C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 876
   Women 297 (33.9%)
   Men 579 (66.1%)
Graduate Students 88
Entrance Difficulty  
Overall Admission Rate Not reported
Early Action Offered  
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 8
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 691 average
640-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 651 average
600-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,735
  Tuition and Fees $43,850
  Room and Board $15,910
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $38,432
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 49
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
New York Population 8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Sororities 5% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.9% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
11.7% Hispanic/Latino
11.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
36.8% White
11.9% Unknown
International Students 19.7% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 75.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 40.0%