Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
$40,800 | $40,800
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Not Reported
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
Not Reported
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled876
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3.5
      SAT Subject Tests in Math and either Chemistry or Physics for engineering applicants, portfolio, and home test for art applicants and studio test for architecture applicants
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 651 600 730
    • SAT Math 695 650 770
    • SAT Writing 652 610 710
    • ACT Composite 31 30 34
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$40,800
    • Out-of-state tuition *$40,800
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,850
    • Room and board *$15,560
    • Room only *$11,560
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students876
    • Male Student Percentage66%
    • Female Student Percentage34%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino10.16%
    • Black or African American5.37%
    • White or Caucasian32.53%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.14%
    • Asian19.98%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races1.83%
    • Unknown13.36%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout15.53% representing 22 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students39% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 20%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations South Asian Society, Pro Musica, Chinese Student Association, Drama Society, Outdoors Club; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security guards


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty213
    • Full-time Percentage24%
    • Part-time Percentage76%
    • Female Percentage31%
    • Male Percentage69%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 935 students to 106 faculty

Location & Contact

30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003-7120

Mr.John Falls

Associate Dean of Admissions

Phone: 212-353-4192
Fax: 212-353-4342

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