The New School Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.48 out of 5.0)
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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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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are that it provides an excellent opportunity to delve into the theoretical and qualitative elements of social research. The program consists a highly efficient department of faculty specializing particularly in the various facets of historical and political sociology. The cons of my graduate programs are that it lacks academic diversity despite providing ample interdisciplinary courses, seminars, and gatherings. Moreover, the program provides very few financial support mechanisms towards the graduate students which is why I was forced to pursue PhD elsewhere.
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.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Sociology program at the New School is a challenging and progressive program.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

The sociology department at the New School offers a very unique program; rather than the quantitative approach which is dominant in many other sociology programs in the country, the sociology program at the New School has a qualitative, critical, and theoretical approach which at the same time tries to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and concrete societal issues. The student population is truly diverse and the faculty is also generally very helpful and supportive. The school is located in the heart of Manhattan which itself creates lots of opportunities for students' social and academic lives. However, the living expenses in New York city combined with the New School's inability in providing financial aids for students is the biggest con and many students' major problem during their graduate studies.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Courses offered are distinct from those generally offered at other graduate sociology programs in the USA. Great for students with specific interests. Small number of students in each class. Diverse origins of students as well as faculty. Good quality of the faculty. Cons: Not oriented to the mainstream sociology or quantitative sociological studies. Not very strict regarding the timeline to accomplish the program. Financial aid is very limited.
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