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The New School Overview

The New School is a private not-for-profit institution located in New York, New York. The city atmosphere of New York makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is The New School Known For?

6,224 Full-Time Undergraduates
$42,812 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at New School University may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at New School University.
  • In 2017-2018, 18% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from New School University makes roughly $44,500 a year. This is 9% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

The New School Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, New School University is ranked #505 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. New School University also holds the #58 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that New School University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for New School University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 208
Best Colleges for Diversity 318
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 393
Best Colleges for Veterans 485
Best Colleges 505
Best Colleges for the Money 1,310

Where Is The New School?

Location of The New School

Contact details for New School University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 66 West 12Th Street, New York, NY 10011-8871
Phone: 212-229-5600

How Do I Get Into New School University?

You can apply to New School University online at:

Admission Requirements for New School University

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into New School University?

62% Acceptance Rate
74% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at New School University is 62%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 26% of accepted students are men and 74% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to New School University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The New School  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for The New School  ( 530 to 650 )
New School University received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for The New School  ( 24 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for The New School  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for The New School  ( 24 to 28 )

Can I Afford The New School?

$42,812 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of New School University is $42,812. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for New School University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$37,224 $38,254 $42,200 $44,377 $49,411

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At New School University, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $10,195 a year. That adds up to $40,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at New School University is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The New School Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,224 Full-Time Undergraduates
74% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,125 undergraduate students at New School University, with 6,224 being full-time and 901 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  New School University

There are also 3,264 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,224 full-time undergraduates at New School University, 26% are male and 74% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  New School University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The New School students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of New School University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 602
Black or African American 351
Hispanic or Latino 752
White 1,952
International Students 2,063
Other Races/Ethnicities 504

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at The New School. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 125 countries are represented at New School University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at The New School

248 Took All Classes Online
1,147 Took At Least One Class Online
-12.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at New School University. In 2017-2018, 1,147 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at New School University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 23rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of New School University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The New School was -12.4%. This is the #2,595 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at New School University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of New School University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 10%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 69%
Systems Theory 88%
Teaching English or French 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at New School University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at New School University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #17
Arts & Media Management #18
Design & Applied Arts #61
Teaching English or French #68
Communication & Media Studies #121
Visual & Performing Arts #128
Communication & Journalism #182

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The New School Majors

In 2017-2018, The New School awarded 3,306 undergraduate degrees and 2,446 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Anthropology 0 4 10 5
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 22 28 0
Arts & Media Management 0 142 11 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 4 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 31 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 4
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 17
Communication & Media Studies 0 41 64 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 146 106 0
Dance 0 2 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 183 388 70 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 61 18 0
Economics 0 12 23 8
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 71 16 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 68 71 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 2 11 0 0
General Psychology 0 33 65 6
History 0 5 6 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 1 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 70 0
International Studies 0 21 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 103 6 0
Literature 0 48 0 0
Music 0 108 107 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 0 0
Philosophy 0 4 21 0
Political Science & Government 0 13 10 14
Public Policy 0 0 24 5
Publishing 0 0 21 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 42 54 0
Sociology 0 6 20 8
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 91 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 21 0
Systems Theory 0 0 138 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 20 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 1 16 0
Urban Studies 0 10 8 0
Writing Studies 0 4 100 0
Total 552 2,754 2,312 134


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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