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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 7 East 7th Street New York, NY 10003 Phone: (212) 353-4100
  • General Information
    About Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    Through outstanding academic programs in architecture, art and engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art prepares talented students to make enlightened contributions to society. The College admits undergraduates solely on merit and awards full scholarships to all enrolled students. The institution provides close contact with a distinguished, creative faculty and fosters rigorous, humanistic learning that is enhanced by the process of design and augmented by the urban setting. Founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, industrialist and philanthropist, The Cooper Union offers public programs for the civic, cultural and practicable enrichment of New York City.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,387
    Percent Admitted 7%
    Men Admitted 9%
    Women Admitted 6%
    Full Time Retention Rate 94%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 620 710
      Math 640 780
      Writing 620 710
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 27 31
      English 26 30
      Math 28 31
      Writing 26 30
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 998
    Native American 6
    Asian 173
    African American 47
    Hispanic 71
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 888
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 65

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