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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.

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Overview

Applicants
4,825
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average HS GPA
3.42

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
555 - 700

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
993
with Terminal Degree
122

534
Women
459
Men
270
Minority
28
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture and Related Services, Other.
  • Architecture.
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Fashion Merchandising.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Illustration.
  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Photography.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kevin Kwan
Author

Nina Chanel Abney
Artist

Donna Karan
Fashion Designer

Ryan McGinley
Photographer

Tracy Reese
Fashion Designer

Joel Schumacher
Film Maker

Robert Wong
designer and VP Google Creative Lab

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,094

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,503

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,281

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
33%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$70,361

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,342

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$50,460
Required Fees
$1,216
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,000
Transportation for Commuters
$460

On-Campus Room and Board
$17,600
Comprehensive Fee

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,291
Foreign Countries Represented
88

Demographics

12.75%
Asian
4.00%
African-American
9.66%
Hispanic
23.98%
Caucasian
2.71%
Unknown
43.88%
International

78% female
22% male
75% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Nicholas Faranda

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Please refer to this link www.newschool.edu/student-disability-services/documentation/

Documentation Required for ADHD

Please refer to this link www.newschool.edu/student-disability-services/documentation/

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
49
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
None

Men's Sports ()
4 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports ()
4 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis


Sustainability

89/99
AASHE STARS® rating
NR
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
No

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
31%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Erin Stine
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
79 Fifth Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Phone
212-229-8989 X4020

Email
thinkparsons@newschool.edu

Experience College Life

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

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
M-Sat
M-Th 9:00am-5:45pm, Fri: 9:00am - 4:45pm, Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
212-229-8989 X4020

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-Th 9-5:45, Fri 9-4:45, Sat 10-4

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://narwhalnation.com/intramurals/

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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