Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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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

Total undergrads: 917

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 238

Degree-seeking undergrads: 898

Graduate enrollment: 52


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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


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.

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