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  • The New School is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse student body. We hope that the information on this page will help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff better understand their community. 

    All data on this page is based on the degree-seeking student enrollment census for fall 2021, unless otherwise noted.

  • Enrollment Data by Degree Level 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "Enrollment by Degree Level." The graphic is a pie chart that shows 71% Undergraduate (7,632 Students) and 29% Graduate (3,183 Students.)
  • Enrollment by College 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "Enrollment by College" The graphic is a pie chart that shows 53% enrollment in Parsons School of Design (5,755 students), 14% in Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts (1,512 students), 11% in Schools of Public Engagement (1,177 students), 10% in College of Performing Arts (1,010 students), 7% in The New School for Social Research (789 students), 3% in Parsons Paris (327 students), and 2% in BA/BFA programs (245 students).
  • College Enrollment by Degree Level 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "College Enrollment by Degree Level." The graphic is a series of six pie charts that show enrollment percentages in Parsons (80% undergraduate and 20% graduate), in Lang (100% undergraduate), in Public Engagement (33% undergraduate and 67% graduate), in Performing Arts (60% undergraduate and 40% graduate), in Social Research (100% graduate), and in Parsons Paris (83% undergraduate and 17% graduate).
  • Self-reported Gender Identity 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "Self-reported Gender Identity." The graphic is a pie chart that shows 70% of students self-report as female (7,552 students), 24% as male (2,651), and 6% as nonbinary (612 students).
  • 1Based on responses to optional field completed by new students on their application forms, fall 2021.

  • Enrollment by Ethnicity 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "Enrollment by Ethnicity." The graphic is a pie chart that shows 51% White (3,572 students), 16% Hispanic or Latinx (1,112 students), 14% Asian (1,012 students), 7% Black or African American (513 students), 7% Other (481 students), and 5% Unreported (375 students).
  • 2 Degree-seeking domestic students.

  • International Enrollment by Degree Level 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "International Enrollment by Degree Level." The graphic is of two pie charts, one showing Undergraduate students (69% Domestic and 31% International) and one showing Graduate students (58% Domestic and 42% International).
  • International Enrollment: Top 10 Countries 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "International Enrollment: Top 10 Countries." The graphic is of a world map with the following countries highlighted in red and ranked in order: 1. China, 2. India, 3. Canada, 4. South Korea, 5. Taiwan, 6. Brazil, 7. United Kingdom, 8. Turkey, 9. France, and 10. Mexico.
  • Enrollment Status 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "Enrollment Status." The graphic is of two pie charts, one showing Undergraduate students (92% full-time, 8% part-time) and one showing Graduate students (77% full-time, 23% part-time), with a total of 9,504 full-time students and 1,1311 part-time students between the undergraduate and graduate populations.
  • 3 Rates vary by college, with part-time students primarily enrolled in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students (44%) and Parsons AAS programs (40%). 

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    Rates vary by college; many graduate programs do not allow for part-time study.

  • Undergraduate Class Size 2021
    A graphic is displayed on the page titled "Undergraduate Class Size." The graphic is of a pie chart showing 91% of all classes having fewer than 20 students and 9% of classes having more than 20 students.
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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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