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The New School

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Introduction

Established in 1919 as the New School for Social Research; The New School is private, non-profit research-intensive University located in New York City. Between 1997 and 2005, the institute was known as New School University. It was finally renamed as the New School in 2005. The institution is known for its quality education, housing, facilities and international think tank.

Academics

The New School is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The University offers more than 85 graduate and undergraduate degree-granting programs and majors. It also offers a variety of certificate programs and over 650 continuing education courses to over 6,350 adult learners every year.

The New School is home to several key Institutes and Research Centers that are focused on diverse fields of study. Their work is mainly focused in the following areas: International Affairs and Global Perspectives; Art, Design, and Theory; Philosophy and Intellectual Culture; Politics, Policy, and Society; Environment; Urban and Community Development; Education; and The Center for New York City Affairs.

Schools and colleges

The New School is composed of the following academic divisions: The New School for Social Research; Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts; Mannes College The New School for Music; The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music; The New School for Drama; Parsons The New School for Design; and The New School for Public Engagement.

Online Education

The New School offers online degrees programs and certificates for students who are unable to attend a traditional college due to other personal or professional commitments. Some of the online degree programs offered at the University are BA/BS in Liberal Arts; AAS in Fashion Marketing; MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL); Fashion Business; Media Management; Design Business; Screenwriting; and Graphic and Digital Design.

The University also offers an array of continuing education classes online. The courses range from Photoshop to media, health, culture and social change. The New School’s vibrant mix of continuing education courses includes classes that address contemporary and historical topics, and are designed to build skills and inspire creativity.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admission requirements for the various academic divisions at the New School may differ. However, most of them require the students to send the completed application form, along with official transcripts, and scores for ACT/ SAT or any equivalent test. Getting a transfer to the institute is easy. Applicants must send the completed application form along with the official transcripts from previously attended institutes.

The New School also encourages international students to apply for admission. However, applicants must follow the specific admission requirements. Students from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test or any other equivalent test to provide a proof of their proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

The New School offers financial aid programs to help needy students and their parents pay for college. The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) administers an all-inclusive program of financial assistance and financing options for the students. The institute offers financial assistance through diverse mediums such as grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study programs. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Grants and scholarships are gift aids that need not be returned. Some of the grants and scholarships are Federal Pell Grant; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG); CHCI Scholarship; Arts Scholarship for Mature Women; Letters Scholarship for Mature Women; 2010 Women’s Forum Education Award; Edward J. McFadden Scholarship; Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund; The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship; and Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship.

Students at the New School can also opt for the student loans, however this type of financial aid must be returned with interest. Some of the loans include Undergraduate Federal Plus; William D. Ford Direct Student Loans; Private Student Loans; Federal Perkins Loan; and Graduate Federal Plus. The institute also offers federal work-study programs to enable the students take up part-time jobs to pay for college.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1281st for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The Office of Student Development supports the institute’s educational mission by facilitating students with meaningful campus life outside the classroom. The students are encouraged to participate in a range of cultural, leadership, social, educational, and recreational experiences. The campus is home to a variety of student clubs and organizations. Students can either join an existing organization or start a new one. Some of the registered student organizations are Association for International Development (AID); New School Science Club; PhotoFeast; Student Film Collective; Mountaineering Club; and New Light Opera.

The Office of Recreation offers diverse opportunities for students to become physically active and make new friends for life. Their mission is to bring recreation and sports to the student body. The various structured and non-structured programs serve to increase the positive social interaction and build the community. The programs and activities are designed for the students at all levels of knowledge, ability, experience, and interest.

Campus Facilities:

The New School owns many libraries throughout the New York City and is a member of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan. In 2009, its libraries housed a total of 1,906,046 holdings. Some of their libraries are Fogelman Social Sciences and Humanities Library; Visual Resource Center; Kellen Archives; Scherman Music Library; and Adam and Sophie Gimbel Design Library.

Media and Publications:

The New School Free Press is the student run newspaper, widely distributed throughout the campus.

WNSR is the student-operated, faculty-advised online radio station, which also operates at the University.

The New School also publishes several journals such as Constellations, Social Research, The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal; International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society; New School Economic Review; New School Psychology Bulletin; and The Journal of Design Strategies.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The New School’s athletic department sponsors a variety of men’s and women’s teams that participate in diverse sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, and so on. The colors are Yellow, Orange, and Red. The University also organizes extra-curricular classes in yoga, meditation, salsa dance, karate, and t’ai.

