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Parsons Named One of the Best Design Schools in the World in 2017

December 12, 2017

Parsons 2017

For the third year running, Parsons School of Design at The New School has been named one of the best art and design schools in the world.

That’s according to QS World University Rankings, a London-based “global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions,” which ranked Parsons third on its prestigious annual list.

“We are honored by this recognition,” Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers says. “During the past decade Parsons has made major developments in our curriculum, launched innovative new graduate programs, and advanced research and scholarship in art and design and across the humanities and social research.”

QS rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 46 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

The QS ranking is the latest in a string of recent recognitions for Parsons and its programs. The school landed at no. 2 on Business of Fashion’s Top Global Fashion School ranking for its BFA Fashion Design program while its Interior Design programs came in fifth on College Choices’s Best Interior Design Degrees list.


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