Applying to Cooper Union

Application Information and Instructions

Please Note: The Fall 2019 undergraduate application is now closed. The Fall 2020 undergraduate application will be available in August 2019.   

First Year



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 2019 Applications

Regular Decision for Fall 2019 Applications - now extended to Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. 

  • School of Architecture: January 30, 2019
  • School of Art: January 30, 2019
  • School of Engineering: January 30, 2019 

Hometest & Studio Test Dates: Please click here for the dates that the Hometest will be sent to Art applicants. Please click here for the dates that the Studio Test will be sent to Architecture applicants.

Graduate Deadlines

Please Note: The Fall 2019 Master of Architecture II and Master of Engineering applications are now closed.

Fall 2019 Masters Applications

  • Master of Architecture II: January 30, 2019 - deadline extended. 
  • Master of Engineering: March 29, 2019
  • 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.