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.  

Office Location

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

Office Hours

During the academic year, office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

  • Walk-In Hours are available Tuesday and Thursday from 1 PM – 3 PM*
  • Appointments are required outside of walk-in hours.  Appointments can be scheduled in advance online.

During the summer months, office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM- 5:15 PM.  Summer hours for 2019 are expected to begin in early June 2019.  Please note that appointments are required during the summer months.

*Walk-in hours are subject to change due to scheduling.  Current Cooper students will receive notification in advance of any changes to the walk-in hour schedule.  If you are not a current student and plan to stop by during walk-in hours, please contact ISA to confirm availability in advance.


Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions that you might have! | Call or Text: (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.