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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

30 Cooper Square

Office of Admiss

New York, NY 10003

United States

Phone: 212-353-4120

Fax: 212-353-4342

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 98
SAT:
% Submitting Score:87%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:610 - 710
     Math Middle 50%:610 - 780
     Writing Middle 50%:610 - 730
ACT:
% Submitting Score:13%
     ACT Middle 50%:28 - 33
Average High School GPA:3.6
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:29%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:15%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:22%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:11%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:5%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:7%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:92%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:95%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:65%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,193
Total applicants who are accepted: 247
Total of accepted students who enroll: 186
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 95%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $70.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Waivable
Early Decision Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/23
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/01
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Priority Application Date: 12/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 6/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $500.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Very important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:1
     Science:1
     Foreign Language:0
     Social Studies:1
     History:1
     Academic Electives:8
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:18
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    98
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    610 - 710
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    610 - 780
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    610 - 730
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    28 - 33
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.6
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    12/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/01
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