The New School

In 1919, a few great minds imagined a school that would rethink the purpose of higher learning. The New School was the result. Today we are the only comprehensive university housing a world-famous design school, a premier liberal arts college, a renowned performing arts college, and a legendary social research school. No matter what area of study students pursue at The New School, they will discover a unique form of creative problem solving that will forever change the way they investigate and create. Our academic centers in New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Mumbai offer over 10,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to prepare them to make a more just, beautiful, and better-designed world. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind university at: Our SchoolsParsons School of DesignParsons is one of the worlds leading art and design schools. Our enlightened approach to design education and sustainability results in a passionate commitment to improving all aspects of society through inquiry, radical ideas, iterative experimentation, and creative collaboration.Eugene Lang College of Liberal ArtsWe are a small, progressive liberal arts college, in the heart of NYC, designed for fiercely independent scholars. At Lang, scholarly rigor meets intellectual freedom. Students map out their own curriculum, study primary texts, engage in small seminars, work closely with faculty, and are part of a community committed to social justice.College of Performing ArtsThis artistic center is home to three highly progressive schools comprised of Mannes School of Music, the School of Drama, and the School of Jazz. We nurture each individual artist in order to cultivate fearless risk takers who value real-world relevance, rigorously pursue excellence, and embrace collaboration. Our students are prepared to become artistic leaders who can make a positive difference in todays world.The New School for Social ResearchThis internationally renowned graduate school is where scholars are taught to understand the world around them in heterodox, intellectually rigorous ways, breaking with traditional modes of thinking. They build new knowledge through scholarly research, become critical and creative thinkers, and learn to grapple with the tensions of contemporary society.Adult Bachelors, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Languages, and MilanoThese schools and programs are designed for the intellectually curious and creative, at all stages of life and career, who are passionate about social justice around the world. Our innovative graduate and undergraduate programs integrate real-world practice with cutting-edge theory and teach students to question what others take for granted.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1919 N/A Semester $322.3 million + 66 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 229-5600
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43 100.0 New York New York 561
Key Value
ID 744
Tuition $47,330 (2017-18)
Room and Board $18,600 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 10,177
Application Deadline Jan. 15
Application Fee $50
Acceptance Rate 60%
Description When applying to The New School, it's important to note the application deadline is Jan. 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are Nov. 1 and Nov. 1, respectively. The application fee at The New School is $50. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due N/A. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60 percent and an early acceptance rate of 92.4 percent.


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Application deadline Jan. 15
Early decision deadline Nov. 1
Application fee $50
Common Application accepted Yes
Deadline for housing deposit July 1


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Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Neither SAT nor ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

Entering Class Stats

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Selectivity Selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 60%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

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Accepting applications Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply No
Minimum required college GPA N/A
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution No
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

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Separate application form required No
Conditional admission offered No
Early decision or early action options available Both early decision and early action
TOEFL (paper) Required of some
TOEFL (internet-based) Required of some
Michigan Test N/A
IELTS Required of some
SAT Considered
SAT Subject Considered
ACT Considered
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Gang Wang, Associate Director, (212) 229-5459,