Applying to CU

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Application Information and Instructions


Please Note: The undergraduate application for Fall 2014  is now closed.

If you are a graduate applicant, please click here.


First Year

Transfer

Masters

Non-Matriculating Student Programs

Undergraduate Deadlines

Early Decision

  • School of Art: December 2, 2013
  • School of Engineering: December 2, 2013

First-Year

  • School of Architecture: January 6, 2014
  • School of Art: January 6, 2014
  • School of Engineering: February 3, 2014

Transfer

  • School of Architecture: January 6, 2014
  • School of Art: January 6, 2014
  • School of Engineering: February 3, 2014

Home Test:  Applicants will be sent a home test in January. This must be completed within one month of receipt. The home test will be sent to all applicants via email. The home test will be sent to everyone on the same day in late January, after the online application deadline.

Graduate Deadlines

Masters

  • Master of Architecture II: February 13, 2014
  • Master of Engineering: April 1, 2014
  • 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.