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The New School Stats, Info and Facts

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10,262 Students

62% Admitted

  • 10,389 full time
  • 1,372 part time
  • 2,483 men full time
  • 6,407 women full time
  • 16,131 applied
  • 10,250 admitted
  • 3,574 enrolled

7,125 Undergraduates

$48,600 Tuition/Year

  • 3,208 Graduates
  • 60 Non-Degree
  • $48,600 in state
  • $396 fees
  • $18,700 room & board
  • $1,587 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctorate
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Narwhal
School Colors: Red, White, and Black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jessica from Rydal, PA
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  • The New School is a place where creative and innovative minds come together. It's a school that recognizes and appreciates every students individuality. The New School really makes you feel…

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  • Saydee from Brooklyn, NY
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  • New School is a wonderful school, small classes and very involved student and faculty. As students we also benefit from great lectures and organized events involving highly recognized professionals in…

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  • Eric from Columbus, GA
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  • A group of highly-motivated students goes here. New York is a difficult place to live for most, and the hard work that people put into their daily lives is the…

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  • Caitlyn from New Paltz, NY
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  • The New School offers many interesting and inspiring classes that are engaged in the close-knit college community. There is a vibrant presence in New York and there are lots of…

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Mission Statement

The New School prepares students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and more just place. We will ensure that our students develop both the skills a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy. We will also lead in generating practical and theoretical knowledge that enables people to better understand our world and improve conditions for local and global communities. We are and will be a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, such as democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability, migration, and globalization. We will be the preeminent intellectual and creative center for effective engagement in a world that increasingly demands better-designed objects, communication, systems, and organizations to meet social needs.

The New School
  • Located in New York, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,262 students enrolled
  • 62% admitted
  • $48,600 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Jackie from San Juan, PR
  • I am a past student here

    The New School astonished me with all the activities it constantly held. Every day, there was something new going on dealing with photography, literature, language, etc. That was something that I really loved about the school. And the best part? Almost all of them are free with your ID card! I loved The New School in every physical, environmental and mental aspect except for the attitude most students carry on themselves. I found it very hard to make friends at the university because many of the students are very pompous or keep to themselves.

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  • Amy
  • I am a past student here

    I didn't enjoy going to Eugene Lang College. It might have been because I was not a typical student, or perhaps it was because I just didn't have enough money to make in New York City, but I was miserable most of the time. First semester I lived with all Parsons students who looked down on me for being poor. I had a hard time adjusting to the school and making friends within the community. Speaking of which, there is none. They don't have a real campus, which can be nice if you love the city and would rather be spending all your time on 5th avenue instead of on a quad, but I felt alone and isolated most of the time. That said, if you're an extremely outgoing person (with a good fashion sense, that never hurts) and know how to really put yourself out there, you can probably find a great group of friends. Just avoid the nasty, judgmental girls smoking in the courtyard. This is just for girls, but the ratio of girls to guys at The New School is ridiculous. And most of the guys who do go there are gay, which is awesome, but tiring if you're looking for a boyfriend. Most girls go elsewhere to find love or hookups. Straight guys, though, are surrounded by beautiful girls, so that's good for them I guess...*sigh*

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  • Bianca from Miami, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Being at The New School has been such a wonderful experience for me. I really enjoy being here and attending all of my classes. The environment at The New School is set up in such a way that makes students eager to learn. Coming to class does not feel like a chore, it is something you look forward to.

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  • Megan from New York, NY
  • I am a current student here

    The education at Parsons is amazing. You learn so much so quickly, and the culture of New York is fantastic. If you are in a division other than Parsons, there are plenty of opportunities to meet friends and enjoy the city. During the first year of Parsons, I have found that you are so busy doing your homework that it is very hard to have time for socializing, although I hear this changes through your time at Parsons. Personally I miss having time for myself and money to spare.

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