The New School

School Description

The New School was founded in 1919 by a small group of prominent American intellectuals and educators, which included Charles Beard, John Dewey, James Harvey Robinson, and Thorstein Veblen. These men envisioned a new kind of academic institution where faculty and students could honestly and freely confront the problems facing societies in the 20th century. The school was initially called The New School for Social Research but this was changed to The New School later.

The School grew into an urban university with seven colleges enriched by the diversity in terms of ages, social backgrounds, aspirations, perspectives, interests, and talents. The New School started out by offering programs in social sciences, international affairs, history, and philosophy, but soon added courses in drama and literature, writing, performing arts, fine arts, foreign languages, media studies, and information processing.

Some of the finest minds of the 20th century developed pioneering courses at The New School. In 1948, W.E.B. DuBois taught the first course in African-American history and culture ever taught at a university. Margaret Mead taught courses in anthropology and Karen Horney and Erich Fromm introduced their new approaches to psychoanalysis. In 1962, Gerda Lerner offered the first university-level course in women’s history. Renowned artists, Martha Graham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aaron Copland, and W.H. Auden all taught at The New School. Additionally, The New School was the first American university to teach the history of film and one of the first to offer college-level courses in photography and jazz.

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    Anthropology

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
    Tuition Fee: USD 21,040
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    Architecture

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
    Tuition Fee: USD 21,040
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    Business

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buy more
    Tuition Fee: USD 21,040
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    City Planning

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and architecture more
    Tuition Fee: USD 21,040
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    Classics

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman more
    Tuition Fee: USD 21,040