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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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