A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A-
Cooper Union is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Website

Cooper Union Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Cooper Union

Cost

Net Price
$40,617/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,382/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,336/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,240/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,523/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,647/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
8%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
893Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.8 responses
Poll
62%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.13 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    71%
  • Hard
    29%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Cooper Union Reviews

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Overall, the school is very challenging. However, I learned/am still learning a lot academically and am becoming prepared for the professional world after college. Club activities are very helpful meeting everyone and everyone is encouraging.
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The Cooper Union is unique in that it is comprised of a small student body relative to other schools, so there is a close knit relationship among the students and faculty. Cooper used to offer all students free tuition, but has recently changed due to an unfortunate financial climate. However, the experiences with students and professors is still invaluable and the reputation gained after graduating from this school is invaluable.
The school is absolutely amazing. It's very niche, as it is a tiny school and has only art and conservation students, but it brings a lot of interdisciplinary work to the table and it provides amazing opportunities for all the students to work together and outside of the school in their given field. The idea of creating a community is most important, and everyone helps each other in realizing their potential and goals.