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The New School Tops U.S. News List… for the Seventh Time

Walking around The New School’s campus you’re likely to hear conversation in English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and more. Our international student body is a proud reflection of both our historic global focus, and the incredible diversity New York City home, which has always attracted visitors from across the globe.

Which is why it’s no surprise that for the seventh year in a row, The New School has topped U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of top schools for international undergraduates.

“The New School’s top ranking reflects our global vision and commitment to active, project-based learning,” said New School president David E. Van Zandt. “The New School’s core values of social engagement, creativity, innovation, and challenging the status quo prepare our global student body to lead in an evolving world economy.

U.S. News also gave The New School high marks for intimate classes, placing us second on their ranking of universities with a high proportion of classes under 20 students. For the fourth year running, The New School has placed in the first tier of national universities.

According to 2012 enrollment data, more than 29 percent of New School undergraduates come from outside of the U.S. The university’s 1,970 international undergraduates come from 90 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. Eighty-seven percent of classes at The New School have fewer than 20 students.

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