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Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

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The New School claims its based in aQuite Bright
The New School claims its based in a social justice model. The school is covered in trans flags and Black Lives Matter flags. However, the student body is mostly white, cisgender, and straight. That is because the school does very little to make sure marginalized students can attend. The New School has had protests since the 1980s due to how few professors of color are hired and work at The University. It's a school that exploits social issues without doing ANYTHING to help people most impacted by those issues. They withhold transcripts from students who might have debt so they cant transfer schools or go to another one. The school is extremely expensive. It's filled with rich SJW students who know nothing about the real world.
4th Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Maintenance: A+, Individual Value: F
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I feel that there are three types ofQuite BrightPsychology
I feel that there are three types of people at this school: those who are actively working to change the world around them; those who talk about social justice as though they were working toward it (when they aren't); those who are too stoned or drunk to say anything comprehensible at a all.

If you are a white hipster who likes to smoke cigarettes and irrelevantly quote Sartre and Nietzsche and pretend your second-hand knowledge about the working class/ POC fills you with motivation: then great here is your school. Argue all you want about aloof concepts and take loads of selfies at protests.This school isn't for me. I have loved so many of my classes here, none of my coursework has ever been "busy work", my writing has improved tremendously, and I love that I have enough academic flexibility to take multiple classes in my major every semester. But college is much more than the classroom. I don't feel that I have the ability to connect with many of my classmates. Extracurricular activities are basically a joke. And this school is ultimately just very disjointed.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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The academics at Lang are great for thoseQuite BrightPhilosophy
The academics at Lang are great for those who want to study the humanities, social sciences, art, theatre and writing. It has a great pluralist academic focus and courses from a wide variety of the humanities and arts are available. It is a very intensive school in terms of reading, writing and art, with a ton of opportunities for volunteering, social and political action, internships and career opportunities, just for being in nyc it itself. However, the social life is extremely lacking and everyone seems miserable all the time. I would not recommend going to this school if you are a happy, well-adjusted person. During my year and a half at lang I drowned myself in my studies, writing, and work and have never written such brilliant things in my life or learned so much and have met some amazingly successful, famous people through work and internships, but have also fell into a deep depression, developed an anxiety disorder, and have been on the borderline of suicidal for most of it. The only way to socialize at lang is really the bar/club scene, in which lots of narcotics and drugs are present. It's a very easy trap to fall into, and very unhealthy atmosphere. The city of new york combined with the "black hole" like gloom of the new school is a lethal one. I plan to transfer out of here as fast as I can. I want to go to a school with a better sense of community and quality people who aren't a bunch of depressed hipsters. Don't just take my advice though, read up on the school and its academics for yourself. If you are someone who is looking for a very VERY progressive, open-minded school (ahem, closeted gays/trans) this school is for you, you will find a lot of acceptance and support here for your sexuality/gender preferences. If not, its not worth it.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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