The New School, NY, NY

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Hip, chic, current, completely urban and non traditional is how I would describe The New School. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, The New School was established back in the early 1900’s to help international students, who were being suppressed from gaining a college education in the WWI era, to earn a higher education degree. The College of Performing Arts and Parson’s, established prior to The New School, joined them later on.

General Notes
– Made up of 3 undergraduate schools – Eugene Lang Liberal Arts, Parsons School of Design, College of Performing Arts
– Private
– Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
– Retention rate – 82% (For all schools)
– Admit rate – 60% (For all schools)
– Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 490-660/24-28 (For all schools)
– Test Optional
– Student to faculty ratio – 9:1 (For all schools)
– Hip, city environment
– $21k Tuition per semester
– Non traditional environment
– Located in Greenwich Village, between 11th-16th and 5th – 6th Avenue
– 5 dormitories on campus, 1st year housing guaranteed
– International population is 40%
– Apply to a specific college
– 4 cafeteria’s and cafes on campus
– 3 types of aid, merit based aid (International and domestic), work study and financial aid
– No interviews
– Use the Common App
– Looking to see how serious a student is in coming here
– Dual degree option – Stay 5 years, BA at Eugene Lang and a Bachelors of Fine Arts
– Access to Cooper Union and NYU resources
– $18-$22k for room/board
– COA – $65k
– Innovative and experimental

Eugene Lang
– Focus on social science and humanities
– Undergraduate enrollment – 1,663
– Open curriculum
– 16 total students or less per class
– Can cross register with their other colleges
– Can double major at multiple colleges
– Have a self designed major
– 1st year writing course required
– Additional essay on the Common App – Use your voice
– No gen ed requirements
– Declare your major sophomore year
– Classes are seminar style

Parsons School of Design
– Undergraduate enrollment – 4,301
– Student to faculty ratio – 9:1 (For all schools)
– Largest school of all of them
– Most professors part time – Are working in the industry and have contacts in the industry
– Has Associates degrees – For people who have earned a bachelors
– Declare the medium you choose to focus on
– Senior thesis project
– Spend a lot of time at the design center
– Game Design, drawing, illustration, painting, fashion
– 8-12 pieces of your choice for your portfolio
– Submit a portfolio and Parsons Challenge project

Visit The New School website.

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