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Study at The New School

The New School is a prominent university in New York City located mostly around Greenwich Village. It was established in the year 1919. It was earlier known as the New School for Social Research and then became the New School University. The university was rechristened The New School in 2005. The university offers a variety of degrees and certificates to its students. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Eugene Lang College
  • Mannes College
  • Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • The New School for Drama
  • The New School for General Studies
  • The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • The New School for Liberal Arts
  • The New School for Music
  • The New School for Social Research
Some of its notable alumni are Mario Puzo, writer of ‘The Godfather’; Madeline L'Engle, writer of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’; and Eleanor Roosevelt, former first-lady of the U. S.

Profile of The New School

The New School is in a large city, in New York, NY. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at The New School earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include design, music, drama and performing arts, and liberal arts.

The New School Selectivity

The New School does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 500 to 630 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 490 and 610.


Some professors at The New School are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student enrolment

The New School, in 2007, had 9,659 students (8,351 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Intellectual freedom, artistic and academic excellence, and social responsibility are the guiding values of New School University, a progressive New York institution. Its schools and colleges for design, liberal arts, performing arts, social sciences and public policy challenge students to develop the capacity, passion and will to strengthen the communities and world in which they live. "

The New School Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts698liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, international relations, economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, history
Design 666fashion design, design and applied arts, interior design, design and visual communication, graphic design, illustration, industrial design
Business and Management388 fashion merchandising, human resources, business and related services, non-profit management, business management, organizational behavior
Music173music performance, jazz, music theory and composition
Media149mass communication, media studies
Drama and Performing Arts 80acting, drama, playwriting and screenwriting, directing
Therapy and Counseling66psychology, clinical psychology
Photography and Commercial Art53photography
Fine Arts45fine arts, art history and criticism
Family and Social Work44 public administration, public policy analysis
Architecture and Planning40architecture, environmental design
Religion and Philosophy 39philosophy
Medical Adminstration 28health care administration

Contact: The New School

The New School

66 W 12th Street

New York, NY 10011

General Phone: (212) 229-5600


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