Student & Graduate Reviews
Shiii - 11/10/2019
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017
"The classes offered at The New School were really progressive, thought provoking, and inspiring. When I started the program, I had no clue that my path will be not only and intellectually challenged, but also how much I grow as a person. The size of the classes were small and intimate and you got to really know other students and their ways of thinking. I was also offered a very generous scholarship and was very grateful for that."
Mirabelle Alan - 7/3/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"The New School taught me how to analyze and evaluate, how to question and critique, and to never remain silent when you feel that you have something important to say. I learned about art history and business fundamentals through the lens of social justice/current events. Although many of my courses were art historical, I was always able to trace whatever I was learning to the everyday environment in which we live in. The New School taught me how to make interdisciplinary connections, not only through different courses but also within myself."
Allison T - 6/30/2019
Graduation Year: 1997
"I adored my time at The New School, where I completed my degree in the Adult BA division, after transferring from another school. Although the school Id previously attended was considered to be more prestigious, I felt that my classes at The New School were often more stimulating and challenging. My classmates, many of whom were adults putting themselves through school, were extremely committed. Yout dont work all day and go to school at night without knowing why youre there, and that reality meant that classes were generally very engaging and focused. Class discussions were animated and well informed because everyone had truly taken the time to read and think about the material. Additionally, attending school with students of all ages who could lend both their personal and historic perspectives to the material being studied turned out to be an unexpected and much-appreciated benefit. My professors were also excellent, many of them high-regarded professionals as well as academics. Although I cant remember everyone I studied with 22 years after the fact, I can recall no negative experiences and do have very fond memories of some professors whose classes left an indelible impression. For myself, I didn't live on campus, so I wasn't really able to become part of the campus community and didn't forge as many friendships as I'd have liked, but I suspect that's typical in a program like the Adult BA program, where many students are also holding down full-time jobs. That said, my recollection of campus resources like the library and computer lab is that they were quite good. There was also a reciprocal relationship with NYU which allowed us to use their library, which was extremely useful. And of course, its a terrific part of town, conveniently located near several train lines. Overall, I had a great experience and would recommend The New School, especially for anyone wishing to finish their undergraduate degree while also working."
Michael Castrovilla - 11/29/2017
Graduation Year: 2016
"The New School is a great school and depending on your interests, work ethic and ultimately which school under the university title you attend it may be the right fit for you. I attended the liberal arts school during undergrad, Eugene Lang College, and am now a graduate student at The New School for Public Engagement studying in the graduate program for international affairs. My time in undergrad was wonderful! The seminar style setting in the classroom is great for those who do not wish to be overly involved, but also do not want to be lectured at. Depending on the professor and the course there can be a nice balance between the two. Professors often times teach at several schools in the area, such as NYU and Columbia. Those who attend Eugene Lang must be self-motivated, no matter what they study. Yes, there are requirements, but there is not as much direction as you would receive at a traditional school. You do not need to know exactly what you want to do, but through trial and error, ultimately through persistence, you can figure it out. It is a small college and a big university with a large amount of our student population being international students. Of course, the school being in NYC is an incredible plus (great for internships and networking), but there is no traditional campus, which does effect relationships with classmates and the school overall, to a certain extent. I am in my graduate program going on my second year and I really am enjoying it. Of course, it is different from undergrad (more reading and writing, as well as higher expectations), but I am up for the challenge. Many of the professors in my program are both professors and practitioners (i.e. still in the field they are teaching about). This makes them knowledgable, up to date and potentially a good contact if this is a field you wish to go into post-graduation. Again, you are in NYC, intern, intern, intern--make your contacts now! Figure out while you are in school what is you like and what you don't like in order to be better off upon graduation. Overall my going on six years at the New School has been great."
Briana H. - 4/8/2017
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2008
"The thing I loved most about Eugene Lang was its small, seminar style classes. The faculty was as a whole really great, and very involved in helping me succeed as a student and an artist. The campus life was a little lacking, and I had trouble finding an opportunity to connect with my peers because there were few opportunities to connect outside to class, but I consider the value of the classes to outweigh this shortcoming. Proactive, independent thinkers will do well at this school."
Eva Neves - 3/31/2017
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"As a student at The New School, I had the opportunity to enroll in a unique dual degree program that allowed me to get a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 5 years, greatly preparing me for jobs as an designer and environmental educator. I was able to easily to integrate my artistic and academic interests. In addition the New School is located within the heart of Manhattan with access to museums, music, theatre, and amazing internship opportunities."
D.J. Kim - 2/16/2017
Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is an innovative program that is continuing to be improved for new students. But students will need to know what they want or be ready to immerse themselves and experience as much as they can to figure it out in the beginning of the program. It is fairly well-balanced between conceptual and theoretical rigor and technical rigor while technical aspect is usually up to the students to learn and employee available resources around campus. If you curate the courses right, this can be fun, exciting, transformative program for a student for wide-range of career paths."
Felipe Rocha - 9/18/2016
Graduation Year: 2016
"The New School of Architecture is a great place to learn. They are also very connected with the community making it easy to transition from school to the work force. They are also one of only 14 schools selected to have the IPAL program started which gives student the opportunity to graduate with your license."
Amanda Ashley - 5/31/2016
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2010
"Choosing The New School was the best decision I've made to date. The instruction I received from professors and the real world approach to coursework is what made my transition into my career seamless. This is not a school for someone who wants the traditional college experience. It's better and bigger than that because you're campus is New York City and the school makes sure you're immersed in that as well as the classes."
Mark D - 10/21/2014
Graduation Year: 2014
"The New School is one of the top schools in the field of TESOL. Mostly all of the professors are noted pioneers in this field. The program is 30 credits and a student has the option of choosing one of two concentrations: Teaching or Curriculum Development.. The MA TESOL program at The New School offers classes online and on campus. The program was fairly rigorous and I was constantly busy with projects and assignments. I took one class online with Professor Pat Moran. Believe it or not, an online class is harder in some ways than an on campus class. The expectations in the MA TESOL program are extremely high as are the stakes, in my opinion. I am confident that my education at The New School will open many doors for me in the future. I am sure I have grown as an educator and my professors have provided me with the necessary tools to become a make a difference in the world."