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Founded in 1859, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 876 full time undergraduate students, and 88 full time graduate students.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 57 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 98% were in the top quarter, and 93% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
14 Students rated on-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
16 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
12 Students rated campus food 2.2 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated school activities 2.7 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated local services 4.8 stars. 81 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated academics 4.8 stars. 90 % gave the school a 5.0.
0 Students rated Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If you've started a college and decided it is not the right place, or the right major make the change. it is better to redo a year than to suffer three more.
The administration has been annoying, the school closes..., there are not enough hours in the day, and sleep is necessary.
The engineering school is highly focused and research oriented; you have so much freedom to explore whatever you want, and will have a lot of opportunity to do whatever interests you; we are also a close community and really loyal to each other; there are a lot of bright people here, which can make you feel inferior at times, but the school is very challenging and your peers are really helpful and friendly.
The skill set of the entire architecture portion of the cooper union is extremely varied. The diversity between age and thought allow for a mix of ideas that are able to develop not only through their own means, but from listening and understanding to others.
It's very difficult.
It's very very small, so sometimes it gets frustrating when you can't get away from a person that you don't really like/want to see, and often you are forced to befriend people you don't really like just because there's no one else around to be friends with. Also, people are very divided by major, so it can be difficult to have inter-major groups of friends (I never see any Electrical Engineers).
Some one who likes a small community
Very nerdy, socially awkward for the most part, very few girls.
The amount of time spent in school. The crazy models that we build. The extremely rigorous drawings we can make. Long sleepless nights?
It is free.
Most classes are limited to a maximum of thirty students. Some classes have as few as fifteen students. The work is incredibly rigorous and you are expected to maintain a GPA above a 2.0 to remain in good standings, out of the eye of the academic review board. Engineers tend to have about 18 credits a semester, yet 18 credits usually means about 22 hours of class in a week since many 3 credit courses meet for 4 hours and many 4 credit courses meet for 5. In the art school it's similar. The architects are constantly at work, often staying more hours than the senior Electrical Engineering students.
Most students are studying on a regular basis. Those who aren't are either genius or idiotic.
My least favorite class was probably Principles of Physical Chemistry which is a required course for all of the engineering majors but is somewhat irrelevant to Civil and Electrical Engineers. It was a course that required concepts that were above the ability of most freshmen because there were things we should have learned in other classes first.
All of the students have intellectual conversations outside of the class at one point or another. I don't believe there's anyone who avoids intellectual conversation at Cooper.
Time spent with professors outside of class is usually during their office hours, which many students take advantage of with good cause.
The students are pretty diverse in how they act, what they enjoy, and how they spend their time outside of the classroom. There are cliques, but most people in the engineering school associate with each other despite race or major. Many people are brought together by clubs and sports. There are racial, religious. and LGBT groups such as the South Asian Cultural Society, Hillel, Inter-Varsity, and G.L.A.S.S. (Gay Lesbian and Straight Spectrum).
The artists and architects aren't so much a part of these groups. They rarely interact with the engineering students but do tend to interact with each other some. The engineers rarely talk about how much they think they'll be making because nobody knows how far they'll have gotten by that time. The artists do sometimes complain in a joking manner about how they'll never be financially stable since there are few jobs available for artists right now.
Most of the students are from the tri-state area. Not many come from too far in the U.S. though there are a good many who come from South Korea or grew up in China. About a third of the students in the engineering school were born somewhere other than the U.S.
The school is incredibly competitive and will prepare you for being able to keep up with work in the real world. People who graduate from Cooper have little trouble keeping up with regular level jobs and so make their way up the corporate ladder. Cooper has a close knit community, at least in the engineering school. Many of the professors were once Cooper students with the mind of what would be best for us to learn.
The most controversial issue that's been on campus this last year is whether Cooper will be able to continue with the full tuition scholarship because the school is in a financial crisis.
There is plenty of school pride, mostly because we work so hard to be here and stay here. The school is based in the center of the East Village of Manhattan which is richly immersed in many cultures. It's an interesting area to be in and never gets dull.
The school has some troubles with scheduling, they are very strict with the curriculum so unfortunately there isn't much room to take courses outside a specific set of core courses until one's junior year. There are some teachers that expect a ridiculous amount of work to be done for their class but since this is a competitive school students need to be ready for it.
They are decent but are only for incoming freshmen.
Its rigorous, tich curriculum and competive acceptance.
Cooper Union is hell if you let it be. The curriculum in the engineering school (I can't speak for the Artists and Architects) is incredibally demanding, and wil take up a great deal of one's time. However, the choice of how to spend those rare spare free moments is made by the students. The nerds play video games, but it's possible to go out with friends too. I like to work hard and play harder.
How much time they spend working along with how little sleep they get.
Cooper Union is hell
Cooper Union forces you to work harder than you ever thought you could
Cooper Union is full of nerds and weirdos
Cooper Union students don't care about having a social life
4th and 6th floor study lounges, the library, or anywhere that's not too noisy.
The stereotype from outside of the school is that all of the engineers are geeks. I'm in the engineering school, and it turns out there are still many of the same cliques among the engineering students. There are the jocks, frat boys, geeks, gear heads, and more. Of course that doesn't apply so much to the other two schools. The stereotypes of the students of the art school are that they do more drugs and are less social. They have their own things going on. The architects are constantly in their studios because they have an excessive amount of work that they love and hate. Regardless, everyone is hard at work.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art receive some sort of financial aid.
25% were awarded federal grants.
While 22% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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