Applying to Cooper Union

Application Information and Instructions


First Year

Transfer

Masters

Non-Matriculating Student Programs

Undergraduate Deadlines


The Cooper Union uses the Common Application as its undergraduate application. The Office of Admissions treats every application in the same manner, whether it is submitted electronically or on paper.


Early Decision for Fall 2020 Applications

  • School of Architecture: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • School of Art: Monday, December 2, 2019
  • School of Engineering: Monday, December 2, 2019

Regular Decision for Fall 2020 Applications

  • School of Architecture: Monday, January 6, 2020
  • School of Art: Monday, January 6, 2020
  • School of Engineering: Monday, January 6, 2020

Graduate Deadlines


Fall 2020 Masters Applications

  • Master of Engineering: March 30, 2020
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.