Cooper Union

30 Cooper Sq, Manhattan, United States
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Overview of Cooper Union

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:867
    • Men:567 (65.4%)
    • Women:300 (34.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
1
4
Science
1
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
4
History
1
-
Academic Electives
8
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 28
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
30 Cooper Square
City, State, Zip
New York, NY  10003-7120
Phone
(212) 353-4120
Fax
(212) 353-4343
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 7
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
November 1, December 3
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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.75
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
710 average |660-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
71%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
13%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
683 average |650-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
53%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
13%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002710
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
18%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$18,272
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Architecture, Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$902

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
352,403

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (8)


  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Visual and performing arts, Architecture

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Architecture II, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Mechanical Engineering

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,244,910

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
11 mile(s) from campus in New York
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 of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
-
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Badminton
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Badminton
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


859

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
867
Women
300
Men
567

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

Number of Graduate Students


74

Student Resources

Study resources