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    Admission & Aid

  • Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts attracts students who thrive in an academic environment that challenges norms and embraces intellectual courage. We expect commitment, independence, and passion from our students, and in return, we give you a rigorous and distinctive education that sets you up for a fulfilling career in a rapidly changing world.

    We look for self-motivated and open-minded students who are ready to immerse themselves in a reading- and writing-intensive program that requires them to practice critical thinking and tackle difficult questions. When you study at Lang, you will grow and develop in profound ways, inside and outside of the classroom.

    We understand that selecting the right school can be a challenging process. Our admission team is here to help you navigate this critical journey and get to know you better.  

  • If you have questions about how COVID-19 affects you as an applicant or admitted student, please visit our FAQ

  • Pursuing higher education is one of the most important financial investments of your life. To help students meet their educational expenses, we provide various types of financial assistance, including merit and need-based scholarships, federal grants, loans, and federal work-study.

  • Lang offers a wide range of scholarship awards as part of The New School’s merit-based funding program. Scholarships are awarded as part of the admission process and are based on your admission application. No additional application is required. 

    Students interested in applying for federal financial assistance programs should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using The New School code of 002780. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website for eligibility, funding, and additional scholarship search options.

  • Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about applying to Lang. You will find useful information about topics like the application process, deadlines, and fees.


  • We offer a variety of events designed to help you learn more about Lang, including campus tours, information sessions, and class visits. Get to know our campus first-hand by registering for a tour.

  • Our admission team can help you better understand the application requirements and answer questions about our academic programs, campus visits, and how to apply for aid.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.