Forward-thinking educators founded The New School in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of traditional college education. As The New School approaches its centennial, it remains on the cutting edge—attracting active scholars, artists, and pacesetters who deploy creativity and innovation to challenge the status quo.
In New York City, Paris, and online, The New School enrolls 10,000 degree-seeking students in more than 130 undergraduate and graduate programs focused on collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary learning. Education is driven by open discussion in small classes and a human-centered approach to problem solving, combining design thinking and social research to address the complex issues of our time.
Learn more about The New School's vision and its approach to 21st century education.
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It takes a lot to be New School. Creativity. Passion. Intellect. Perhaps a few eccentricities. Independent thinkers all, each member of the New School community makes a vital contribution to this dynamic university. Meet students from each division of the university and find out what makes them New School.
Welcome to The New School’s University Center, a new focal point for our campus and neighborhood at 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. With a design as distinctive as The New School itself, the University Center features state-of-the-art facilities, including fully wired “smart” classrooms, design studios, a student residence, and an auditorium with a convertible runway.
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