The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Visual And Performing Artsjazz/Jazz Studies; Keyboard Instruments; Music; Music Performance; Music Theory And Composition; Musicology And Ethnomusicology; Stringed Instruments


Admission: 416 applied; 304 admitted; 49 enrolled

Options: electronic application, deferred entrance
Application fee: $100
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, 1 letter of recommendation, audition, pre-screen tape/CD
Notification: continuous (freshmen)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
269 Undergraduate Students, 19% Women, 81% Men, 14% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
9% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 7% Hispanic/Latino, 5% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
Housing Info
27% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned And Leased By The School. Freshman Applicants Given Priority For College Housing
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Independent Study, Internships, Services For LD Studentsschool Calendar: Semesters


Total: 59Full-Time: 5% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 11 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2015&-16)
Comprehensive fee:$61,936 includes full-time tuition ($42,080), mandatory fees ($926), and room and board ($18,930). Part-time tuition: $1430 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Required fees:$463 per term part-time
Room and board:college room only: $15,660. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,107 applied for aid, 101 were judged to have need, 23 had their need fully met
In 2013,69 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:67%
Average financial aid package:$18,661
Average need-based loan:$7306
Average need-based gift aid:$8704
Average non-need-based aid:$16,403
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$28,966
Financial aid deadline:3/1

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