Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street
New York, New York 10011
Tel (212) 229-5665or
Fax (212) 229-5355

182 men/338 women

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Average SAT scores:
V 638 M 560
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Room and Board:
Fees, books, misc.:
$3,250 approx.

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At Eugene Lang College, students are not passively taught; they are intellectual participants, actively engaged in the material, working with dedicated and accessible faculty. Courses take an interdisciplinary approach and they strive for a diversity of cultural perspectives and intellectual methods.

Interdisciplinary concentrations:
Literature, Writing and the Arts; Mind, Nature and Value; Cultural Studies; Urban Studies; Social and Historical Inquiry

Sample internships:
Merrill Lynch Incorporated, Amnesty International, Center for Immigrant Rights, New York City Opera, National Improvisational Theater, High School for the Humanities, Paris Review Literary Magazine, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, FOX Television, Esquire Magazine, Manhattan Borough President's Office

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Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street
New York, New York 10011

College Description
Established in 1985, Eugene Lang College is a small, innovative liberal arts college of 400 students. We are a division of the New School University, a world-renowned urban university, totaling 6,000 degree students. Eugene Lang is located in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village, and the learning experience centers on seminar classes of fifteen students or less. Students pursue a highly individualized program of study within an interdisciplinary framework and the College's faculty, which includes scholars, writers and artists, is deeply committed to teaching. The College takes seriously its commitment to New York City as its campus and classroom by offering internships for academic credit and sponsoring extensive cultural activities.

Academic Life
The academic program at Eugene Lang College strives to provide opportunities in all areas of the liberal arts. In the first year, students choose from a group of specially designed seminars, which are not typical introductory survey classes. Rather, they focus on a particular subject matter within areas such as psychology, history, music, literature and more. All students are required to take a writing seminar each semester of their first year. In the second year, students intensify and focus their study. While still enjoying a wide range of courses, they select among five areas of concentration and work with a faculty advisor to chart an individual course of study within the chosen concentration. The five areas of concentration are literature, writing and the arts; mind, nature and value; cultural studies; urban studies; and social and historical inquiry. Students' work is enhanced by internships in which they go outside the College to work with experts in their chosen area. Finally, they may also take advantage of the academic resources of the entire New School University, including the Manner College of Music, Parsons School of Design, the Adult Division, the Graduate Faculty for Social and Political Science and the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy.

Campus Life
Most students at Lang find that classroom experiences are very much related to their outside activities. The Office of Student Life coordinates Orientation to help acclimate students to the social and academic life at the College and its New York City campus. In addition, the office provides career counseling and referrals for athletic and volunteer opportunities and runs "Lang in the City," a social and cultural activities program. There is plenty of freedom for students to organize around their interests, including a variety of ethnic organizations, several literary publications and theatrical and multimedia events. Students also put together lectures, women's support sessions, singing groups, poetry readings and events celebrating multiculturalism. The Student Union, elected by the student body, funds student organizations and organizes activities for the community as well.

Off Campus/Study Abroad
Many Lang students spend a semester, academic year, or summer abroad taking courses, working at internships, and pursuing volunteer projects. With proper research and planning, you could potentially study anywhere in the world. Lang offers foreign study options both through the school (in-house) and through other institutions.

Facilities and Resources
The New School University occupies more than thirteen buildings in the historic Greenwich Village area of Manhattan. Eugene Lang College is housed in the original University complex, which extends between tree-lined streets of beautiful brownstone townhouses. The combined resources of the University include six auditoriums and film theaters, three cafeterias, five student lounges and numerous dance, crafts, fine arts and design studios. The University operates three residence halls for full-time students. Approximately 85% of new students and 50% of continuing students live in campus housing. The Office of University Housing also maintains a listing board for shares and sublets in the metropolitan area. Eugene Lang College participates in the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, giving students privileges at five major libraries, including the Elmer Bobst library of New York University, with one of the nation's largest open stack collections. The University runs three general-access computing laboratories, offering a variety of high-speed Windows and Macintosh computers and wired teaching classrooms. All students have Internet access and e-mail accounts.

International Students
The University’s reputation for academic excellence and its location in New York City’s Greenwich Village make Eugene Lang College appealing to students from other countries. Currently, approximately five percent of the students in the College are international. International students are required to submit the same application materials as American students but may submit, in place of the SAT or ACT, results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if the first language is not English. Success in the College’s curriculum requires strong English-language proficiency; hence a score of 600 on the TOEFL exam is preferred (250 on the computer test; 100 on the internet test).

Financial Aid
Any student considering Eugene Lang College is eligible to apply for financial aid to help meet the costs of attendance, and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible. Aid is awarded on the basis of need and is distributed in the form of state, federal and Eugene Lang College grants (which need not be repaid), student loans and on-campus jobs. More than 70% of Lang's students receive financial aid and the average financial aid package is $10,656. The Admissions and Financial Aid offices work with families to ensure that they complete the necessary paperwork. We require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority filing deadline is February 1.

Admission Requirements
The Office of Admissions welcomes applications from students of varying backgrounds who combine inquisitiveness, seriousness of purpose and maturity with the ability to participate fully in a distinctive and challenging liberal arts program. Respectful of the unique characteristics of each candidate, the Admissions Committee carefully evaluates each application on an individual basis, and accordingly, does not adhere to rigid admissions formulas. Although the Admissions Committee does not have required units in each academic area, adequate preparation should include English, history, social science, foreign languages, math and science. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, an official secondary school transcript, a counselor recommendation, a teacher evaluation, two original essays, scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing program test (ACT) and an application fee. A telephone or in-person interview and campus visits for a tour are encouraged.

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