• About Top Landing

    About us

    Discover a new kind of university, one where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Located in New York City, our university takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Our colleges include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris.

    Since our founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Our rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world.

    With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, we are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time.

    Mission & Vision

    Mission & Vision

    Our mission is to prepare students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and more just place. As a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, we seek to provide students with the tools needed to grapple with complex problems facing society and to pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways.

    University Leadership

    The New School's leadership team sets the course for the academic, intellectual, and creative rigor of the university. With a commitment to excellence in all areas, the leaders of our university ensure that we adapt and respond to contemporary issues, create a more inclusive community, and foster an environment where students challenge convention through scholarship and creative exploration.

    History Main

    History

    In 1919, a group of visionaries sought a new and evolved model of education, one providing the intellectual and creative freedom to tackle the most pressing issues of the day. Since the founding of The New School, some of the finest minds in our society have pioneered courses in emerging areas of academic inquiry, attracting students and faculty from around the world.

    We're available to answer your questions in person, by phone or email, or at any of our events. Find information about contacting Admission, Alumni Relations, faculty and staff, and more.

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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