The New School Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into The New School
How hard is it to get into The New School and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #62 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,570 out of 9,056 applicants were admitted making The New School a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. The New School typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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The New School SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT26%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 26 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|
|1370 and Above||Good||>74%|
|1270 to 1370||Avg +||62%-74%|
|1170 to 1270||Avg -||49%-62%|
|1070 to 1170||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 1070||Low||<36%|
The New School ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT17%
|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||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The New School.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>74%|
|26 to 28||Avg +||62%-74%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||49%-62%|
|22 to 24||Reach||36%-49%|
|Less than 22||Low||<36%|
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 62% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||27%||29%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply103
Applicants have 103 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to The New School before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
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.