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Parsons The New School for Design

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Parsons Says...

Parsons seeks serious, responsible, and highly motivated applicants. Each applicant is reviewed individually with regard to experience, achievements, and potential for artistic growth. While Parsons recognizes the benefits of strong artistic preparation, some applicants are admitted based on their academic strengths more than their visual material.... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

72 Fifth Avenue

2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011

United States

Phone: 212-229-5150

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 78
SAT:
% Submitting Score:56%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:480 - 590
     Math Middle 50%:480 - 630
     Writing Middle 50%:470 - 610
ACT:
% Submitting Score:15%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 26
     Math Middle 50%:21 - 25
     English Middle 50%:21 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.24
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:16.29%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20.3%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:18.3%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:17.79%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:18.8%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:6.27%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:2.26%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:18%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:41%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:74%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:N/a%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 2,501
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,538
Total of accepted students who enroll: 583
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 87%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 12/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 7/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    78
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    480 - 590
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    480 - 630
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    470 - 610
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 26
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    21 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.24
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/01
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