Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
$37,710 | $37,710
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Not Reported
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Intimate Academic Community in the Big City

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts offers the benefits of a small and supportive college with the resources of The New School, a leading university. Its rigorous academic programs are closely connected with all that New York City has to offer: its wealth of music, theater, and arts; its vibrant international community; its history; and its energy. Students from across the country and around the world come to Lang to study with an accomplished international faculty in small, intensive, seminar-style classes; to intern at some the world's leading organizations; and to immerse themselves in New York's cultural and civic life.

An Interdisciplinary Emphasis

Lang students are encouraged to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to their educations, seeking knowledge across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. The college's liberal arts focus is reflected in its assortment of majors, including anthropology, the arts (arts in context, dance, and visual studies), contemporary music, culture and media, economics, , environmental studies, global studies, history, interdisciplinary science, journalism + design, liberal arts, literary studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, theater, and urban studies. Within the liberal arts major, students may complete interdisciplinary programs of study in ethnicity and race, gender studies, Jewish culture, religious studies and foreign languages. They may also elect a self-designed program of study.

Urban Campus in the Heart of the Action

The urban campus is part of the exciting New York scene, amid handsome brownstone buildings on bustling streets, and close to bistros, specialty markets, boutiques, and world-class artistic and cultural resources. Cutting-edge entertainment options, often hosted at Lang facilities, include experimental performances, literary readings, contemporary art galleries, modern dance, live music, and avant-garde films.

The City as Learning Laboratory

The city of New York is a veritable classroom for Lang students. Each academic program has connections to major New York organizations that provide co-curricular opportunities, such as a course with curators at the New-York Historical Society, working directly with archival materials, or a mini-course on a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, learning directly from museum staff.

Other experiential courses focus on music, lectures, and theater performances; outdoor activities including cycling, boat building, and urban forestry; or wellness activities like Pilates, yoga, or meditation.

Additionally, Lang offers a first-semester course called "Reading New York City" that introduces students to the city's history and multi-faceted character.

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Wide Variety of Internship Possibilities

Lang's internship programs tap the vast resources available in New York City. Organizations providing internships to Lang students include: Common Cause, South Street Seaport, Environmental Action Coalition, HBO, NBC, MTV, Vogue, the "New Yorker," the Museum of Modern Art, the New-York Historical Society, the Urban Justice Center, Beth Israel Hospital, the "Village Voice," Sony Entertainment, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Miramax Films, and the ACLU.

Internships are also offered outside the city -- the Tishman Environmental Merit Scholarship helps fund summer environmental internships in Alaska, where Lang sophomores and juniors work with national environmental organizations to protect the cultural heritage and natural resources of the wilderness.

Service Learning Projects

Service learning projects provide Lang students with opportunities to gain real-world experience and promote social change, as well as earn academic credit.

Many students volunteer with Lang's Institute for Urban Education, a program which helps local high school students with the skills they need to successfully transition to higher education. Other Lang students work with children in an after-school theater program. Still others participate in literacy programs for K-5 grade students attending schools in Harlem and Washington Heights.

Several Lang courses even include fieldwork in NYC high schools as part of the curriculum. Service learning can also take the form of an independent research project with a faculty mentor, or an educational internship in the US or overseas.

Study Abroad and Domestic Exchange Programs

Lang offers study abroad opportunities through its own programs and through other institutions. A unique option is the school's short-term overseas program, conducted by Lang faculty members during academic breaks.

A Lang student may also choose to spend a semester or an academic year with a partnering college in the US, such as Sarah Lawrence College, a small liberal arts college outside of the city, or the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a well-known institution located in Manhattan.

Lang College is partnered with Global Citizen Year, an internationally recognized organization that seeks to unleash the potential of the next generation of global leaders. Lang/Global Citizen Year fellows participate in an intensive ten-month "bridge year" of service learning and leadership training in the developing world. While abroad, students receive world-class training and mentoring through individualized apprenticeships with local partners.

Senior Capstone Projects

All students at Lang are required to complete senior capstone projects in their majors, which may take the form of senior seminars on advanced topics, involving extended research and substantial final papers/projects; independent senior projects, which involve significant planning and research and result in culminating papers or creative projects; or collaborative projects, which allow students to work together on large creative projects or on issues of importance in the community.

Developmental Approach to Advising

Because Lang emphasizes more options for personal intellectual pursuit than other institutions, advisement plays a key role at the college. Academic advising does not focus simply on completing certain educational requirements, but rather takes a developmental approach. This means that advisers may encourage students to explore new intellectual territories and explore new academic disciplines.

Not only is there an academic adviser designated for each undergraduate class, but students also have faculty advisers to provide academic guidance and mentorship. In addition, Lang freshman work with peer advisers -- trained upper-level students with demonstrated leadership, who teach workshops for first-year students to help facilitate their transitions to the school.

Location & Contact

65 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011-8601

Mr.Daniel Conforti

Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 212-229-5150 ext. 2301

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Education
    • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled1,487
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      online application, 2 supplemental essays, counselor evaluation, teacher evaluation, academic paper (grade preferred), TOEFL, IELTS and PTE may be required for applicants whose first language is not English
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.29
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 550 660
    • SAT Math 510 600
    • SAT Writing 550 650
    • ACT Composite 25 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$37,710
    • Out-of-state tuition *$37,710
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$860
    • Room and board *$17,300
    • Room only *$13,900
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,487
    • Male Student Percentage30%
    • Female Student Percentage70%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.12%
    • Black or African American6.87%
    • White or Caucasian54.48%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian5.07%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.14%
    • Two or more races5.62%
    • Unknown8.54%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout6.18% representing 45 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students72% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations ReNew School, Active Minds, Students for Social Justice, Slow Food TNS, DREAM:IN NY
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other 24-hour desk attendants in residence halls


  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Volleyball No Yes No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Volleyball No Yes No


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty147
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 1,398 students to 92 faculty





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