The Cooper Union, School of Art

7 East 7th Street, New York, New York

The Cooper Union School of Art is one of three schools comprising The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an independent college dedicated to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture, and engineering All admitted students received a 50% tuition scholarship. Admission to the School of Art is meritocratic and need-blind. The Cooper Union School of Art is known for its prestigious faculty, its rigorous core curriculum, the studio experience we offer our students and an admissions process that has made us one of the most selective schools of art in the United States. The School of Art brings professional artists, designers, critics, curators and theorists to our studios and classrooms to work with a focused, multitalented, diverse populations of approximately 280 undergraduate students.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA
ACCREDITATION: MSCHE, NASAD
MAJORS OFFERED:

Fine Arts*

 

Graphic Design*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 40,800
MANDATORY FEES 1,850
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,800
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 15,560
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 16,245
OTHER 2,325
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $35,010 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,771 31%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 2,616 16%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 9,655 24%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $39,581
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

* Average amount received reflects a 100% tuition scholarship, and does not represent Cooper Union's current financial aid package. As of September 2014, Cooper Union offers students (at least) a 50% tuition scholarship (not 100%).

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 8%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 90%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 287

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 287
PART-TIME 1

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Optional
HOME EXAM: Required
INTERVIEW: Not Required
ESSAY: Not Required
SAT / ACT: Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 30

FULL-TIME 7
PART-TIME 74
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
9.63 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
85%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
86%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
81%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
76%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
50% FEMALE
50% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Continuing Education
High School Programs

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Internships
Foreign Exchange and Mobility
Career Counseling

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).