One of the most commonly used measures of the quality of a university’s undergraduate offerings is the size of its classes. Smaller class sizes and a higher teacher-to-student ratio mean a more discussion-driven, personally focused learning experience. Given The New School’s tradition of open discourse and student-centered curricula, it’s no surprise that we lead US News and World Report’s ranking, Universities With The Smallest Classes.,
US News and World Reports lauds The New School for having the highest percentage of classes under 20 students, boasting 91.4 percent of classes, most of which are rooted in the liberal arts, that fit that mold., Harvard, Yale, Columbia and the University of Chicago also appear on the list.
Commitment to student-focused education is a quality that extends across all of The New School’s varied undergraduate offerings, from seminar courses at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, to ensemble sessions at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, to workshops at Parsons The New School for Design.