eugene lang college - the new school

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Eugene Lang College – The New School
New York, NY

In the heart of Manhattan, Eugene Lang College is a bastion of progressive, liberal arts education. Lang, one of the five colleges that comprise The New School, features select majors in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, such as culture & media, interdisciplinary science, and screen studies. For students who are eager to study both the liberal arts and a studio art or music program, Lang’s five-year dual degree programs with the Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz are ideal.  All departments focus on an interdisciplinary approach to learning, and they are equally thoughtful about finding ways to incorporate New York City into day-to-day activities. Lang’s Greenwich Village campus is the perfect setting for its 1,500 students, where it’s easy to take advantage of the city’s many dance, film, music, theatre, and service opportunities. Seminar-style discussion-based classes are the norm here, making it easy to get to know both your classmates and professors. Although being educated at Lang is all about pushing boundaries, the College still offers a wide range of traditional campus activities, including a student newspaper, debate team, and intramural sports.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.