The New School GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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The New School GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

The New School GPA, SAT Scores, and ACT Scores for Accepted, Rejected, and Waitlisted Students
The New School GPA, SAT Scores, and ACT Scores for Accepted, Rejected, and Waitlisted Students. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Discussion of The New School's Admissions Standards:

Admission to The New School is selective with about a third of all applicants being rejected. To get in, you will most likely need grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. In the graph above, the blue and green data points represent students who received acceptance letters. Most had SAT scores (RW+M) of 1050 or higher, an ACT composite of 21 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. Your chances of admission will obviously be better if your grades and SAT/ACT scores are above these lower ranges. A significant percentage of admitted students had grades in the "A" range.

Note that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue on the right side of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that seemed to be on target for The New School did not get get in. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because The New School has holistic admissions and makes decisions based on much more than numbers. Also, keep in mind that The New School is actually made up of seven schools, each with its own admissions requirements. Some programs at The New School use the Common Application while others use a customized application for the specific school or program. In all cases, however, the admissions folks will be looking for a strong application essay (in some cases an artist statement), meaningful extracurricular activities and/or demonstration of talent, and positive letters of recommendation. Many programs at The New School require additional screenings, auditions, or portfolios.

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