The New School Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.85 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 147 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 10,344 (6,962 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $41,250
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2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2017

The biggest cons are the lack of funding and teaching opportunities for MA students. The quality of the faculty, fellow students and access to information are all top-notch. The university prides itself on creating a welcoming space for international students, and thus the campus is very diverse, allowing for a multitude of perspectives to come through.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

The New School for Social Research costs a fortune, and provides an excellent education. However, you have to do the work of contacting people, asking for opportunities, and networking. The resources are too limited and the competition to too palpable. So only go here if you're prepared to seek opportunities rather than simply capitalizing them when they appear.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

The Urban Policy Analysis program at The New School is a wonderful program that has provided me with the foundation to exceed in the policy field. I am more than halfway through my first semester and can say with confidence that I am beyond impressed with the curriculum and experiential aspects of the program. It has reinforced my interest in policy and I am extremely excited for policy lab next semester where I will have the opportunity to work with actual clients.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2016

I really loved my experience at Mannes--it's New York I hated. The program is very competitive and the quality of students and teachers is extremely high. They are all very well connected and , when you're ready, would willingly provide you resources towards being successful in the field. I don't really have a lot of negative experiences to share about the school specifically. Beyond the absurd cost for tuition and the lack of scholarships available for students, I really enjoyed attending grad school at Mannes. One the other hand, New York City is a disgusting and an expensive place to live. I commute 45 minutes to school on a crowded, filthy subway. I live in an apartment the size of a box, but I pay more than a mortgage payment in rent. Sure, the allure of New York is incredible--to visit. The excitement of living in New York wears off as soon as you realize the cost of living in New York. As much as I love graduating with more than $100,000 in loan debt (after leaving my undergrad with only $10000), I don't know how/if/when I will ever be able to pay it back.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The Pros include being in the heart of innovation and networks, New York City. Being in New York gives me access to major corporations in almost every field, and access to a major network. Some of the other pros include professors that are leaders in the field and have real practical experience. All of our classes are based around practical application. Some of the cons include, The New School does not carry the same name recognition as some other universities in the city.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The college is progressive in ideology and sometimes conflicts with the status quo. Professors should be more diverse and should be working on the field they teach. The program does allow to acquire real life experience however it’s very expensive.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2016

The cost of buying fabric and sampling is very expensive for students let alone living expenses..It is also a highly competitive programme and highly stressful.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2018

It is a very great program, but I'm having economic troubles in order to afford it.
0.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, a very bad program. Do every thing you can to avoid even thinking about it. The program is very messy and can be anything but rigorous. The program doesn't prepare you for advanced courses, so if you are coming without a strong MA degree, they will just take your money and let you suffer alone. They don't teach economics, they'll just teach you a bunch of obsolete ideologies that can never be useful when you're looking for a job. The faculty is completely corrupted, if you're a cute chick, you'll make your way. As for funding, just forget about it. Beside being very scarce, it doesn't really matter how much is your GPA or how competent you are to receive funding from the department. Your funding depends on your marginal propensity to suck. So, if you are serious about joining this program, I'd suggest you to to do a lot of blow-job exercise before you apply (and of course shave your mustache because it might hurt). All in all, do yourself a favor and look for a better school.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018

The Faculty (as well as the more advanced students) are incredibly accessible, which makes for stimulating discussions and an inspiring learning environment. I've never before experienced such a tight knit academic community as I have at the Economics department of The New School. What's more, the courses cover a diverse set of schools of thought. This allows for a lot of flexibility and I feel that it widens the horizons of both students and professors. I would recommend this department for anyone interested in non-mainstream economics training. This despite the school's lack of adequate financial aid.
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