About Newschool of Architecture and Design

Founded in 1980, Newschool of Architecture and Design. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 414 full time undergraduate students, and 108 full time graduate students.

The Newschool of Architecture and Design Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 19 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Newschool of Architecture and Design include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate99%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
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Admissions at NSAD are considered Less Selective, with ,0% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Newschool of Architecture and Design.

Newschool of Architecture and Design REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    4 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    4 Students rated off-campus housing 2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    4 Students rated campus food 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    4 Students rated campus facilities 2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    4 Students rated class size 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    4 Students rated school activities 2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    4 Students rated local services 4.7 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    4 Students rated academics 1.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Newschool of Architecture and Design?

1 Students rated Newschool of Architecture and Design


It's a little pricey yet there isn't a cafeteria which is very disappointing... but it's a good things it's in downtown so there a lot of food options! It's really different compare to other colleges because what we mainly focus on is our career. There are some times when we do projects and it feels like a waste of time, supposably we would understand what's the meaning behind the projects towards the end. I normally don't understand it, but I still end up doing pretty well!

Newschool of Architecture and Design FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Newschool of Architecture and Design?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Newschool of Architecture and Design is 99%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small, private school where the main focus is architecture.

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  3. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Don't be afraid of thriving and of exposure to different ideas. Learn and appreciatte your what you are tought in your classes and spend time learning how to construct . Also get a job and be exposed to the work/business side of the career as fast as possible becuase this will help you in you in the profesional aspect. Overall learn as much as you can from your peers, from your surroundings and from yourself , this is a time of self discovery and should get you ready for grad school.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A private, urban school in downtown San Diego that focuses on architecture.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Newschool is definetely the great diversity that it has and the location. One trully feels exposed to different ways of life and cultures which is an important aspect in an architects experience. Also downtown San Diego offers a wide variety of building types and urban setting to develop a strong sense of urbanism and the opportunities/problems that cities have.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

73% of students attending Newschool of Architecture and Design receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While 49% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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