The New School is a legendary university in New York City, now comprising seven academic divisions. Founded in 1919 by a group of progressive educators, The New School aspired to be everything the "old school" was not—open to dissenting opinions and the avant-garde in scholarship and the arts. It found a home in Greenwich Village and a unique place in the intellectual history of the United States.
Today students from throughout the United States and around the world choose The New School for an education that requires critical analysis, active participation, and experimentation with ideas. New School students and faculty take creative, interdisciplinary approaches to complex conceptual and real-world issues. Learning is driven by open discussion in small classes and immersion in the latest currents of ideas and practices in the greatest city in the world. Our faculty includes leaders and innovators in art and design, social science, liberal arts, management and public policy, media, and performing arts.
The university also is actively engaged with the broader community through its wide-ranging continuing education programs and thoughtful—and thought-provoking—public programs.
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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, currently being built on 14th Street. With a design as distinctive as The New School itself, the University Center will feature 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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