The New School Admission RequirementsNew York, New York
Chances of getting into The New School
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT34%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
The New School ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT16%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.59*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||33%||32%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to The New School and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.