Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: Statistics

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#2488 of 14,131 In the World
#716 of 2,597 In North America
#657 of 2,496 In the United States
#67 of 221 In New York State
#24 of 92 In New York City
#732 of 1,014 For Military science
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Acceptance rate
15%
Avg. cost to attend
$20,757 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
876
Graduates
60
Male:Female Ratio
54:46
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
cooper.edu

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has an acceptance rate of 15% and is among the top 4% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 15% 16% 14%
Applicants 2,678 1,335 1,343
Admissions 393 208 185
Freshmen enrolled full time 210 113 97

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 284 (30%)
Asian 269 (29%)
Nonresident Alien 137 (15%)
Hispanic 106 (11%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 60 (6%)
Black or African American 42 (4%)
Two or more races 38 (4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is $20,757 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$20,757/year
Average aid awarded
$38,212
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $33
$30-48K $1,735
$48-75K $4,778
$75-110K $14,160
$110K+ $27,028

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $44,550$38,038
Tuition in-state $44,550$38,038
Tuition out-of-state $44,550$38,038
Fee in-district $2,270$2,270
Fee in-state $2,270$2,270
Fee out-of-state $2,270$2,270

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 170
Room charge $13,812

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art majors

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has granted 168 bachelor's degrees across 7 programs and 46 master's across 5 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Major Bachelor Master
Fine & Studio Arts, General 55
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 28 9
Architecture 26 9
Mechanical Engineering 23 8
Chemical Engineering 19 8
Civil Engineering, General 14 12
Engineering, General 3
Grand Total 168 46

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has a graduation rate of 83%, which is among the 9% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 83% 80% 91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%

Publications & Citations

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has published 881 scientific papers with 10,679 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, Materials Science, Biology, and Medicine.

Publications
881
Citations
10,679

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
584 / 8,011
Physics
507 / 7,228
Environmental Science
384 / 4,610
Chemistry
374 / 6,597
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
346 / 3,200
Quantum and Particle physics
342 / 4,996
Computer Science
334 / 3,741
Materials Science
287 / 5,483
Biology
280 / 4,912
Medicine
210 / 3,083
Geography and Cartography
208 / 1,819
Geology
175 / 2,473
Organic Chemistry
170 / 2,883
Political Science
162 / 1,318
Philosophy
159 / 1,453
History
154 / 714
Law
146 / 1,265
Mathematics
140 / 1,415
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
138 / 1,706
Psychology
135 / 2,039
Mechanical Engineering
130 / 965
Art & Design
128 / 1,145
Electrical Engineering
125 / 1,386
Business
119 / 964
Ecology
113 / 1,550
Archaeology
105 / 607
Optical Engineering
103 / 1,281
Sociology
102 / 746
Aerospace Engineering
94 / 844
Biochemistry
93 / 1,674
Acoustical Engineering
85 / 548
Genetics
84 / 1,664
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
82 / 991
Statistics
82 / 1,060
Paleontology
78 / 1,293
Telecommunications
77 / 742
Surgery
77 / 1,317
Linguistics
76 / 981
Anatomy and Physiology
75 / 1,454
Structural Engineering
74 / 976

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 7 54
1991 5 61
1992 6 75
1993 7 82
1994 7 75
1995 9 72
1996 10 82
1997 12 74
1998 9 104
1999 11 94
2000 8 90
2001 12 78
2002 9 146
2003 8 111
2004 8 139
2005 8 143
2006 20 160
2007 22 195
2008 25 234
2009 37 300
2010 33 343
2011 24 373
2012 27 346
2013 23 434
2014 23 441
2015 35 474
2016 32 467
2017 20 460
2018 20 534
2019 29 613
2020 23 652
2021 60 856
2022 49 743
Academic rankings

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art alumni

  1. Thomas Alva Edison

    Thomas Alva Edison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1847-1931 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    1875-1879 studied chemistry
    Occupations
    mathematicianengineerscreenwriterfilm directorbusinessperson
    Biography

    Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

  2. Patty Jenkins

    Patty Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwritertelevision directordirectorfilm director
    Biography

    Patricia Lea Jenkins is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. She has directed the feature films Monster (2003), Wonder Woman (2017), and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020). For the film Monster, she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and the Franklin J. Schaffner Award of the American Film Institute (AFI). For the pilot episode of the series The Killing (2011), she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and the Directors Guild of America award for Best Directing in a Drama Series. In 2017, she occupied the seventh place for Time's Person of the Year.

  3. Bob Kane

    Bob Kane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1998 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    writerpencillerdrawerscreenwritercomics artist
    Biography

    Robert Kane was an American comic book writer, animator and artist who co-created Batman (with Bill Finger) and most early related characters for DC comics. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1993 and into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996.

  4. Daniel Libeskind

    Daniel Libeskind
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Daniel Libeskind is a Polish–American architect, artist, professor and set designer. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names The Cooper Union
Cooper
Founded 1859
Colors maroon, gold
Academic calendar September to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 290
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and contacts

Address 7 East 7th Street
New York, New York, 10003-7120
United States
City population 8,804,000
Phone 2123534100

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