Parsons The New School for Design

New York, NY

Parsons School of Design, founded in 1896 and affiliated with The new School in 1970, is a private, coeducational, school of the arts. Its campus is located in New York City.

Tuition & Fees

$51,826

$51,826

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
60%
500-599
24%
400-499
2%
700-800
37%
600-699
38%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
41%
18-23
10%
12-17
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
55%
18-23
18%
12-17
6%
30-36
29%
24-29
60%
18-23
11%
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undergraduateRatios

21%

male

79%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,284
Declined + 2,675
Total Received 4,959
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Private (nonprofit)

4,383

undergraduate students

956

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Fashion Design
  2. Strategic Design/management
  3. Communication Design
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Codes

SAT 2638
ACT 2854

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School Facts

Parsons School of Design, founded in 1896 and affiliated with The new School in 1970, is a private, coeducational, school of the arts. Its campus is located in New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,339
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

New York, NY

Five-acre, urban campus in the Greenwich Village area of New York City (population: 8,662,698). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation services the campus.

Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
60%
500-599
24%
400-499
2%
700-800
37%
600-699
38%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
41%
18-23
10%
12-17
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
55%
18-23
18%
12-17
6%
30-36
29%
24-29
60%
18-23
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,284
Declined + 2,675
Total Received 4,959

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Erin Stine
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 292-3040
F: 212 229-8975
thinkparsons@newschool.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 212 229-8930
sfs@newschool.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lisa Banfield
Associate Director of Financial Aid
lisa.banfield@newschool.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
cross-country
soccer
tennis

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, cross-country, soccer, tennis

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cross-country, soccer, tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, soccer

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Narwhals
School colors
Red, Black, and White

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Architectural Design
Architecture
Architecture/Lighting Design
Art Media/Technology
Communication Design
Data Visualization
Design Studies
Design/Technology
Design/Urban Ecologies
Fashion Design
Fashion Design/Society
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Studies
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
History of Design/Curatorial Studies
Illustration
Industrial Design
Integrated Design
Interior Design
Lighting Design
Photography
Product Design
Strategic Design/Management
Textiles
Theories of Urban Practice
Transdisciplinary Design
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Fashion Design
  2. Strategic Design/management
  3. Communication Design

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

5,339

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

4,383
students

Female
79%
3,454

Male
21%
929

18%

956
students

Female
76%
726

Male
24%
230

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

4,010
students

Female
79%
3,167

Male
21%
843

9%

373
students

Female
77%
287

Male
23%
86

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Student Break-down

44%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 84
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Heather Hena
Applications Manager, International Student and Scholar Services
212 229-5592 x3629
henah@newschool.edu

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