Established in 1919 and located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, the New School is a private research university well known for its rigorous and progressive liberal arts and performing arts curricula. It was the first American university to teach the history of film and one of the first to offer college-level courses in photography and jazz.
The school comprises of 5 divisions in the university: Parsons School of Design, the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, New School For Social Research, the College of Performing Arts, and the Schools of Public Engagement. In addition to these divisions the university hosts a range of institutions like the international research institute World Policy Institute, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the India China Institute, the Observatory on Latin America, and the Center for New York City Affairs. Mass communication, international relations, and fine and studio arts management are the most popular programs at the university.
The total student population at the university is more than 10,300 of which over 6,900 students are enrolled at the undergraduate level. The student to faculty ratio at New School is 10:1 and the acceptance rate is 67%.
With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, the university is committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world. The New School is internationally recognized for notable faculty such as Martha Graham, Frank Lloyd Wright and Aaron Copland. The Parsons School of Design continues to be the only American art and design school within a comprehensive university.
Notable Alumni: Marc Jacobs (American fashion designer), Donna Karan (American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels), Bradley Charles Cooper American actor
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