The Cooper Union mission statement reflects founder Peter Cooper’s fundamental belief that an education “equal to the best” should be available to all. This philosophy has made the school famous for its full-tuition scholarships granted to all undergraduates as they pursue degrees in any of the three schools: the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. This policy ensures that it is consistently one of the most selective and desirable schools in the nation. With landmarks like the school’s Great Hall, which on February 27, 1860 became the site of a historic address by Abraham Lincoln, Cooper Union students have seen their share of great speakers through the years. Students also benefit from ample studio and gallery space; Architecture students have 8,000 square feet of studio space to draft and build for their demanding courses.
|Admissions Phone||212 353-4120|
|Codes||SAT: 2097 ACT: 2724 FAFSA: 002710 CSS Profile: N/A|
|Location||New York, NY; Large city|
|Enrollment||~1,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Engineering, Art, Architecture|
|Student Life||In addition to the work of the Student Councils in all three schools, students run eighty organizations, actively serve on more than thirty subcommittees, and administer the Code of Conduct. Students play a variety of varsity sports as well. While Cooper Union is a small community, being in New York’s East Village given students plenty to do with their time off.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Minimum 3.00 GPA, Portfolio required for Architecture and Art transfers|
|Crossover||Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt, Parsons, Columbia|
|Other||Very Selective (~10% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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