At Cooper Union, we value the importance of a diverse student body. As such, we attract and enroll students from around the world. Please read below for important information pertaining to international students:
Definition: International students are those who do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
Financial Aid: International students are not eligible for Federal or State Financial Aid. However, they are eligible for the half-tuition scholarship and additional merit aid.
- International applicants who have studied for less than three years in English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to show English proficiency. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper format), 250 (computer format) or 100 (internet-based format) is required. The IELTS score is not accepted by Cooper Union and may not be substituted for the TOEFL.
- All applicants to The Cooper Union are required to submit scores from the SAT exam or ACT exam.
- Make sure the name on your passport matches your name on the application, TOEFL and SAT/ACT scores.
- All high school and college transcripts must be translated into English, notarized and sent to The Cooper Union.
- Students planning to attend Cooper Union as an F-1 international student will need a Form I-20. To obtain a Form I-20 from Cooper Union, you will be required to submit an I-20 Request Form with supporting documents to International Student Advisement (ISA). ISA will contact you with the I-20 requirements and forms after you've been admitted, made your deposit, and completed the Citizenship Verification Form.
- International students are assessed a fee of $1,005 per semester.
- In addition to the international student fee, please click here to review all costs of attendance.
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