Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts


Enrollment: 1,439.

Student Body: 67% female, 33% male, 71% out-of-state, 4% international (35 countries represented). Asian 5%, African American 5%, Caucasian 58%, Hispanic 9%.

Retention and Graduation: 67% freshmen return for sophomore year. 48% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 15:1. 70 full-time faculty, 79% hold PhDs, 24% are members of minority groups, 53% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/ discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), exchange student program (domestic), independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, five year combined BA/BFA program. Combined degree programs: BA/BFA. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, apartments for single students. 99% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Art gallery, photography gallery, extensive collections of contemporary art, concert hall, public lectures, conferences, cultural and intellectual events.

Computers: 95% of classrooms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, international student organization.

Organizations: 34 registered organizations.

On-Campus Highlights: Harry Scherman Library, Raymond Fogelman Library, Lang Courtyard, University Welcome Center, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Environmental Initiatives: The New School composts all behind the counter organic wastes and has begun a post-consumer pilot program. Waste Reduction and Recycling The New School has established a comprehensive waste management and recycling program that includes glass, metal, plastic, paper, cardboard, electronic waste, ink jet cartridges, and compost. These recycling initiatives significantly reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills and/or incinerators by the university. Sustainable Product Procurement The New School currently purchases copy and printer paper composed of 100% post-consumer recycled content. Similarly, all promotional materials are printed on Forest Stewardship Council Certified paper. An Energy Star purchasing policy is in place for all computers and appliances; further all computers are EPEAT gold rated. “Green” cleaning products are in use across campus, and low-VOC paints are used in high-sensitivity areas. Recent major renovations have featured rapidly renewable or recycled building materials, including linoleum flooring, bamboo flooring, and composite countertops made from post-industrial content. Compostable plates and cutlery are in use in all cafeterias, and locally produced/organic foods are offered in increasing volumes, “green cleaning products and low VOC paints are in use across the campus. Energy Management and Carbon Emission Reductions In 2007, The New School signed on to the NYC Mayoral Challenge to Universities to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2017. The New School began the challenge with the lowest C02 footprint of all participating schools, and is already taking steps to further minimize its impact on global climate change. 100% of electricity directly paid for by the university is offset with Renewable Energy Credits from wind power. The New School has conducted a lighting retrofit in its five largest buildings and is in the process of conducting an investment grade audit of its mechanical system, an in further exploring opportunities to increase energy efficiency through HVAC commissioning, and other projects.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.2. 22.5% in top 10% of high school class, 62.5% in top 25% of high school class, 92.5% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 480-580. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 530-640. SAT Writing middle 50% range 540-640. ACT middle 50% range 22-27. Minimum paper TOEFL 600. Minimum computer TOEFL 250. Minimum web-based TOEFL 100.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, interview, level of applicant s interest, volunteer work. Other factors considered include: Class rank, alumni/ae relation, extracurricular activities, first generation, geographical residence, talent/ability, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English. Academic units recommended: 3 mathematics, 3 science, 2 foreign language, 3 social studies, 2 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,661 applied, 73% admitted, 25% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, standardized test scores, minimum college GPA of 3.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $50. Early decision application deadline 11/15. Regular application deadline 1/15. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 3/25. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Neither credit nor placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, state aid form.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 56% freshmen, 54% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 7% freshmen, 1% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 59% freshmen, 55% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 70% freshmen, 70% undergrads receive any aid. 62% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $25,348.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, leadership.

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