|Applicant Competition||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Cooper Union and can I get accepted? The school has a 15% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 369 out of 2,388 applicants were admitted making Cooper Union 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 7 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, 50% 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||655|
|SAT Composite 25th||1305|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||790|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1305 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1530 and Above||Good||>23%|
|1417 to 1530||Avg +||15%-23%|
|1305 to 1417||Avg -||9%-15%|
|1193 to 1305||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 1193||Low||<6%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||29|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||35|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Average ACT Score||32|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cooper Union?
Admission data indicates that Cooper Union regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>25%|
|32 to 35||Avg +||15%-25%|
|30 to 32||Avg -||10%-15%|
|28 to 30||Reach||7%-10%|
|Less than 28||Low||<7%|
What GPA do you need to get into Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Cooper Union. 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. The school ranks #18 in New York for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Cooper Union is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
92% of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||92%|
|Top 25% of class||95%|
|Top 50% of class||96%|
|Bottom 50% of class||1%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||57%||45%||50%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
73% of students submit their SAT scores to Cooper Union. 32% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
15% of those who apply are granted admission to Cooper Union. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1305 and 1530. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 35. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.