College Profile

The New School is a university where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Our university takes full advantage of its location in two of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world: New York and Paris. Our colleges include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris. Our rigorous, multidimensional approach to education dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world.

With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, we are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time. Our mission is to prepare students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and more just place. As a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, we seek to provide students with the tools needed to grapple with complex problems facing society and to pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways.


Programs we offer:


1. Liberal Arts

2. Art and Design

3. Business

4. Classical and Jazz Music

5. Drama



1. MA Arts management & Entrepreneurship

2. MFA Transdisciplinary Design

3. MS Strategic Design & Management

4. MA/MS International Affairs

5. MM Classical Music


10,000 Total Enrollment
33% International Student Enrollment

English as a Second Language Program and Services

English has become the language of international communication. Our English courses and certificates are designed for students preparing for studies in the United States, professionals working in English-speaking environments, and anyone who needs to learn or improve his or her English for personal or career purposes.

The New School is located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, at the center of one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse communities. New York City is an important part of the educational experience of our students, who will someday be global leaders in their fields.

Our classes are offered to students with low-intermediate to advanced English proficiency. Students can take individual ESL courses or enroll in a full-time intensive certificate program that includes advanced language training to prepare for general or subject-specific study at a university. We also design custom programs to meet any need.

The New School’s ESL certificate programs are an excellent introduction to university studies in the United States. They provide an intensive, immersive experience designed to help students succeed academically at The New School and improve their English language skills.

Students in the ESL+ certificate programs enjoy the same student services as degree-seeking students at The New School. These include access to student health services, IT support, and libraries as well as the University Learning Center, which has a staff of trained ESL tutors who offer certificate students help with academic writing and with pronunciation, speaking fluency, vocabulary development, and presentation skills.

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

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Financial Aid

 Information and Requirements


New York City

The New School

Additional Campuses

Parsons Paris


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Visa Information

After you receive your original I-20 or DS-2019 and pay the I-901 SEVIS fee, you can apply for a visa at the nearest U.S. embassy using original documents (not photocopies).

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees vary from program to program.


Major Areas of Study

Architecture and Planning
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Art and Graphic Design
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
English Language and Literature
Environmental Science/Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religion
Social Sciences


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