The New School

New York City, New York
4-year Private university


The New School is a private institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,208, and the setting is Urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The New School’s ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 201. Its tuition and fees are $56,244.

#201 in National Universities
Location New York City, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1919
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
7,208 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Visual and Performing Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $56,244
Outstate Tuition Fee $56,244
Room and Board Fees $29,424
$28,403 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


57% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.6 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
-- Not Reported
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
-- Not Reported

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$24,361 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$8,369 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $75,285
34% Students with need received Financial Aid
8.5% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships


Other Scholarships


7,208 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
84% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
57% Students graduate within 6 years