From the School

A small, distinguished conservatory in the heart of New York City, Mannes College The New School for Music features faculty who are members of New York City's most prominent and internationally known ensembles. Students receive rigorous professional training as members of a friendly, supportive community dedicated to the highest artistic achievement.

Overall

From The School

All entering undergraduate students must be high school graduates and are required to pass live entrance auditions in their major fields of study. Placement tests in theory, ear training, dictation and piano (for particular majors) are also required. Application deadlines are December 1 for March auditions and April 1 for our Late May auditions. To find out more information about application materials and audition requirments please visit http://www.mannes.edu.

Overview

Applicants
410
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

7%
Over 3.75
47%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Mannes is one of seven academic divisions of The New School. Its musical strengths are therefore linked to a university known for its progressive outlook and deep commitment to the arts. Mannes students may take advantage of a complete range of course offerings at The New School, and Mannes's position within the university provides academic and cultural resources that are unobtainable at most independent colleges of music. Within the music profession, Mannes is especially noted for its intensive training. All students take rigorous and extensive courses in theory, ear training, harmony, analysis, and counterpoint. Mannes's pioneering curriculum in these areas is heavily influenced by Heinrich Schenker's analytic approach and is now being emulated by many music schools throughout the world.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Mannes College awards a Bachelor of Music (BM) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in the following areas: all orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, and percussion), piano, harpsichord, guitar, voice, composition, conducting and theory. Mannes also awards a Master of Music (MM) degree in the following areas: all orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, and percussion), piano, harpsichord, guitar, voice, composition, conducting, theory, and vocal accompanying. An Undergraduate Diploma (UDPL) is offered in all majors and is equivalent to the Bachelor of Music degree minus the liberal arts courses. A Professional Studies Diploma (PSD), which is an advanced course of study to enhance performance or compositional skills, is offered in all majors. The Professional Studies Diploma is generally pursued following an earned master's degree or the equivalent. Individual programs are designed in coordination with the assistant/associate dean. Orchestral instruments participate in orchestra during each semester of residency. Additionally, chamber music is a curricular component of some instrumental majors.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
2:1
Total Faculty
246
with Terminal Degree
3

130
Men
116
Women
40
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
82%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Degrees

Bachelor's
Diploma
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
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni

Prominent Alumni


Julius Rudel
Conductor

Frederica von Stade
Opera Singer

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Academic year 2009-10: Tuition: $32,860 Fees: $740 Room and Board: $15,260 Other fees may apply.

Financial Aid

The New School Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) provides a comprehensive program of financial assistance and financing options. We are committed to making all reasonable effort to removing need as a barrier to matriculation and to applying need analysis and awarding policies equitably across the university. Our primary role is to identify possible sources of assistance and financing options for students and their families so that admitted students can enroll and continuing students can successfully complete their course of study. Institutional Funds The New School has established significant funding for institutional scholarships, fellowships, grants and stipends. Graduate students and undergraduate students enrolling in Jazz or Mannes are not required to file an application to be considered for institutional funds as these awards are based on merit. Lang College students, Parsons undergraduate students, and The New School for General Studies undergraduate students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the on-line International Scholarship Application to be considered for institutional funding. Supplemental Sources of Assistance To supplement the institutional aid program, The New School participates in the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Family Education Loan (including Stafford and PLUS) and Federal Work-Study programs. By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), eligibility for these programs is determined automatically by a financial aid officer. To be considered for federal financial assistance you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. International students are not eligible for federal assistance but may be eligible to borrow through private credit-based education loan programs. Applying for Federal Aid Programs Federal Aid Eligible students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov ( http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ ). Our school code is 002780. You can either sign your application using a Personal Identification Number (a PIN can be obtained at www.pin.ed.gov ( http://www.pin.ed.gov/ )) if you have one, or by printing out a confirmation page and mailing it to the processing center. It will take approximately 3-4 weeks for processing so please complete the application as soon as possible. It is essential that you review the processed Student Aid Report once you receive it and confirm that all the entered information is correct.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,681

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,312

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,511

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,509

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
36%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,950
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 Methodoloy
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

Overall

From The School

There are many opportunities for students to become involved at both Mannes and the main campuses of The New School. At Mannes College of Music, the Dean's Student Advisory Council and the Office of Student Activities welcome student involvement. Also, many New School committees have seats available to interested students. The New School also has active student organizations dedicated to issues and activities of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as other extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to form new organizations as well.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
158
Out of State
61%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

53% female
47% male
61% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

Mannes College of Music, a division of New School University, is a degree-granting classical music conservatory with majors in all orchestral instruments, voice and opera, piano, vocal accompanying, guitar, conducting, composition, and theory. Scholarships are available. Distinguished by a world-class faculty and an internationally acclaimed curriculum, Mannes's small classes allow for personalized attention. Mannes's location is particularly well-suited for both students and musicians. Manhattan's Upper West Side is one of the most vibrant areas of the city's major musical and other cultural activities. Within blocks of the College are Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (home to the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and other world-renowned orchestras and opera and ballet companies) and the Museum of Natural History as well as recreational centers such as Central Park and Riverside Park. Easily accessible by public transportation of every kind, the College is also near restaurants of many cuisines and price ranges.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

In 1984, Mannes College moved to its new quarters on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Federal-style building was erected in 1928 and was renovated to serve the needs of a modern conservatory population. In addition to classrooms, practice rooms, and offices, the building houses two student lounges and a library. Two concert halls are available; the larger seats 200 and the smaller is suitable for student recitals and seats 50. Mannes also provides students with a practice center with approximately 15 practice rooms located near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Mannes Community Services provides opportunities to gain public exposure through solo recitals, chamber concerts, and small ensemble performances throughout the New York metropolitan area--experience that creates future playing opportunities and career skills.

Student Organizations & Activities

There are many opportunities for students to become involved at both Mannes and the main campuses of The New School. At Mannes College of Music, the Dean's Student Advisory Council and the Office of Student Activities welcome student involvement. Also, many New School committees have seats available to interested students. The New School also has active student organizations dedicated to issues and activities of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as other extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to form new organizations as well.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
6%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
18%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
79

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
0

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

Green Rating
96

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
Georgia Schmitt
Director of Performing Arts Admission

Address
150 West 85th Street
Floor 1 Room 104
New York, NY 10024

Phone
212-580-0210 x 4862

Email
mannesadmissions@newschool.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Mannes Concert Hall
University Welcome Center
The University Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
American Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Hall
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Broadway Shows and Theater Tickets at TKTS

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday- Friday
9:00am-1:00pm & 2;00pm-5:00pm
212-580-0210 x 4862

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
After each campus tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

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

410
Applicants
158
Size
36%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists