The New School

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.

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The New School
66 W 12th Street
New York , NY 10011-8603
General Phone: (212) 229-5600

The New School Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts732creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Design692design and visual communication, industrial design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, illustration, design and applied arts
Business and Management390business management, non-profit management, human resources, organizational behavior, human resources development, fashion merchandising
Media181mass communication, media studies
Music172music performance, music theory and composition, jazz
Drama and Performing Arts107drama, playwriting and screenwriting, acting, directing
Therapy and Counseling75psychology, clinical psychology
Fine Arts67fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art54photography
Architecture and Planning34architecture, environmental design
Religion and Philosophy28philosophy
Family and Social Work18public administration, public policy analysis
Medical Administration15health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for The New School in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree88027
Bachelor's degree1,14416
Postbaccalaureate certificate414
Doctor's degree638
Associate's degree4134
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years82
Post-master's certificate162

The New School Student Body

In 2007-2008, The New School had a total enrollment of 9,659 students (8,423 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 29%
Women 71%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 23%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 21%
25-29 23%
30-34 10%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York22%
New Jersey11%
Rhode Island2%
(International Students)2%
Washington, DC1%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%
New Mexico1%

The New School Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 27 %

The New School Room and Board (2007)

The New School offers campus housing for 1,648 of its 8,423 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The New School Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math490610
SAT Writing510630
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT68%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT14%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The New School Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,700
Room and board $ 13,071
Room charge $ 12,260
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,164
Other expenses $ 3,412

Financial Aid:
The New School participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2066200)

The New School Faculty

The New School has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$122,86622$108,955
Associate professoracademic year48$88,44352$87,776
Assistant professoracademic year77$70,41974$71,298
Instructoracademic year10$67,5669$57,550
No academic rankacademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year177$86,654157$81,244

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The New School Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Environmental Design/Architecture

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General

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