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New York, New York

The New School Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into The New School

The New School

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.7%
Admission Difficulty for The New School
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into The New School and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,623 out of 9,911 applicants were admitted making The New School a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. The New School typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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The New School SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for The New School
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for The New School
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1260

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The New School?

The New School typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The New School admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >69%
1255 to 1360 Avg + 57%-69%
1150 to 1255 Avg - 44%-57%
1045 to 1150 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1045 Low <31%
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The New School ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for The New School
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for The New School
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into The New School?

Admission data indicates that The New School regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The New School.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The New School admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >69%
27 to 30 Avg + 57%-69%
24 to 27 Avg - 44%-57%
21 to 24 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 21 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.59*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into The New School. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The New School was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as The New School accepts 57% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

The New School admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,386 2,525 9,911
Accepted 4,286 1,337 5,623
Acceptance Rate 58% 53% 57%
Enrolled 1,358 439 1,797
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 33% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The New School and what considerations affect admission decisions?

The New School Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The New School
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

34% of students submit their SAT scores to The New School. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to The New School. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1360. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.