New School University is in an institute of higher learning in New York City. Some seven thousand students are enrolled in graduate and undergraduate degree programs in social science, humanities, and public policy.
The university was founded in 1919 as the New School for Social Research. Its founders included the historian Charles Beard, economists Thorstein Veblen and James Harvey Robinson, and philosopher John Dewey.
During the period from 1933 until the end of World War II, the New School and affiliates such as the University in Exile provided a base for scholars who had been dismissed from teaching and government positions by totalitarian regimes in Europe.