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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

13.1%
Admission Difficulty for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art? The school has a 13% acceptance rate. Last year, 336 out of 2,574 applicants were admitted making Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 57% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1370-1550
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1370
SAT Scores for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1550
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art?

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art typically requires applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1280. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >20%
1460 to 1550 Avg + 13%-20%
1370 to 1460 Avg - 8%-13%
1280 to 1370 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 1280 Low <5%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
28-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 34
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art?

Admission data indicates that Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >20%
31 to 34 Avg + 13%-20%
28 to 31 Avg - 8%-13%
25 to 28 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 25 Low <5%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 7% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,177 1,397 2,574
Accepted 114 222 336
Acceptance Rate 10% 16% 13%
Enrolled 71 121 192
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 62% 55% 57%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190372 IPEDS survey data for Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.