Students Say

Eugene Lang College is an “unconventional,” highly urban school with few academic requirements where courses have “really long poetic titles” and professors “go by their first names.” “Lang is about small classes in a big city,” summarizes a writing major. There’s a “rich intellectual tradition” and, no matter what your major, an “interdisciplinary curriculum.” “At Eugene Lang, you have the freedom to pursue your artistic or intellectual direction with absolute freedom,” says a philosophy major. However, “students who are uncomfortable in a city and who are not excited about learning for learning’s sake should not come to this school.”

Overview

Applicants
1,642
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.29

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Decision II
January 6

Regular
January 6

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Eugene Lang College is an “unconventional,” highly urban school with few academic requirements where courses have “really long poetic titles” and professors “go by their first names.” “Lang is about small classes in a big city,” summarizes a writing major. There’s a “rich intellectual tradition” and, no matter what your major, an “interdisciplinary curriculum.” “At Eugene Lang, you have the freedom to pursue your artistic or intellectual direction with absolute freedom,” says a philosophy major. However, “students who are uncomfortable in a city and who are not excited about learning for learning’s sake should not come to this school.” Lang’s “clueless,” “incredibly bureaucratic” administration is hugely unpopular. The “approachable” and monolithically “radical” faculty is a mixed bag. “Seventy-five percent of the pro­fessors are pure gold, but the 25 percent who are not really are awful.” “Lang’s greatest strength (other than location) is its seminar style of teaching,” explains a first-year student. “I’ve yet to be in a class with more then fifteen people.” Students say their class discussions are phenomenal. “The students, however, at times can be somewhat draining.” “All the teachers are highly susceptible to being led off on long tangents” and some “are too gentle and not comfortable shutting down wandering or irrelevant conversation.” Juniors and seniors can take classes at several schools within the larger university (including Parsons The New School for Design and Mannes College The New School for Music). “So if Lang’s ultra-liberal, writing-intensive seminars are too much,” notes an urban studies major, “you can always take a break.” Internships all over Manhattan are common, too.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
147
with Terminal Degree
60

80
Women
67
Men
22
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Borzou Daragahi
Middle East Correspondent, The New York Times

Elizabeth Cook
I Have a Dream Foundation

Emily Gould
Former Co-Editor of Gawker.com

Matisyahu (Matthew Miller)
American Jewish Reggae Artist

Elisa Donovan
Actress, Clueless

Lieutenant Daniel McSweeney
Captain, US Marine Corps, Public Relations Unit, FDNY

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,711

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,110

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,181

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,021

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,030
Required Fees
$886
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$920

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,008

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

“Lang offers the kids with dreadlocks and piercings an alternative place to gather, smoke, and write pretentious essays.” It’s “overrun with rabid hip­sters.” “Cool hair” and “avant-garde” attitudes proliferate. So do “tight pants.” “Every student at Lang thinks they are an atypical student.” “There is a run­ning joke that all Lang students were ‘that kid’ in high school,” says a senior. “Shock is very popular around here,” and “everyone fits in as long as they are not too mainstream.” “It’s the normal ones who have the trouble,” suggests a sophomore. “But once they take up smoking and embrace their inner hipster, everything’s cool.” “There are a lot of queer students, who seem to be comfort­able.” “We’re really not all that ethnically diverse,” admits a first-year student. There are “less affluent kids due to great financial aid,” and there is a strong contingent of “trust-fund babies” and “over-privileged communists from Connecticut.” “Most students are wealthy but won’t admit it,” says a senior. “To be from a rich family and have it be apparent is a cardinal sin.” “Most students are extremely liberal and on the same wavelength politically.” “Conservative kids are the freaks at our school. Left is in. But having a Republican in class is so exciting,” suggest a senior. “We can finally have a debate.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,487
Out of State
72%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
40

Demographics

5.46%
Asian
7.42%
African-American
13.90%
Hispanic
58.15%
Caucasian
8.95%
Unknown
7.21%
International

70% female
30% male
72% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

There are “great talks given on campus every week by a wide variety of academ­ics on almost every social issue imaginable.” Otherwise, “Lang is the anti-college experience.” “There is very little community” on this speck of a campus on the northern end of Greenwich Village. “Space and facilities are limited.” “There is no safe haven in the form of a communal student space” except for “a courtyard of a million cigarette butts.” Though a new 375,000 square foot campus center will open in the fall of 2014. Certainly, “you aren’t going to have the traditional college fun” here. On the other hand, few students anywhere else enjoy this glori­ous level of independence. “Life at Eugene Lang is integrated completely with living in New York City,” and “you have the entire city at your fingertips.” When you walk out of class, “you walk out into a city of nine million people.” There are dorms here, but “most students have apartments,” especially after freshman year. For fun, Lang students sometimes “hang around other students’ apartments and smoke pot.” Many “thoroughly enjoy the club scene.” Mostly though, “people band into small groups and then go out adventuring in the city” where “there is always something to do that you’ve never done, or even heard of, before.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
57
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
None

Men's Sports (Hoop Dreams)
5 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Cycling
Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Sports ()
5 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Cycling
Soccer
Volleyball


