Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (International Students)

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts (International Students)

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. In 2014, "US News and World Report" ranked The New School number one on its list of universities with small class sizes.

Majors Include Interdisciplinary and Self-Designed Programs

Eugene Lang College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 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.

Liberal Arts majors may pursue a self-designed program or optional guided areas of study in Ethnicity and Race, Gender Studies, Jewish Culture, Religious Studies, and foreign languages.

Dual-Degree Programs

Lang College offers dual BA/BFA degree programs that combine a BA from Lang with a BFA from either Parsons The New School for Design or The New School for Jazz Contemporary Music. Lang also offers combined bachelor's and master's degree programs with other New School divisions, enabling students to complete a master's program in less time.

Innovative First Year Seminars

First year students at Eugene Lang College are encouraged to explore new intellectual territories. Instead of introductory disciplinary surveys, freshmen dive deep in interdisciplinary research seminars with such titles as Networks of Desire (about social networking), Tragic Lovers (a literature class), and Civil Disobedience (history and political action). Students develop skills in research and analysis while exploring different methods of inquiry. The faculty members who facilitate the first year seminars are students' academic advisers until they choose majors.

Second Year Focus

Second year students at Lang explore their interests and options through various disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs. Although they continue to have access to diverse courses, students declare their majors at the end of the year. Working with faculty advisers, they design a program of study and may also look into the opportunities Lang offers beyond the classroom. Civic engagement, internships, study-abroad programs, and community activism projects are all part of the unique Lang experience.

Internships and Other Academic Opportunities in Years Three and Four

In their final 2 years, students begin to focus on their chosen academic major and take advantage of internship opportunities in the New York City area. Students gain practical experience and utilize their internship site as a "learning lab" in which to communicate and interact with experts in their chosen field. Lang students have interned in a wide array of fields, including publishing, politics, the arts, nonprofit administration, and environmental activism.

Starting in their junior year, students may also take select classes in graduate divisions of The New School, and participate in study abroad programs. In their final year, students complete a Senior Capstone, a culminating experience that builds on previous work in their field and can take a variety of forms.

Students from Around the World

The Institute of International Education ranks The New School among the top 6 New York City schools in the hosting of international students.

Students from outside the US make up some 20 percent of the university's student population. Roughly 5 percent of the students at Lang are international, hailing from over 36 nations and 49 states, and 25 percent identify themselves as minority group members.

The top countries for student origin are Korea, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, India, Turkey, Germany, Israel, the United Kingdom, Mexico, China, and Brazil.

International students submit most of the same application materials as American students. However, if a student's first language is not English, he or she is required to submit the results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Testing System (IELTS) or PTE.

International Student Services

The New School has an International Student Services (ISS) department that helps all international students at Lang and the other colleges with everything from the initial application process through making the transition to life in America. Department staff can also advise students on visa matters, financial aid, and housing.

International students also receive the level of help they need to master English. In addition to ESL classes offered in Lang's regular curriculum, international students can take the Intensive Study Program developed by the English Language Studies Center. With the help of an adviser, students build a full-time, 18-hour-per-week personal curriculum based on courses at the appropriate level.

International students that are studying under a student visa from The New School are required to take the Intensive Study Program.

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life works with the ISS to help acclimate international students to the social and academic life at Lang College and in greater New York City. The student life staff provides career counseling, referrals for recreational and volunteer opportunities, and a social and cultural activities program called "Lang in the City."

A Range of Student Activities

Lang College students, like those at other divisions of The New School, organize in support of common interests and causes through various ethnic organizations, literary publications, theatrical productions, and multimedia events. Students also organize lectures, musical events, poetry readings, women's support groups, and international-themed events celebrating both specific cultures and the shared sense of Lang College multiculturalism.

New York, City of Diversity

As part of The New School, Lang College shares the university's proud heritage as a fixture on the New York scene, both as a teaching and learning institution and as an important contributor to the arts, crafts, politics, culture, and conscience of the city.

The diversity of The New School, its colleges, its faculty, and its students is reflected in the multiculturalism of New York, America's largest and most renowned city. Students from all over the world come to The New School, and can always find a way to feel at home, as the sights, sounds, and tastes of every nation are available in New York City.

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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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