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 12,000 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 1015 to 1240 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 28 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 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were admitted at The New School, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 31% continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected The New School acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 66%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall The New School Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The New School was reported as 66.6% in Fall 2013 with over 4,980 college 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: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into The New School?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of The New School is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The New School has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.1%
  • 2010-2011: 63.1%
  • 2011-2012: 69.3%
  • 2012-2013: 65.3%
  • 2013-2014: 66.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.0%

How Does The New School Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The New School is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Touro College58.7%
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College24.8%
Fashion Institute of Technology44.8%
Stevens Institute of Technology38.2%
Pace University-New York76.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to The New School (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math21 - 25
Composite Score22 - 28
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