The New School Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.86 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 145 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 10,301 (7,106 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $44,607
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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2015

The Media Studies MA at The New School is a great interdisciplinary mix of communication, film studies, film production, video and audio production, new media theory, media business, and other related topics. The biggest problem is that there are too many interesting courses that can possibly be taken over the course of the program.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I am thrilled with the quality of classes, professors, and student body at the New School. I am getting a well-rounded education, and feel challenged every day. Being in New York City keeps me motivated to learn from my peers and stay involved in the international community. The only con of living in NYC is the high cost of living - rent in Manhattan is the highest in the country, and it is rare to find an entry level job that can sustain a comfortable lifestyle.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2016

Graduate Architecture program requires huge input after class hours & dedication.You can forget about social life if you take up architecture, and be prepared to mount a huge expense in tuition fees and stationary & supplies. Studying at a renowned institution helps you make the right connections within the industry and also forms a strong foundation of understanding concepts of architecture and research topics.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a flexible graduate program, with a good offer of courses in the fields of film, video art and the social media. It welcomes students in a prestigious community of contemporary thinkers and trend-setters in their fields of activity. If you know how to make use of the courses on offer, it can be a very good professional and educational asset. On the other side, for those who aren't certain of their goals and professional orientation, the vast array of courses on offer could be confusing and distracting.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

The New School is an excellent program structured to facilitate a rigorous application of mathematics and heterodox economics.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

This is could be right or the wrong place for you. Think it through. You will have a great time at the New School, will learn a lot too, but the school is very different than your typical social sciences department in the US. If you come for the right reasons then you won't regret it.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

The Graduate Economics program at the New School for Social Research is excellent on many levels. It builds on a distinguished academic tradition of American and European scholars going back to the early 20th century. It is one of the most open-minded economics departments with regards to schools of thought, and students learn about a variety of thinkers. There is inter-disciplinary contact between departments, and students are encouraged to tackle real-world problems rather than simply build neat models. The only issue with this school is the size of the faculty - currently small but hopefully increasing soon. Great place to study economics overall!
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

I wish there were more equipment resources for students to use. As an art student, many projects require equipment from different disciplines -- however, some are not available to students outside of different programs. There should be more options for students to use resources outside their program, given that they have received training. Also, financial aid is very scarce. However, the network is incredible and job opportunities are plenty, which is very important as a graduate student. The programs are very open-ended, so be prepared to explore many disciplines and techniques that you may have not had access to before.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The Graduate Urban Policy Analysis program at the New School is a fascinating opportunity to investigate the socioeconomic interactions of urban systems and people. With a much more in-depth approach to urban issues, the degree program has, so far, been more informative and engaging than typical Public Admin programs. The New School Urban program focuses on the detailed analytical macro/micro relationships of resource and capital flows in urban settings instead of just a higher-level bureaucratic concepts that sometimes plague MPA programs. This program is ideal for candidates interested in doing Analysis work and long-term research and investigations into the dynamic mechanisms of urban systems.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program are that the professors are really good and the content is interesting. The cons are the classes are expensive and the computers on campus need to be updated.
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