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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

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