New School, The
Parsons School for Design
At Parsons, a diverse community of students develops critical thinking skills and applies them to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to physical accessibility and humanitarian crises. Through a network of interconnected design laboratories, students explore global phenomena at multiple sites and scales of engagement, from on-campus research initiatives to partnerships that effect change in New York and around the world.
In fall 2013, we began offering undergraduate degree programs at our new Paris campus. Selected graduate programs launched in fall 2014.
Faculty Mentors – Throughout their journey, Parsons students benefit from instruction and mentorship by some of the most accomplished artists, designers, architects, photographers, illustrators, scholars, and critics in the world. Under the guidance of this renowned faculty, they learn to weave together different areas of expertise to radically rethink their fields.
An Emphasis on Collaboration – Although Parsons provides the tools to master a single discipline, the practical knowledge students acquire and the collaborative methods they learn can be applied in a variety of contexts.
All of these possibilities befit Parsons' tradition of challenging convention, anticipating trends, and improving the world—a tradition embodied by Parsons alumni, who lead their fields by creating art and design that matters.
66 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011
New School, The on the Web
New School, The Admissions
Clubs and Activities
Enrollment for Fall 2015
14% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 500 – 620
SAT math range: 500 – 630
ACT range: 22 – 27
78% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
22% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||5%||4%|
|% Hispanic / Latino||9%||6%|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||24%||26%|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||45%||53%|
|% Two or more races||2%||1%|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||2%||4%|
Tuition Information for 2015-2016
Financial Aid Deadlines
Transfers: Also, college transcripts.
International: Same as Freshman requirements. Also, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores may be required for applicants whose first language is not English. See www.newschool.edu/admission/application-instructions for complete requirements for specific programs.