Admissions Information

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationcooper.edu/admissions
Online Applicationcooper.edu/admissions/applying-to-cu
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 17.51% and the yield is 50.36%. 1,223 men and 1,135 women applied to The Cooper Union and 230 men and 183 women students were accepted. Among them, 119 men and 89 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,3581,2231,135
Admitted413230183
Enrolled20811989
Acceptance Rate 17.51%18.81%16.12%
Yield 50.36%51.74%48.63%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 153 students (74% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 37 students (18%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 630. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 30 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630710
SAT Math700790
ACT Composite3034
ACT Math2935
ACT English2935
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,037, ACT: 58 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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The Cooper Union Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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