• Student Life

    Student Life
  • Our school is animated by forward-looking creativity, activism, and its setting within a dynamic urban environment and university. Parsons is where ambition, ingenuity, and collaboration tirelessly converge, and New York City is the ideal setting for starting your journey. As a Parsons student, you and your peers will be living in the heart of NYC’s creative life, where new opportunities, friendships, and inspiration flourish.

  • Living at Our University

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      Housing and Dining

      At Parsons, you live and study as part of a diverse community in a dynamic city. Residence halls in Greenwich Village and Chelsea provide a secure, supportive environment that eases the transition from home to college. Dining options include meal plans that feature locally sourced foods for all diets.

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    • Student Life - Living at Our University - Health and Wellness

      Health and Wellness

      Well being is essential to a healthy creative life. As a Parsons student, you have access to a variety of health and wellness services such as medical and counseling services, health care, and student support and crisis management. Whatever you are going through, we have resources to help.

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    • Clubs and Activities

      Clubs and Activities

      Student-run clubs and campus-wide activities are a big part of the Parsons experience. Develop special interests with like-minded peers, enrich your social experience, and immerse yourself in the life of the larger university through a variety of clubs, student organizations, public programs, and fitness and recreation opportunities at The New School.

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  • Parsons welcomes students from more than 116 countries around the world. Whether you are an international student or an exchange visitor, you are joining a thriving academic and artistic campus in one of the world’s great cities. To ease your transition to New York, we offer both immigration advice and cultural support in a welcoming and friendly environment.

  • Wondering what a day in the life of a New Schooler is like? When you study in the heart of Greenwich Village, every day is a chance to explore, challenge what you know and believe, and find inspiration. Student-made videos, stories, playlists, and interactive maps immerse you in our community. 

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.