The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$46,350

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

65%

male

35%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 336
Declined 2,238
Total Received 2,574
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Private

867

undergraduate students

74

graduate students

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School Facts

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, founded in 1859, is a private, multipurpose institution located in lower Manhattan.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 941
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational

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Urban campus of five buildings in Manhattan (New York City population: 8,622,698). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
30 Cooper Square
New York
10003

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • South Asian Society
  • Pro Musica
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Drama Society
  • Outdoors Club; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Top Events

  • Fall Festival
  • Pro Musica Jam
  • Cultural Show and Food Festival
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security guards

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
51%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
32%
500-599
13%
400-499
2%
700-800
71%
600-699
10%
500-599
13%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
30-36
70%
24-29
21%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 8
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.75

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 336
Declined 2,238
Total Received 2,574

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay

Considered

first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Golf, Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Golf, Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Fencing, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Fencing, Ultimate frisbee

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Architecture
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Mechanical Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

941

total students

50%

in-state

50%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

867
students

Female
35%
300

Male
65%
567

8%

74
students

Female
24%
18

Male
76%
56

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

859
students

Female
35%
296

Male
65%
563

1%

8
students

Female
50%
4

Male
50%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 62%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

18

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 8

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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