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-
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
15%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1250-1500
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$34,754/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,421/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,144/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,743/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,583/ year
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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
863Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
25%
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%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
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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My first and second semester at cooper have been an intense experience. It feels like a never ending cycle of stress, work, & depression. The work load is heavy and I've learned a lot. But, mostly art history and how to critique artwork. Cooper is very dependent on its "reputation" and it is a lot of talk. Students here like to talk about ideas and about how talented they are and about cooper's prestige, but visually it does not correlate. My relationship to my professors is borderline abusive. I find myself having panic attacks before class. I have a 3.7 gpa, but I'm killing myself for it. The students are extremely cold and the classes do not interact with each other. I have a few positive friends but otherwise it's a competitive and dark environment. Most students are more concerned with than image than their artwork. It's rare to have a genuine conversation with anyone. Everyone is high or drunk constantly. If you value sleep and mental health, this is NOT the school for you!
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Cooper students are driven, eccentric, and independent. They have their own vision and aren't afraid to speak up. The community you forge stays with you forever. It's true that Cooper tests your sanity. Students are prone to more than one melt down—this is a given. But the wealth of knowledge, dialogue, and support that is exchanged and brought to its limits is invaluable. You will become a more critical and self-aware maker, designer, and thinker. You will learn to carve your own path and defend your ambitions. You will work so hard that everywhere elsewhere will feel like a breeze. The experience is vital.
I'm a freshman in the school of art and couldn't be happier with my choice to come here! It's definitely not a traditional college, but it was the perfect fit for me. So far Cooper and living in the city has been a life changing experience.