The New School

513 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
The New School is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

The New School Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
990-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$42,505/ year
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
    $29,010/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,936/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,499/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,131/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,499/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,023Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Progressive
    42%
  • Eccentric
    21%
  • Pretentious.
    16%
  • Independent
    11%
  • Rich
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
91%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Innovative
    37%
  • Progressive
    32%
  • Independent
    16%
  • Pretentious
    16%

After The New School

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

513 reviews
  • Excellent
    110
  • Very Good
    170
  • Average
    158
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    43
I'm a bit torn on this one because I am very displeased with The New School's direct administration and the school's cost. The courses offered are very interesting and unique, which makes TNS experience something worth it sometimes. There's classes on DJing, trans cultural studies, puppetry, you name it! There are more "normal" classes offered as well, but it is encouraged by the school to try to take as many different classes are you can. The professors vary, but most as practitioners in their field, meaning they work both at the school and in their field of study. This helps students build fast, reliable connections as well as get a hands-on experience with whatever they're learning. The classes for the most part are seminar-style, though there are lectures and other styles. Most of the classes stick to 5-20 students per class.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 19 2015
I am a contemporary music major with a focus in music technology. There are a few courses in my area of study, such as Music Technology, Music and the Digital Media, Electronic Music, etc. There are also other music classes offered, like Western Fundamentals of Music, Global Perspectives of Music, and various other global music classes. Most of the music technology classes work in Logic, Protools, and Max MSP, all of which are helpful tools. I wish The New School gave students a student version of many of the softwares. It's not convenient learning a program which you cannot have access or experience with unless you drop $500+ on the software. It's crazy! Music labs are cool and are provided with keyboards and audio inputs. The computers already have Protools, Logic, and Max on them, but the rooms are locked at times, which makes it hard to get extra practice in.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 19 2015
Yes, it's pretty bad. The Lang cafe offers snacks and hot lunches, though everything I've tried has been way overpriced and just plain bad. Plastic bottles of tea cost about four dollars. They make more than enough on your tuition- it's ridiculous to jack up the food costs like they do. The new university cafeteria looks nice and offers interesting food options, but I also found myself unsatisfied and upset with the expensive costs. The only good part of the cafeteria is their dessert options. You definitely won't be disappointed, unless you're trying to save money. Your best bet is to explore off campus food options because there is SO much amazing food In NYC! A lot of it is also half the price of the New School food. It's win-win!
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 19 2015