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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Overview

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a private not-for-profit institution located in New York, New York. The location of Cooper Union is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$33,966 Avg Cost After Aid
15% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Cooper Union since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Cooper Union is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Cooper Union.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Cooper Union makes roughly $76,855 a year. This is 88% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art?


Contact details for Cooper Union are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7 East 7Th Street, New York, NY 10003-7120
Phone: 212-353-4100

How Do I Get Into Cooper Union?

You can apply to Cooper Union online at:

Admission Requirements for Cooper Union

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cooper Union?

15% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 15%, Cooper Union is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 16%, and the acceptance rate for women is 14%.

Can I Afford Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art?

$33,966 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cooper Union is $33,966. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cooper Union, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $5,930 a year. That adds up to $23,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cooper Union is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Undergraduate Student Diversity

873 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 876 undergraduate students at Cooper Union, with 873 being full-time and 3 being part-time.


There are also 60 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 873 full-time undergraduates at Cooper Union, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 256
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 104
White 260
International Students 124
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at Cooper Union. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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