Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY 10003-7120


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 964
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 180 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's tuition was $42,000 for all students regardless of residency (56.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,477 (which is 1.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2016-2017, was 52, which is 22% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,202 (which is 28.7% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has enrolled a total of 964 students (912 students full-time and 52 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 67% men and 33% women and 876 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 88 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 30%

Non-resident alien: 19%

Asian: 19%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%

Two or more races: 9%

Hispanic: 9%

Black/African American: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 40% 259
Visual And Performing Arts 33% 215
Architecture And Related Services 10% 62

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art graduates 6 years after enrollment is $42,100. Last year, out of the total 117 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 117 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 124 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 124 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $42,100 $54,000
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 117 124

Campus Location

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