New School, The

Schools of Public Engagement

Campus Description

The Schools of Public Engagement embody the values that motivated the university's founders in 1919. Their mission is to create and nurture a learning community marked by interdisciplinary engagement with real-world issues and the integration of professional, civic, and liberal learning. The common thread that runs across our diverse academic programs is a commitment to learning that makes a difference in the world. In order to realize this commitment, we aspire to provide an educational experience that is integrative, boundary-crossing, and collaborative. We connect theory to real-world practice, training students to address civic life, to create new forms of culture, and to respond to contemporary challenges in their communities and throughout the world.

The New School for Public Engagement is a division of The New School

66 West 12th St., New York, NY 10011

800.292.3040 or 212.229.5150

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BA/BS, BFA), Master's (MA, MA/MS, MFA, MS), Doctorate (PhD), Certificate, Graduate certificate, Post-Graduate Certificate


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Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 453 (Full-time: 70 men, 143 women; Part-time: 92 men, 148 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 1,311 (Full-time: 244 men, 571 women; Part-time: 159 men, 337 women)

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American10%15%
% Asian2%4%
% Hispanic / Latino18%13%
% White, Non-Hispanic47%40%
% International / Nonresident Alien12%20%
% Two or more races5%3%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity5%0%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$1,150 per credit; $876 fees per year; other fees may apply
Room & Board:
$14,200 to $23,820 (room and board vary depending on residence hall, room and meal plan)
Room Only:
$14,200 to $21,500 (room and board vary depending on residence hall, room and meal plan)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling, June 1; spring- rolling, November 1; summer- rolling, April 1 (full time traditional undergraduate programs only roll for transfers. Only the Bachelor Program for Adults and Transfers have rolling admission all year round for both first year and transfer applicants)

Financial Aid Deadlines

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

Application Requirements

Freshmen: Online application; HS transcript or GED required; 2 essays; current resume; interview (if applicable); $50 fee.
Transfers: All freshman requirements; official college transcripts from any previously attended institution (if fewer than 24 credits earned, HS transcript or GED required).
International: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. See for complete requirements.
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Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic Scholarships; Music Scholarships