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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
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  • 4 Year
  • NEW YORK, NY

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About

41 COOPER SQUARE
NEW YORK, NY 10003
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From The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 in New York City. It is a top-ranked college committed to making education fair and accessible to all, granting every admitted undergraduate student a half-tuition scholarship as well as need-based aid.

Comprised of 3 schools specializing in architecture, art, and engineering, Cooper offers small, intimate classes organized around a culture of collaboration. The School of Architecture offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and Master of Science degree. The School of Art offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The School of Engineering offers Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering.

Throughout its history, Cooper has been a place where thinkers, builders, artists, activists, and dreamers have thrived and contributed to NYC and the world in large and small ways—being of this world and for this world.

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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 5
Acceptance Rate
15%
SAT Range
1300-1530
ACT Range
30-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,366 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,918 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 12 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 13 responses
8%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 13 responses

Majors

Architecture, Art, and Engineering

The School of Architecture offers a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Science in Architecture degree. The School of Art offers a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The School of Engineering offers Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
854 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Dedicated
    50%
  • Brilliant, talented, and humble
    17%
  • Busy
    17%
  • Nerd, love math, motivated, but there are cool ppl
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
67%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 9 responses
Poll
57%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 14 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Challenging
    75%
  • Hard
    25%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
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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