Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

Website: www.cooper.edu/

Private
Co-ed
867
Undergraduate
Students
(34.6%) 300 Women
(65.4%) 567 Men
74
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
13% of 2,574 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 6

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.75
SAT Math
660-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
683 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
28-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,988
Tuition and Fees
$46,350
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$46,706
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,272
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
57
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 48% 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
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Campus Life

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
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.8% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
12.4% Hispanic/Latino
9.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.9% White
11.8% Unknown
International Students
20.0% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 1 4
Science 1 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 1 4
History 1  
Academic Electives 8  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 28
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
30 Cooper Square
City, State, Zip
New York, NY 10003-7120
Phone
(212) 353-4120
Fax
(212) 353-4343
E-mail
admissions@cooper.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 2
Early Decision Notification
December 31, February 28
Early Action Offered
 
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for art, studio test for architecture recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
13% of 2,574 applicants were admitted
Women
10% of 1,177 applicants were admitted
Men
16% of 1,397 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
206 (61%) of 336 admitted students enrolled
Women
80 (70%) of 114 admitted students enrolled
Men
126 (57%) of 222 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
24% of 173 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
136
Students Accepting Wait List Position
132
Students Admitted From Wait List
19

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.75
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
660-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
71%
Score of 600 - 700
10%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
683 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
53%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
28-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
70%
Score of 24 - 29
21%
Score of 18 - 23
9%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 51%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,988
Tuition and Fees
$46,350
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002710
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
132 (69.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
101 (76.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
101 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$46,706
Need-Based Gift
Received by 101 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,749
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 34 (33.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,434
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 101 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
89 (46.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,930

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
497 (58.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
413 (83.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
413 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
162 (39.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$47,735
Need-Based Gift
Received by 413 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,221
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 118 (28.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,529
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 413 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
438 (51.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,338

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
18%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,272
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Engineering/Technologies
Number of Awards
592
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
267
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$902
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Visual and performing arts, Architecture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
57
Part-Time Faculty
149
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
21%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 48% 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
352,403
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
 

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New York
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New York

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
80%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security guards

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, golf, skiing (downhill), swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, south asian society, pro musica, chinese student association, drama society, outdoors club; intervarsity christian fellowship
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
867
Women
300 (34.6%)
Men
567 (65.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
859
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.8% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
12.4% Hispanic/Latino
9.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.9% White
11.8% Unknown
International Students.
20.0% from 18 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
74

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
78.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Average Starting Salary
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Engineering 30%
Law 5%
Medicine 2%
Other 6%

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