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The Cooper Union - SAT Scores and Admissions Data


The Cooper Union

Cooper Union

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Cooper Union Description:

This small college in the East Village of downtown Manhattan is remarkable for several reasons. In 1860, its Great Hall was the location of a famous speech by Abraham Lincoln on limiting slavery. Today, it's a school with highly regarded engineering, architecture and art programs. More remarkable yet is the school's value. Every student at Cooper Union gets a half-tuition scholarship for all four years of college. In 2014, that math adds up to a savings of about $80,000.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 939 (880 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 63% Male / 37% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,400
  • Books: $1,400
  • Room and Board: $15,000
  • Other Expenses: $2,275
  • Total Cost: $60,075

Cooper Union Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 23%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $39,201
    • Loans: $2,945

Scholarships for Cooper Union (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

The Cooper Union Mission Statement:

Through outstanding academic programs in architecture, art and engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art prepares talented students to make enlightened contributions to society. The College admits undergraduates solely on merit and awards full scholarships to all enrolled students. The institution provides close contact with a distinguished, creative faculty and fosters rigorous, humanistic learning that is enhanced by the process of design and augmented by the urban setting.

Founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, industrialist and philanthropist, The Cooper Union offers public programs for the civic, cultural and practicable enrichment of New York City.

mission statement from http://www.cooper.edu/administration/about/Welcome.html

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