Discover a new kind of university in New York City, one where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Our university takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. 

Top reasons to study here

  • The rigorous, multidimensional approach to education dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds.
  • With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, we are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world.
  • Students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (29)
Humanities (12)
Social Sciences (12)
Business & Management (6)
Journalism & Media (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Law (1)

About

History

The New School was founded in 1919, in New York City by a small group of prominent American intellectuals and educators who were frustrated by the intellectual timidity of traditional colleges. The founders, set out to create a new kind of academic institution, one where faculty and students would be free to honestly and directly address the problems facing societies. 

Education

Theere are 134 multidimensional academic programs which free students from conventional boundaries, allowing them to learn deeply from many perspectives. They can explore courses across our colleges and disciplines and become immersed in multiple areas of learning related to their areas of interest. The benefits of this academic freedom are enormous.

Imagine an academic experience in which you chart your own course of study and have the opportunity to engage in deep intellectual inquiry and to seek answers to pressing problems through creative discovery. 

Research

Academic study and creative learning happen inside and outside of the classroom at The New School. Across the campus, students and faculty come together in interactive, collaborative spaces to rethink, redesign, and reimagine the world.

In these labs, centers, facilities, and institutes, scholarly rigor and intellectual freedom collide, generatinggroundbreaking work that challenges the way we traditionally approach problems and their solutions. 

Career

Our purpose is to educate, support, and inspire students in their professional pursuits. Career Services and Experiential Opportunities is dedicated to assisting students in making connections between their academic experiences and professional paths while engaging with a competitive global market. We help students build their professional networks by fostering connections with alumni, faculty, and employers.

Services offered include an online job board hosted on The Village - Careers, job and internship search assistance, interview and portfolio workshops, networking opportunities, career fairs, internship support, resources, and more.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
601
2017
601
2016
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Our International Student and Scholar Services staff is dedicated to supporting your endeavors and ensuring your success at The New School. We look forward to meeting you. We provide both immigration advice and cultural support in a welcoming and friendly environment. We want The New School to be your home away from home.

We are here to help you meet the challenge of stepping outside the boundaries of the world you know as you interact with other students and members of the university community.

Housing services

University housing is more than just four walls and a roof. It's an opportunity to form bonds, ease the transition from home to college, and make new friends for life. In our residence halls, fashion design majors live with architects, and anthropologists collide with jazz musicians. Living side by side with students in different colleges and from different backgrounds, you'll have the opportunity to make connections, meet collaborators, and experiment in a safe and supportive environment. 

We have five residence halls which are co-ed, with the option to select gender-inclusive housing, and each includes a lounge, an art studio, a music practice room, a kitchen, and washers and dryers.

Library services

The New School Libraries & Archives provides access to collections, services and spaces sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of The New School.

Together, these collections, services and spaces support The New School’s interdisciplinary approach to education and offer an excellent starting place for research.

Medical services

We provide medical, psychological, and wellness support services to our students year-round. The mission of our Student Health and Support Services is to enhance the health and well-being of students to foster their learning and success.

We provide health-related workshops, trainings, and face-to-face sessions on a wide range of topics as fitness, smoking cessation, LGBTQIAGNC wellness, and more. 

Student Life

Campus life

The New School is situated in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, with an academic quad that extends from 11th to 16th Streets along Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Our urban campus places students at the center of one of the world's most vibrant and diverse communities, immersing them in the opportunities and conversations that are shaping the future. Rather than considering New York City to be merely the home of our university, we employ it as an extension of our campus and as an integral part of an educational experience that gives students access to the thinkers and doers who make the city a global cultural leader.

Sports facilities

The Department of Athletics and Recreation offers students opportunities to take part in physical exercise and sports while meeting new people, enjoying social interaction, and building community. We design programs and activities for students at all levels of experience, ability, knowledge, and interest. We also help our student staff members develop leadership and professional abilities.

We Offer:

  • Varsity athletics (soccer, basketball, cross-country track, tennis)
  • Group fitness classes (yoga, Pilates, Zumba, dance, and others)
  • Outdoor adventure activities (hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and others)
  • Intramural sports (organized team sports)

Student clubs

We encourage you to get involved in university-recognized student organizations. It is a rewarding experience that helps you grow - socially and in areas of leadership - while establishing lifelong friendships.

Degree-seeking students have an opportunity to join any of our 50+ student organizations or create one of their own.

Student Groups:

  • Pre-Professional and Academic Interest
  • Political Action and Advocacy
  • International Interest
  • Art, Music, and Performance
  • Social and Special Interest
  • Faith-Based, Religious, Spiritual Interest

Accreditation

The New School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. MSCHE is a regional accreditor and federally recognized body. The New School has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education.

New York City, New York, United States