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The New School Tops U.S. News and World Report Lists

Small class sizes and a global student body place The New School at the top of national rankings. Photo by Jacob Pritchard.

For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” edition has recognized The New School as the nation’s leading university for international undergraduates. The magazine’s rankings, which are released today, also place The New School at the top of its list of “Highest Proportion of Classes Under 20 Students,” as well as one of the official “Best Colleges of 2013.”

“Since our founding nearly a century ago, students from all over the world have helped fuel The New School’s creative engine,” said President David E. Van Zandt. “From politics to the environment to changing global cities, today’s most pressing challenges do not stop at national borders. That is why we remain committed to educating the next generation of leaders in truly global classrooms.”

According to 2012 enrollment data, more than 27 percent of The New School’s undergraduates come from outside of the United States. The New School’s 1,847 international undergraduates represent 96 countries and are enrolled in all of the university’s Bachelor’s degree programs, including those at Eugene Lang College, Mannes College The New School for Music, and Parsons The New School for Design. The most-represented nations are South Korea, Canada, China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, France, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Further, 92.4% of New School classes have fewer than 20 students, underscoring the university’s historic commitment to hands-on, discussion-based learning.

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