Bibliography

  • The New School. 2011.
  • Cantrell, Rita. The New School Counselor: Strategies For Universal Academic Achievement. R&L Education, 2009. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 80th in New York and 715th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 4 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29,829 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 515 0.01
Forcible Rape 1,092 0.01
Robbery 19,773 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,159 0.22
Larceny 112,864 1.37
Vehicle theft 9,434 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New York, NY 10011-8603
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population46,669 (46,669 urban / N/A rural)
Households28,659 (1.55 people per house)
Median Household Income$61,986
Families6,612 (2.58 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, humanities/social sciences dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3610

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 80th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $38,976 $38,976 $38,976
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $886 $886 $886
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,271 $1,271 $1,271
FT Graduate Tuition $27,610 $27,610 $27,610
FT Graduate Required Fees $886 $886 $886
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $1,454 $1,454 $1,454
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $59,691 $59,691 $59,691
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $57,565 $57,565 $57,565
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $44,493 $44,493 $44,493

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $38,198 $39,368 $38,198 $39,368 $38,198 $39,368
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,665 $1,661
On-Campus – Room & Board $13,255 $15,090
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,955(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $13,255 $13,137
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,486(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,486(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 4,978 (1,364 male / 3,612 female)
Admitted 3,315 (913 male / 2,401 female)
Admission rate 67%
First-time Enrollment 1,038 (295 male / 743 female)
FT Enrollment 996 (282 male / 714 female)
PT Enrollment 42 (13 male / 29 female)
Total Enrollment10,301

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

ACT Test Admission

312th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 15%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 30
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 28

SAT Test Admission

342nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 52%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 505 / 635
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 510 / 605
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1015 / 1240

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,947
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$14,500
Board Fee$3,990

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 814 136 278 266 9 1,228 186 2,993
Acting 2 2 3 1 24 3 35
Anthropology 1 2 8 2 13
Architectural Sciences and Technology, Other
Architecture 4 4 6 1 16
Architecture and Related Services, Other 11 4 3 10 1 29
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 1 3 1 1 29 2 40
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General 4 3 3 1 4 1 16
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 3 4
Business Administration and Management, General 4 5 5 2 16 2 35
Communication and Media Studies, Other 8 3 1 1 10 4 27
Conducting 1 1
Creative Writing 10 7 7 6 1 63 7 102
Design and Applied Arts, Other 63 7 20 20 62 9 183
Design and Visual Communications, General 64 5 30 30 2 63 4 204
Directing and Theatrical Production 1 4 5
Documentary Production 6 5 11
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 5 3 3 25 1 38
Economics, General 8 1 5 15 3 33
Environmental Studies 1 1 4 1 7
Fashion Merchandising 119 6 16 25 4 170
Fashion/Apparel Design 163 9 21 61 1 99 22 381
Fine/Studio Arts, General 28 5 13 7 55 13 127
General Literature 4 3 5 1 45 10 69
Graphic Design 16 4 10 14 1 46
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 1
History, General 5 1 1 1 13 1 23
Illustration 19 1 7 12 1 15 6 63
Industrial and Product Design 19 4 10 6 2 41
Interior Architecture
Interior Design 37 2 8 7 42 4 104
International Relations and Affairs 21 15 20 11 69 9 152
Jazz/Jazz Studies 21 5 4 14 5 52
Keyboard Instruments 12 4 2 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 17 11 31 10 79 22 178
Mass Communication/Media Studies 32 12 14 8 100 12 186
Music Performance, General 15 3 18
Music Theory and Composition 5 1 3 9
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 3 9 7 4 1 33 1 61
Organizational Behavior Studies 1 2 1 4
Organizational Leadership 1 2 3
Philosophy 5 1 13 5 25
Photography 14 5 11 7 1 32 2 73
Playwriting and Screenwriting 1 2 4
Political Science and Government, General 5 3 9 1 18
Psychology, General 6 4 8 5 73 4 102
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 1 1
Public Policy Analysis, General 1 1 2
Social Sciences, Other 6 3 10 4 32 3 58
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 3 2 5
Sociology 10 2 1 2 9 2 26
Stringed Instruments 1 1 2
Sustainability Studies 1 1 2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 6 2 33 4 46
Urban Studies/Affairs 6 10 5 7 1 19 3 57
Voice and Opera 8 1 15 2 26
Woodwind Instruments 22 1 2 13 1 40

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 451st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $87,441 ($92,103 male / $84,555 female)
Number of FT Faculty 425 (214 male / 211 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,143
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $21,342,000
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