New School

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66 W. 12th Street

New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 229-5600
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jan. 5
application deadline

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#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. National Universities

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New School is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,010 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. New School's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 135. Its tuition and fees are $40,928 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Located in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village, The New School is a center of academic excellence where intellectual and artistic freedoms thrive. The nearly 9,400 matriculated students and approximately 5,280 continuing education students who attend the university's eight schools enjoy a disciplined education supported by small class sizes, superior resources, and renowned working faculty members who practice what they teach. Artists, scholars, and students from all walks of life attend its diverse programs and can earn everything from program certificates to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. When The New School was founded in 1919, its mission was to create a place where global peace and justice were more than theoretical ideals. New School students participate in programs that to this day strive for academic excellence, technical mastery, and engaged world citizenship. The eight schools that make up The New School are: The New School for General Studies; The New School for Social Research; Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy; Parsons, The New School for Design; Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts; Mannes College, The New School for Music; The New School for Drama; and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. For more information, visit

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1919
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $218,310,000


When applying to New School, it's important to note the application deadline is January 5, and the early decision deadline is November 1. The application fee at New School is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.0%
Application deadline January 5
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at New School is 9:1, and the school has 87.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at New School include: Visual and Performing Arts; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; English Language and Literature/Letters; Social Sciences; and Architecture and Related Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 49%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 68%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13%
English Language and Literature/Letters 6%
Social Sciences 5%
Architecture and Related Services 2%

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Student Life

New School has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,010, with a gender distribution of 28.5 percent male students and 71.5 percent female students. At this school, 21 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 10,575
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

New School offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. New School also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at New School.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At New School, 52.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,272.

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Tuition and fees $40,928 (2013-14)
Room and board $18,490 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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