• Our Academic Approach

  • Pushing boundaries through rigorous learning

    At The New School, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and creativity is expected and supported. 

    Our multidimensional and integrated academic approach is designed to foster deep critical thinking and creative problem solving. We afford students the freedom to explore and chart their own personalized path of study. This is where hard work and autonomy meet. The result is more than knowledge; it is students actualizing their potential and their vision.

    Our small classes put students face-to-face with leading faculty, where they can ask questions, delve deep, iterate, postulate, and collaborate. Through intensive project-based learning and research, students gain hands-on experience that can be put to use as soon as they graduate. Our students don’t just explore challenging problems—they prototype innovative solutions. And through internship opportunities across New York City, they get real-world experience, as well as the chance to expand their professional networks.

    The integrated curriculum that is a hallmark of our university means students can immerse themselves in multiple disciplines. This approach puts rigorous intellectual and creative exploration at our core, and allows students to develop tools to solve problems creatively in a changing and complex world. 

    The courageous intellectual spirit of The New School’s founders remains present in the academic rigor, creative exploration, and multidimensional study that define our university.

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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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