Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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School Overview

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, more commonly referred to as “Cooper Union” is private four-year college located in Manhattan’s East Village in the state of New York. The institution was founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an American industrialist, philanthropist and inventor (built the first steam locomotive). Mr. Cooper strongly believed that a high quality, higher education should be available to any student who can qualify, inrespective of their religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, sex or ability to pay. Up until 2013, Cooper Union offered all admitted students a full-tuition scholarship.

General Information

Admission Office

30 Cooper Square, Suite 300

New York, NY 10003-7183

(212) 353-4120

Fax: (212) 353-4342



Contact: Mitchell Lipton

Dean of Admissions and Records/Registrar
Main Address

30 Cooper Square

New York, NY 10003

(212) 353-4100

www.cooper.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 917

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 238

Degree-seeking undergrads: 898

Graduate enrollment: 52

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 9%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 92%


College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B,C
Graphic Design B,C

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Interdisciplinary engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (212) 353-4100
Website: www.cooper.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: cooper.edu/admissions/applying-to-cu
Address: 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003-7120
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 952
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 90%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 952 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $46,700
Out-of-state Tuition: $46,700
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $34,356

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 11
Engineering 54
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 175

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $46,700
Out-of-state $46,700
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $32,361
Out-of-state $32,361

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 186 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 186 98% $34,356
Student loan aid 48 25% $4,906

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 857 100% $34,327
Federal student loans 168 20% $5,645

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,447 1,213 1,234
Percent admitted 100% 17% 15%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 10% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 952
Undergraduate enrollment 858
Graduate enrollment 94

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Accreditation

This institution is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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