The New School

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The New School can be found in New York, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 11,000 students are enrolled at The New School.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at The New School. A score in the range of 1150 to 1380 on the SAT exam, or 25 to 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the The New School average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.64 for accepted students. Roughly 60% of all students which applied were admitted at The New School, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 28% continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected The New School acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 54%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The New School Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The New School was reported as 57.3% in Fall 2020 with over 9,210 applications submitted to The New School. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into The New School?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to The New School is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The New School has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 60.1%
  • 2017-2018: 61.5%
  • 2018-2019: 56.7%
  • 2019-2020: 57.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 54.2%

How Does The New School Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The New School is one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College43.5%
Fashion Institute of Technology53.9%
Touro College69.4%
Stevens Institute of Technology40.0%
Pace University-New York78.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The New School (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math560 - 700
Total Score1150 - 1380
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math22 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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