Sustainability

Located in the heart of New York City, The New School seeks to catalyze change by preparing students to succeed in an increasingly complex world. Studying design, social sciences, the arts, and interdisciplinary fields such as environmental studies, urban studies, and global studies, New School undergraduates are keenly aware of pressures facing the global urban environment and pursue opportunities to do something about it. As one of the first institutions to sign up for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s University Challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2017, all of The New School’s direct-pay electricity is offset by renewable energy credits from wind power. The New School is looking to increase energy efficiency through lighting retrofits, HVAC commissioning and upgrades, and is building a 365,000-square-foot University Center striving for LEED Gold, which will serve as a locus for student engagement with cutting-edge sustainability practices. Compost is collected and biodegradable plates and cutlery are used in all cafeterias, which serve locally produced/organic foods. Each year, the Office of Career Development hosts “Careers with a Conscience” on environmentally responsible occupations. Faculty research in sustainability management, urban agriculture, and forestry, informs the curriculum while the Tishman Environment and Design Center serves as a crossroads for collaborations on environmental research projects. Multiple student-run organizations focus on environmental issues, like Renew School, an organization that brings students together to work on campus sustainability projects with the Office for Sustainability.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
82%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
29

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
http://www.newschool.edu/information-technology/deals/

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Denise Rodriguez
Secretary, University Admissions

Address
72 Fifth Avenue #105
Eugene Lang College
New York, NY 10003

Phone
212-229-5155

Email
rodrigud@newschool.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Harry Scherman Library
Raymond Fogelman Library
Lang Courtyard
University Welcome Center
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
The University Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Empire State Building
American Museum of Natural History
TImes Square
Fifth Avenue (shopping)
The Museum of Modern Art
Broadway Shows and Theater Tickets at TKTS

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday- Friday
Mondays-Thursdays: 9am - 6pm & Fridays: 9am - 5pm
212-229-5155

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
12:00- 5:00pm Dance Auditions

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
dvghosh13@gmail.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Kennedy International, La Guardia, and Newark airports all serve New York City. At Kennedy and La Guardia, Carey bus service provides group rides into the city at regular intervals; check with your airline for details. Taxis are also available, though expensive. From Newark, Carey Bus brings passengers into the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is a subway ride away from the college. Amtrak, Metro-North, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad trains all serve New York City. Greyhound and several local bus lines also come into the city. Public transportation is available from the terminals to the college. New Jersey's PATH train stops at 14th St. and 6th Ave., only 2 blocks from campus. The BMT, IND, and IRT subway lines all have stops within walking distance of the school.

Driving Instructions to Campus
"From: Westchester, Connecticut, and points north of New York City Take the Saw Mill River Parkway to the Henry Hudson Parkway south and continue to the West Side Highway (which becomes Twelfth Avenue/West Street); exit left at 14th Street to Fifth Avenue and turn right. Head one block south to 13th Street and turn right. From: Points north of New York City via I-95 Take I-95 to the Triborough Bridge. Follow the FDR Drive downtown. Exit at 14th Street. Travel east to Fifth Avenue. Turn left. Turn right on 13th Street. From: New Jersey and points west of New York City From the George Washington Bridge: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway south and proceed as directed above. From the Lincoln Tunnel: Follow the signs to 39th or 40th Streets and head east (one block) to Ninth Avenue. Travel south on Ninth Avenue to 14th Street. Make a left turn onto 14th Street and continue as above. From the New Jersey Turnpike: Take the Holland Tunnel to Canal Street. Continue on Canal Street to Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas). Go north on Sixth Avenue (turn left) to 14th Street; turn right and continue on 14th Street to Fifth Avenue. Make a right turn to 13th Street. Turn right onto 13th Street. From: Long Island and points east of New York City Take the Long Island Expressway (I-95) west to the Midtown Tunnel. From the Tunnel, follow signs to 34th Street and the FDR Drive. Take the FDR Drive south to the 15th Street exit and continue south to 14th Street. Proceed west on 14th Street to Fifth Avenue to 13th Street; turn right at 13th Street. *Be aware that all routes into the city have tolls, which range from $1.00 - $4.50 each way. Please note, for students who may use moving trucks to move into residence halls, the cost may be higher due to the weight and commercial license plates. Also, you may have to take alternate routes/tunnels/bridges due to commercial truck restrictions on certain tunnels and bridges."

Local Accommodations
"Larchmont Hotel 27 West 11th Street .2 miles/Greenwich Village Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place .4 miles/Greenwich Village W New York - Union Square 201 Park Avenue South .6 miles/Union Square Chelsea Inn 46 West 17th Street .8 miles/Chelsea Hotel 17 225 East 17th Street .8 miles/Union Square Gramercy Park Hotel 2 Lexington Avenue 1 mile/Gramercy Maritime Hotel 363 West 16th Street 1 mile/Chelsea Mercer Hotel 147 Mercer Street 1 mile/SoHo American Dream Hostel 168 East 24th Street 1.1 miles/Gramercy Comfort Inn 18 West 25th Street 1.1 miles/Gramercy Hampton Inn - New York 108 West 24th Street 1.1 miles/Gramercy Chelsea Center Hostel 313 West 29th Street 1.4 miles/Chelsea Gershwin Hotel 7 East 27th Street 1.2 miles/Gramercy Chelsea Lodge 318 West 20th Street 1.3 miles/Chelsea Off SoHo Suites 11 Rivington Street 1.4 miles/NoLita Hampton Inn Manhattan - SoHo 54 Watts Street 1.5 miles/Tribeca SoHo Grand Hotel 310 West Broadway 1.7 miles/Tribeca Affinia Shelburne 303 Lexington Avenue 1.8 miles/Murray Hill"
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Key Stats

1,642
Applicants
1,487
Size
81%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists