4,291
Students
Financial aid thermometer
23,960
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
50
50%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Parsons School of Design is a Comprehensive institution located in New York, NY, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 72 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
New York, NY  10011
United States
Contact Ms. Erin Stine
Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Parsons School of Design
Email: stinee@newschool.edu
Phone: 212-229-8989

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architecture Related Checkmark
City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Design And Applied Arts Related Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
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Graphic Design Checkmark Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,825
Applied
2,445
Accepted
4,291
Enrolled
51%
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Female Admissions

3,688
Females Applied
1,872
Females Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,137
Males Applied
573
Males Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: Online application, Parsons Challenge portfolio, artist statement

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th Yes
Other early decision plan November 1st March 15th Yes
Transfer April 1st December 20th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 601 560 650
SAT Math 606 540 670
ACT Composite 26 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

46,820
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Fees

1,100
Full-time student fees
15,000
Room & board
16,250
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

23,960
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,388
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,255
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,281
Avg. Loan Aid
7,449
Avg. Grant Aid
16,503
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,291
Total undergrad students
44%
International Students
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.66%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 23.98%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 12.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 2.78%
Other 2.71%

Gender

Male (21.58%)
Female (78.42%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 25%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Block party, Bell Hooks + Jill Soloway at the New School and Frank Stella at the Parsons Table

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour security desk personnel

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No

Faculty

993
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 159
Part-time - 834
Male - 459
Female - 534