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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY, USA
2.93 Average Rating

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a 4-year college comprised of four schools: the School of Architecture, School of Art, School of Engineering, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Since it was founded by Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union has focused on educating students in architecture, art, and engineering. The school is home to three galleries which support students in its programs, as well as other collections. It’s also home to several institutes and centers, including the Center for Urban Infrastructure, Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering, and the Center for Sustainable Engineering, Architecture, and Art—Materials, Manufacturing, and Minimalism, simply called SEA²M³.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
13%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 3, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 7, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
44%
Out-Of-State Students
40%
40%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
946
Total Number of Undergrads
868
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
73%
20-39 Students
25%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,494
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,000
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,000
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,910
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,870
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,735
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,870

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
24%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,318
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,663
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$172
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
65%
35%
Student Organizations
120
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
20%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Boston
Philadelphia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
64%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,000
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What Students Are Saying

2.93 Average Rating
Can be challenging even to the smartest person.
It's a small school so literally everyone knows each other after a while.
The academic opportunities are endless
John from Brooklyn, NY

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