Eugene Lang College, New School University: Narrative Description

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65 West 11th St.
New York, NY 10011-8601
Tel: (212)229-5600; 877-528-3321; Admissions: (212)229-5665; Fax: (212)229-5355; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of New School University. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. System endowment: $114.9 million. System-wide research spending 2001-02: $6.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $8218 per student. Total enrollment: 742. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 862 applied, 65% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 719 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 23 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 15 other countries, 55% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 71% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Bank Street College of Education, Sarah Lawrence College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $34,940 includes full-time tuition ($23,620), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($10,810). College room only: $8100. Part-time tuition: $868 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $115 per term.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Union, Theater Club, student newspaper, literary journal, ethnic organizations. Major annual events: Open-Mike Readings, Talking Book Festival, New School Block Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour desk attendants in residence halls. 948 college housing spaces available; 266 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Raymond Fogelman Library plus 2 others with 4.1 million books, 4.7 million microform titles, 22,150 serials, 48,379 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Systemwide operations spending 2001-02: $2.8 million. 934 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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