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Parsons School of Design

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1970
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,180
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Website

http://www.parsons.edu

Admissions E-mail

studentinfo@newschool.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Anthony Padilla
Admissions office telephone: (877) 528-3321
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.parsons.edu/apply Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A N/A
Mathematics N/A N/A
Science N/A N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: N/A
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 46%
Total applicants: 2,394
Total acceptances: 1,094
Total freshman enrollment: 488
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 541
Male acceptances: 255
Male freshman enrollment: 116
 
Female applicants: 1,853
Female acceptances: 839
Female freshman enrollment: 372
Out-of-state freshmen: 58%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 113
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 23
Students enrolled from waiting list: 14

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 58%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 76%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 590
Math: 485 – 620
Combined: 955 – 1210

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 10%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 23
Math: 18 – 27
Composite: 19 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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