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The New School Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into The New School

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.3%
Admission Difficulty for The New School
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into The New School and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #56 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,280 out of 9,208 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 27 percent. The New School typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The New School SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1380
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 680
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1270

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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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The New School admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >69%
1265 to 1380 Avg + 57%-69%
1150 to 1265 Avg - 44%-57%
1035 to 1150 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1035 Low <31%
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The New School ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for The New School
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for The New School
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 28
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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The New School admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >71%
27 to 30 Avg + 57%-71%
25 to 27 Avg - 46%-57%
23 to 25 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 23 Low <36%
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The New School GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into The New School?

Applicants require 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.59 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

The New School admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,848 2,360 9,208
Accepted 4,015 1,265 5,280
Acceptance Rate 59% 54% 57%
Enrolled 1,140 327 1,467
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 26% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The New School and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does The New School prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into The New School?

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.

What SAT score is required for The New School?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1380. 34% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The New School?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.