New School, The

College of Performing Arts

Campus Description

The New School has always been a mecca for performing arts. Today, our College of Performing Arts (Mannes, Jazz, Drama) transcends the boundaries of a typical conservatory education. Students use their artistry to alter the way music and drama can positively impact the world. Through majors, minors or electives, all students can study with master faculty and practitioners at the top of their fields, only found in NYC.

College of Performing Arts is a division of The New School comprised of the Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz, and the School of Drama.

55 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011

212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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Degrees Offered

BS, BA, BA/BFA, Certificate, MM, MFA, Graduate Certificate


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Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 520 (Full-time: 300 men, 206 women; Part-time: 9 men, 5 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 265 (Full-time: 110 men, 154 women; Part-time: 1 men, 0 woman)
17% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
6% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 500 – 620
SAT math range: 500 – 630
ACT range: 500 – 620
60% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
40% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American6%4%
% Asian4%5%
% Hispanic / Latino12%7%
% White, Non-Hispanic43%40%
% International / Nonresident Alien29%40%
% Two or more races3%2%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity3%3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$43,006 or $1,430 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$14,200 to $23,820 (room and board varies depending on residence hall, room and meal plan)
Room Only:
$14,200 to $21,500 (room varies depending on residence hall and room plan)
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

For Mannes: $1,450 per credit; For Drama: $1,890 per credit


Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
For Drama: fall- January 15 regular decision, November 1 early action. For Jazz: fall- January 15 priority, March 15 late; spring- October 15 priority. For Mannes: fall- December 1; spring- November 1
Transfer Applications:
For Mannes: fall- rolling, December 1; spring- October 15.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- March 1 priority; spring- November 1 priority

Application Requirements

Freshmen: $50 application fee; on-line application; official HS and/or college transcripts; recommendation letter; prescreening (if applicable); audition/interview (if applicable)
Transfers: Same as Freshman; HS transcript required for all applicants who have completed less than 24 college credits.
International: Freshman requirements. Also, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores may be required for applicants whose first language is not English. See admission/application-instructions for complete instructions.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic Scholarships; Music Scholarships