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Reviews 454 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Administration: There was a protest because adjunct faculty are being treated poorly.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: It's really good food. The problem is it costs just as much as the surrounding restaurants and food options in Union Square.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is not easy to reach. Student workers answer the phones and aren't helpful. The work study financial aid is unclear.

3 College Student

Administration: Action is taken when needed

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a fun new experience!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I commute and do not live in a dorm, so my opinions are invalid.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of nearby food, many of which are pricey due to them being locally grown and organic- but they're worth it! Quality food doesn't come cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's new york, there are so many places to have fun, and the university is a block or two from Union Square which is the heart of NYC! There is so much to do socially, so many cultures to be exposed to, plenty of good affordable eats and lots of arts to view.

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: I am a commuter, I have not visited the universities dorms, but I encounter the security personnel daily while en route to attending classes. They all seem friendly, attentive, and alert. They keep us safe.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's been a challenging process, that me and the university are still working on. It wouldn't be best to vocalize my opinion on the financial aid of the New School. I'd be bias. Some of my friends got scholarships from the university, however, I did not, which I find unfair and stressful!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a wide array of food to choose from on campus; there are several cafes and cafeterias and they all consists of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and omnivores selection to choose from. I do not eat on campus much because I am a commuter but several of my friends have only had great comments about the food selection of food that is offered on campus. In addition, there are several nearby food spots to eat from if you feel that the university food is not enough- keep in mind that most of the local food tend to be much more expensive.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The institution has some of the best restrooms, security, eating areas, libraries, and very advanced amenities. The social atmosphere are great, there are plenty throughout the universities facilities, they are are spacious, vibrant, and provide adequate access to privacy and they are all equally safe and secure by security personnel. The cost is reasonable for the technological advance tools us as students and staff have unlimited access to (i.e wifi, recording tools, textbooks, large database of ebooks, ejournals, scanners, printer, libraries, etc).

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely hate the administration at this school, but the classes and professors really do make the experience worthwhile. Classes are small and really focused on discussion. Professors will encourage you to think in different ways and understand things from new and educated perspective. Midterms and Finals usually don't involve tests but essays and creative projects. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and get involved in their field.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career prospects can be a touchy subject at arts based school but your professors are usually great sources of connections to help put you in contact with someone in your field. There are lots of job fairs and events were students are welcome to bring resumes.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is really no campus crime. Health Services is very supportive and offers free counseling. Sexual harassment is treated seriously and not tolerated.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's NYC! Take advantage of it and have fun!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Awesome! So many delicious places for dirt to cheap to expensive. Yelp is your friend

2 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration at The New School is not very good. Often emails will go unanswered or if you can actually get in contact you keep getting transferred because no one cares enough to try to help you. It has been very frustrating working with the administration at the new school.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: One of the best parts about The New School is the extreme diversity. You're encouraged to be who you are and are bound to make friends somehow. There are many LGBTQA people represented and accepted. Race and different nationalities is also widely accepted and encouraged.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene isn't that much on campus. However, you can always find cool parties in Brooklyn or anywhere. There are tons of clubs and bars, you really can't get bored.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have never in my life dealt with more unprofessional, uncaring, lazy, and rude people than I do with the Financial Aid department at the new school. the school LOST over $20,000'of my financial aid reward. It took over a year until they would admit fault and even attempt to get the money back for me. Meanwhile I had no money for my books or rent. They also lost more of my money and continue to ignore my calls and multiple attempts to get it back. The people that work here are very rude. Any time I enter the department I am spoken down to and treated horribly, the people working there seem like they are miserable and do not care at all about anyone but themselves and their paycheck. They are as unconcerned as possible about the welfare of their students. This is by far the worst aspect of the new school.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: 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.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Every time I have ordered a well done burger I get a pool of blood at the bottom of my plate. The customer service is bad and the cooks seem very bored and rude. There are not many food options and menus repeat frequently. They food is also very expensive, it is much cheaper and yummier to find a place in the city than at the school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The courses offered are unlike any other school. The professors all offer their own unique edge and for the most part have great intentions for the students. The ew registration process is ridiculous and based on different divisions of credits, making it nearly impossible for many students to get into their desired classes. The workload depends on which college you attend- Parsons classes usually have a much heavier workload than various Eugene Lang classes. As long as you're studying what interests you, the workload should be manageable.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing isn't too bad if you stay in the new University center. You'll be connected to Parsons classrooms and the library. But otherwise the other dorms are not great quality. Be prepared to wait ten minutes for the elevator, and hopefully you won't get stuck in there between floors for over half an hour like me. Those elevators obviously don't get much up keeping. Also the laundry in the dorms is really dirty and gross. The washers and dryers smell like mold, and few work. Most people stop dorming after their freshman year. These dorms are way too expensive for what you get. An apartment will be way cheaper in the long run.


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