The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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world rank  1272

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University Overview

Founded in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a non-profit private multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of New York City (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Cooper) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Cooper) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 161 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Cooper also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Cooper
Founded 1859
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 7 East 7Th Street
New York City
10003-7120 New York
United States
Tel +1 (212) 353 4100
Fax +1 (212) 353 4271

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 30 Cooper Square, Suite 300
New York City 10003-7183
(212) 353 4120

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Schools of engineering and technology
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's Library
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 84,705 physical volumes, 86,544 physical media, 58 digital/electronic medium and 48 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 170 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1946


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association for Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
  • College Board
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

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