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Eugene Lang College is the liberal arts college of New York City’s The New School, where students are allowed to customize their curriculum using resources throughout The New School, including Parsons School of Design, The College of Performing Arts, and a range of other colleges and schools. Classes at Lang itself are readingand writing-intensive and typically conducted seminar-style, with the curriculum inherently cross-disciplinary (dual degrees and cross-university minors are readily available). All students complete a First Year Seminar and writing courses as well as some light general requirements (though “the bare credit minimum to graduate for each kind of course is flexible and forgiving”), and are encouraged to look into study abroad and internships as early as their sophomore year. The school understands that “not everyone learns the same way,” and so the highly specific courses on offer “are all unique and crafted with care and deliberateness,” and most take high advantage of the locale, with “field trips almost every class around New York City.” Career Services also taps into the city to connect students with moments for growth: “internships and opportunities are truly out there.”

Professors “put effort into creating comfortable atmospheres for student discussion” and “their knowledge comes from real world experience rather than pure theory.” As one student says: “You can tell they always come to class ready and excited (in their own way) to discuss the topic they teach.” Unique projects often replace exams and assignments, with students citing “graphic arts or musical pieces or performance art in lieu of written essays,” or a class in which “we created a zine which was shared with the Lang community.” There’s “a level of freedom across all disciplines of study,” and students appreciate that the texts used “discuss different perspectives on the topics” come from “authors of all different types of backgrounds, rather sticking to the traditional canon.”

Student Body

The New School offers “a highly creative environment” filled with “incredibly smart, driven and ambitious” people who “genuinely have an academic pursuit they care about strongly.” To that, those specifically within the Lang college “usher in a new era of style, intelligence, and swagger,” bringing a “progressive,… strong sense of urban sensibility” and enjoyment of “the finer things in life like art, music, and literature.” While the student body does tend to skew wealthy, everyone “recognizes the privileges that come with attending a private institution” such as Lang. It is, overall, “a haven for [the] creative, opinionated, [and] LGBTQ,” and students—many of whom are “international or have some connection to somewhere outside the United States” are “very open-minded and kind.”

Campus Life

When your campus is New York City, the cultural world is your oyster: whether “seeing Broadway shows, visiting parks, going to food festivals,” there is enough to do that “it often leads me to forget I am a student.” That said, the campus is never overlooked: it has highly enjoyable workshops from people both within and without the campus and clubs often organize events to “bring awareness [to various causes]…or to spread positivity on campus.” Upon arriving at Lang, people “throw themselves into the New York experience” and many occupy their time with “personal projects such as theater productions, student films, small businesses, [and] writing books.” Nearby Washington Square Park and Union Square are common hangout spots, and many explore further and “find their favorite hole in the wall places and bring their friends with them to enjoy it.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Craig Tiede
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services & Communications

72 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor
Fanton Hall/Welcome Center
New York, NY 10011

212.229.5155 x3866


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Lang Cafe
The Lang Courtyard
The Millimeter Reading Room
The Library at the University Center
The Making Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Washington Square Park
Murray's Bagels
Union Square
The Museum of Modern Art (free admission for New School students)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday- Saturday
M-Th 9:00am-5:45pm, Fri: 9:00am - 4:45pm
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Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Kennedy International, La Guardia, and Newark airports all serve New York City. At Kennedy and La Guardia, Carey bus service provides group rides into the city at regular intervals; check with your airline for details. Taxis are also available, though expensive. From Newark, Carey Bus brings passengers into the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is a subway ride away from the college. Amtrak, Metro-North, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Railroad trains all serve New York City. Greyhound and several local bus lines also come into the city. Public transportation is available from the terminals to the college. New Jersey's PATH train stops at 14th St. and 6th Ave., only 2 blocks from campus. The BMT, IND, and IRT subway lines all have stops within walking distance of the school.

Driving Instructions to Campus
"From: Westchester, Connecticut, and points north of New York City Take the Saw Mill River Parkway to the Henry Hudson Parkway south and continue to the West Side Highway (which becomes Twelfth Avenue/West Street); exit left at 14th Street to Fifth Avenue and turn right. Head one block south to 13th Street and turn right. From: Points north of New York City via I-95 Take I-95 to the Triborough Bridge. Follow the FDR Drive downtown. Exit at 14th Street. Travel east to Fifth Avenue. Turn left. Turn right on 13th Street. From: New Jersey and points west of New York City From the George Washington Bridge: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway south and proceed as directed above. From the Lincoln Tunnel: Follow the signs to 39th or 40th Streets and head east (one block) to Ninth Avenue. Travel south on Ninth Avenue to 14th Street. Make a left turn onto 14th Street and continue as above. From the New Jersey Turnpike: Take the Holland Tunnel to Canal Street. Continue on Canal Street to Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas). Go north on Sixth Avenue (turn left) to 14th Street; turn right and continue on 14th Street to Fifth Avenue. Make a right turn to 13th Street. Turn right onto 13th Street. From: Long Island and points east of New York City Take the Long Island Expressway (I-95) west to the Midtown Tunnel. From the Tunnel, follow signs to 34th Street and the FDR Drive. Take the FDR Drive south to the 15th Street exit and continue south to 14th Street. Proceed west on 14th Street to Fifth Avenue to 13th Street; turn right at 13th Street. *Be aware that all routes into the city have tolls, which range from $1.00 - $4.50 each way. Please note, for students who may use moving trucks to move into residence halls, the cost may be higher due to the weight and commercial license plates. Also, you may have to take alternate routes/tunnels/bridges due to commercial truck restrictions on certain tunnels and bridges."

Local Accommodations
"Larchmont Hotel 27 West 11th Street .2 miles/Greenwich Village Washington Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place .4 miles/Greenwich Village W New York - Union Square 201 Park Avenue South .6 miles/Union Square Chelsea Inn 46 West 17th Street .8 miles/Chelsea Hotel 17 225 East 17th Street .8 miles/Union Square Gramercy Park Hotel 2 Lexington Avenue 1 mile/Gramercy Maritime Hotel 363 West 16th Street 1 mile/Chelsea Mercer Hotel 147 Mercer Street 1 mile/SoHo American Dream Hostel 168 East 24th Street 1.1 miles/Gramercy Comfort Inn 18 West 25th Street 1.1 miles/Gramercy Hampton Inn - New York 108 West 24th Street 1.1 miles/Gramercy Chelsea Center Hostel 313 West 29th Street 1.4 miles/Chelsea Gershwin Hotel 7 East 27th Street 1.2 miles/Gramercy Off SoHo Suites 11 Rivington Street 1.4 miles/NoLita Hampton Inn Manhattan - SoHo 54 Watts Street 1.5 miles/Tribeca SoHo Grand Hotel 310 West Broadway 1.7 miles/Tribeca Affinia Shelburne 303 Lexington Avenue 1.8 miles/Murray Hill"


Applicants: 2,312
Acceptance Rate: 87%
Average HS GPA: 3.42



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