Our community extends beyond the four walls of our buildings. Studying in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, our students are immersed in a place where intellectual curiosity and social activism creatively intersect with art, design, and performance. Learn what it's like to live and study in one of the world's most creative communities.
Campus & Community
Come to The New School and find campus life that celebrates distinctive voices. Build lifelong friendships with fellow students who share your interests, passions, and perspectives.
The New School is situated in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, with an academic quad that extends from 11th to 16th Streets along Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Rather than considering New York City to be merely the home of our university, we employ it as an extension of our campus and as an integral part of an educational experience that gives you access to the thinkers, doers, and industry leaders who make the city a global hub of innovation and culture.
Since 1919, our campus has been home to revolutionary thought leaders, change-making social advocates, and ground-breaking artists. Take our quiz to find out which notable New Schooler you are most like.50+
Student organizations and clubs on campus1K+
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Students living in on-campus housing in Greenwich Village"The New School community has provided me many great opportunities, like free screenings, talks, and my job at The New Store."“Studying at Parsons Paris means being part of an amazing community, a diverse group of people who share common interests and goals.""I've met some of my best friends through living on campus. It was a really great way to understand the community and integrate myself into it."
Live and study as part of a diverse community and make friends for life. In our residence halls, photography majors live with sociologists, and anthropology students with jazz musicians. Our four on-campus residences in Greenwich Village offer students the opportunity to live and learn in a nurturing, supportive, and collaborative environment.
At The New School, exploration isn't confined to the classroom. Through involvement with organizations on campus, workshops, seminars, conferences, public programs, intramural sports, athletics, and fitness classes, you will find a community of people who share your passions.
New School public programs and events, both in person and online, offer viewers a chance to ask questions, discover new ideas, make connections, and find a community of people ready to engage with what's happening in the world. Unmatched in quality and quantity, public programs are a hallmark of the New School experience.