Tuition & Fees

$46,550

$46,550

not including room and board

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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
69%
24-29
21%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
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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 (nonprofit)

867

undergraduate students

74

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Fine Art
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 2097
ACT 2724

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 941
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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New York, NY

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
51%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

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
69%
24-29
21%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (November 1 early decision architecture) (priority deadline)
January 8
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1 (architecture) December 1 (art and engineering)
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Considered

Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mitchell Lipton
Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 212 353-4120
F: 212 353-4342
admissions@cooper.edu

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$47,735

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,550
Room $12,638
Board $4,000
Additional fees $2,000
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $64,588
Average Financial Aid - $47,735
Total with Avg. Aid $16,853
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 212 353-4113
F: 212 353-4193
financialaid@cooper.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Charlie Xu
Director of Financial Aid
cxu@cooper.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
soccer
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, Basketball, Break Dancing, Hiking/outdoors Club, Hip-Hop Dancing, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Running, Table Tennis, Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

David Robbins (men's)
Assistant Dean Of Students
email

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Architecture
Engineering
Fine Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Fine Art
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

941

total students

43%

in-state

57%

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 Break-down

18%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

11%

Transfer applicants accepted

85%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 8

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Israel
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Makeda King-Smith
Director of International Student Advisement and Assistant Director of Admissions
212 353-4192
makeda@cooper.edu

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