Eugene Lang College - The New School for Liberal Arts

133 reviews
  1. New York City, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    NG
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    B+
Eugene Lang College - The New School for Liberal Arts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
65 W. 11th St.
New York City, NY 10011

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
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High School GPA
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Application Website

Cost

Net Price
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National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
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  • $30-48k
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  • $49-75k
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  • $76-110k
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  • $110k+
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Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Data not available
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,423Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Data not available
Pell Grant
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Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Obnoxious
    50%
  • Free thinker
    33%
  • Okay
    17%

After Eugene Lang College - The New School for Liberal Arts

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
Data not available
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

133 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    49
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    17
The New School is not for everyone, but it's incredible for those who prefer a non-traditional urban college. I specifically attend Eugene Lang School for Liberal Arts. Academically, I love the school. There are very few required courses and for the requirements that you do have to fulfill, you typically can still choose from about 10+ difference courses to meet those requirements. Students are given a great autonomy for choosing courses and there is an option to design an individualized major (which is what I am doing). Course topics are very interesting and specific. Most classes are small, seminar-style courses. The teacher sits at the table with the class and they are heavily based on discussion. Despite their larger size, lecture courses are also heavy in discussion. Most first year students would agree that the difficulty of the coursework is equivalent to that of an AP course in high school, or possibly even a regular high school course depending on the class and professor. Most coursework is reading and writing intensive. As a liberal arts school, there are little to no exams given and a lack of emphasis on STEM subjects. All of the teachers that I have had are extremely engaging, as well as passionate, knowledgable, and accomplished. They genuinely care about their students and make class as interesting as possible. An aspect of academics that a lot of students (including myself) have trouble with is the feeling that there are not enough practical courses. For example, although the courses are interesting, they mostly discuss theories and society, rather than teaching skills. For this reason it at times feels like students are wasting money on tuition. The New School is not for everyone but for this who seek curricular autonomy and interesting, discussion-based courses, it is an excellent choice.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 27 2015
I have been exponentially comfortable at my school given the accepting nature of the students and professors alike. All identities are welcome without question and many topics are discussed with regards to the experiences of different groups of people. I find this extremely important especially in a day and age where we still so such dominance of the straight white male in a culture where there are so many queer identifying (gender and sexuality) and people of color who wish to further their educations and endeavors without having to face the inherent prevalence of blatant privilege. Our school is extremely aware of this and makes a safe learning environment that I feel is rare at many other schools.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
My school is amazing! I'm so lucky to be attending, my only disappointment is that it is so closely compared to NYU and often left to transfer over. Though these things don't directly effect me, it does sometimes make me question whether or not I should've tried harder to get into NYU
  • College Sophomore
  • June 18 2015