#20 Best Private Colleges in New York

The New School

New York, New York

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The New School overview
Location New York, New York
Online newschool.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The New School, located in the heart of New York City, stands out for its progressive approach to higher education and dedication to creative scholarship. Founded in 1919, the institution has evolved into a comprehensive university comprising seven distinct schools, including the renowned Parsons School of Design. Known for its rigorous academic environment and a highly selective application process, The New School offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, especially in the fields of art and design, social sciences, and liberal arts. The urban campus reflects a modernist aesthetic, consistent with the school's focus on innovation, and provides residential facilities to accommodate a significant portion of its student body. While The New School is not conventionally known for athletic programs, its academic prowess attracts a diverse international student population seeking a distinctly metropolitan educational experience.

In the most recent statistical year 9,524 prospective students applied, and 5,446 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,424 enrolled in the school.  9,277 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 831 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $52,926 plus fees of $1,421. The New School is ranked 168 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












The New School is rated within the top 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1140/1360
ACT 26/30
Estimated GPA 3.59

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for The New School
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,421
Room and Board $26,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,550
Total One Year Cost$85,097

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The New School students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 62%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Business 11%
Foreign Languages 4%
Social Sciences 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193654 IPEDS survey data for The New School.

Current students may use the The New School GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.