International Student Advisement (ISA)

Cooper Union is proud to have a robust international community, comprising about 19% of our student body, representing over 35 countries.  We know that deciding to study in the U.S. can be exciting, intimidating, and overwhelming!  The Office of International Student Advisement (ISA) is here to guide you through the process of becoming an international student at Cooper.  Cooper welcomes all qualified students, regardless of immigration status.

ISA serves all international students in the Cooper community by providing immigration advisement, services, and resources.  Additionally, ISA works to provide engaging programming and support to all international students during their time at Cooper.  The ISA Office defines an international student as anyone who is not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.  ISA works with international students of different backgrounds, cultures, and immigration statuses.  

International Students (non U.S. citizens or permanent residents) may have additional deadlines and steps to follow.  All international students should also review the relevant information about next steps for studying at Cooper.

Please note, International Students do not qualify for FAFSA.

Office Location

30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Office Hours

Email Assistance or to Make an appointment: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

Walk-In Advising & Travel Signatures: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 PM - 3 PM

Ph:(212) 353-4192 | Fax: (212) 353-4342

  • 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.