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The New School Admission Requirements

New York, New York

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Chances of getting into The New School

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
69%
Admission Difficulty for The New School
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into The New School and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at The New School is 69%.  It ranks #74 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. The New School is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 6,012 out of 8,701 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1140/1360 ACT 26/30). The New School typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The The New School application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The New School. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 34% of students submitted SAT scores and 16% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

The New School SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1140-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT 
34%
SAT Scores for The New School
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for The New School
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1250

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1250 out of 1600. The New School ranks #27 in New York and #170 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >81%
1250 to 1360 Avg + 69%-81%
1140 to 1250 Avg - 54%-69%
1030 to 1140 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 1030 Low <38%
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The New School ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
16%
ACT Scores for The New School
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for The New School
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 #26 in New York and #158 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The New School.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >81%
28 to 30 Avg + 69%-81%
26 to 28 Avg - 54%-69%
24 to 26 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 24 Low <38%
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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 #32 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 69% of students who apply.

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*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 6,435 2,266 8,701
Accepted 4,518 1,494 6,012
Acceptance Rate 70% 66% 69%
Enrolled 919 320 1,239
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
96

Applicants have 96 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The New School is $50.

Application Requirements

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

The New School Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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?

69% 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 1140 and 1360. 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 26 and 30. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.