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.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- 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.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 2-4 years certificate
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- 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