New York, New York

The New School Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into The New School

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for The New School
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into The New School and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate. 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. Only 29% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for The New School
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for The New School
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
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 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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The New School admission chances by SAT score
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%
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The New School ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
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 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. 17 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
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

The New School has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

The New School admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,675 2,381 9,056
Accepted 4,149 1,421 5,570
Acceptance Rate 62% 60% 62%
Enrolled 1,210 389 1,599
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 27% 29%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

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.