From the School

The New School is a legendary, progressive university comprising eight schools bound by a common, unusual intent: to prepare and inspire students to bring actual, positive change to the world. From its Greenwich Village campus, The New School launches economists and actors, fashion designers and urban planners, dancers and anthropologists, orchestra conductors, filmmakers, political scientists, organizational experts, jazz musicians, scholars, psychologists, historians, journalists, and, above all, world citizens--individuals whose ideas and innovations forge new paths of progress in the arts, design, humanities, public policy, and social sciences. Parsons The New School for Design is one of the premier degree-granting colleges of art and design in the nation. Founded in 1896 by the American impressionist painter William Merritt Chase, Parsons focuses on creating engaged citizens and outstanding artists, designers, scholars, and business leaders through a design-based professional and liberal education. Parsons students learn to rise to the challenges of living, working, and creative decision-making in a world where human experience is increasingly designed. The school embraces curricular innovation, pioneering uses of technology, collaborative methods, and global perspectives on the future of design. Parsons graduates and faculty members appear on the short list of outstanding practitioners in every realm of art and design--creative, management, and scholarly. Responsive to societal needs and predictive of cultural trends, Parsons makes tangible, usable, and beautiful The New School's mission of bringing positive, innovative change to the world. Approximately 4,100 undergraduate students and more than 500 graduate students are enrolled in Parsons The New School for Design. Nearly a third of all degree-seeking students are international, coming from 94 countries. Some 2,500 continuing education students take individual courses or are enrolled in certificate programs. More than 700 children and young people attend weekend and summer pre-college programs. Approximately 1,000 students live in the seven different residence halls in the Greenwich Village and Wall Street areas and take part in the social and educational programs and activities provided there. Through the enthusiasm and creativity of the resident advisors, students are exposed to diverse programs that take advantage of the rich traditions of The New School and the cultural opportunities of New York City. Through programming that addresses students' intellectual, artistic, and creative efforts, the residence life program fosters the development of the whole student. The university endeavors to provide comfortable and inclusive communities where students and staff members promote cultural awareness and academic success and develop new ideas and diverse experiences. For more information, students should contact the Office of University Housing at universityhousing@newschool.edu or 212-229-5459 or visit the website at www.newschool.edu/studentaffairs/housing/. Parsons and The New School are fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its credits and degrees are recognized and accepted by other accredited colleges, universities, and professional schools throughout the United States. The New School, a privately supported institution, is chartered as a university by the Regents of the State of New York.

Overview

Applicants
2,501
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.24

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 590
SAT Math
480 - 630
ACT Composite
21.5 - 26.5

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Overall

The degree programs at Parsons are academically challenging, demanding, and, ultimately, professionally rewarding for emerging designers. On average, students register for 16 to 18 credits (six classes) per semester. Most students are in class for 20 to 30 hours per week and spend an equivalent amount of time in preparation. Studio critique sessions and critical studies seminars depend on thoughtful student input and discussion. All courses require active attendance and regular participation. The AAS degree requires 65 credits; the BBA and BFA, 134 credits each; and the BA/BFA, 180 credits. The five-year BA/BFA program is offered in conjunction with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
1,083
with Terminal Degree
106

553
Women
530
Men
196
Minority
33
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
79%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor'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


Donna Karan
Fashion Designer

Peter De Seve
Illustrator

Arthur Kugelman
Graphic Designer

Michael Bray
Interior Designer

Edward Hopper
Painter

Joel Schumacher
Film Maker

Marc Jacobs
Fashion/Costume Designer

Overview

Full-time (12–19 credits) undergraduate students pay $17,610 in tuition and $395 in fees per term. Although housing costs vary depending on accommodations and meal plan selected, room and board average about $15,260 per year. Additional fees may apply.

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
$20,768

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,631

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,683

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,040

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,660
Required Fees
$866
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,050

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 College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

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

The following is a list of active student organizations: ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHANGE FORUM, organizational change management NET IMPACT, global network of leaders who are changing the world through business SUSTAINABLE DESIGN REVIEW THE NEW FUTURISTS SARANO, research and advancement of non-pro¬ts NEW SCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB GENDER STUDIES INQUIRY GROUP SISTERS ON THE RUNWAY ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMAGINING GLOBAL ASIA INTERNATIONAL CLUB LATIN AMERICA FORUM PROJECT AFRICA GLOBAL HEALTH STUDENT ORGANIZATION PHOTOfeast, photography collective THE THEATRE COLLECTIVE ACTIVE MINDS (managed by Student Health Services) NEW SCHOOL OUTDOOR CLUB (managed by the Of¬ce of Recreation and Intramural Sports) JEWISH STUDENT UNION NEW SCHOOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD (S.A.B) STUDENT ACTIVITIES FINANCE COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS WATER GROUP LOW INCOME STUDENT AFFAIRS (L.I.S.A) MOXIE, feminist organization OPEN: Out, Proud Environment at the New School, LGBTQ ROOTS AND SHOOTS (www.rootsandshoots.org) TOASTMASTER’S INTERNATIONAL @ NEW SCHOOL, develop public speaking THE NEW SCHOOL MARXIST SOCIETY NEW SCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB RADICAL STUDENT UNION: PLATYPUS: THE NEW CAMPUS.org

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,372
Out of State
73%

International
72%
Foreign Countries Represented
95

Demographics

23.58%
Asian
6.95%
African-American
14.93%
Hispanic
45.85%
Caucasian
3.81%
Unknown
71.75%
International

79% female
21% male
73% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Parsons' main campus is located downtown in Greenwich Village, a historic neighborhood with a style and atmosphere found nowhere else in New York City. The area is home to design and art studios, galleries, shops, and restaurants, as well as avant-garde artists, musicians, and writers. With its rich cultural resources, international sophistication, and cutting-edge attitude, New York City is a vibrant environment that has inspired and challenged artists and designers throughout its history. The city offers more than 80 museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; and the Museum of Modern Art. Parsons faculty members teach the architecture of the city, the fabric of its populations, and the language of its commercial and private communication. In short, the faculty uses New York City as an urban design laboratory to teach students to look, learn, and feel the world around them.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
70%

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


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
Yes

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

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Monica Bernal, Katherine Gross
Admission Counselor

Address
72 Fifth Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Phone
(212) 229-5150

Email
thinkparsons@newschool.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Schwartz Fashion Center
University Welcome Center
The University Center Runway
Project Runway Studios

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Museum of Modern Art
Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
American Natural History Museum
Broadway Shows and Theater Tickets at TKTS

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday- Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
(212) 229-5150

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Contact Email Address for Visit
N/a

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

2,501
Applicants
4,372
Size
61%
Acceptance Rate
1090
SAT Scores

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