Welcome to The Cooper Union!

We are thrilled that you have chosen to attend Cooper, and we welcome you to the Cooper community. This web page is for incoming undergraduate, First Year and Transfer, students for Fall 2018.

You will find a timeline below which details specific forms, applications, etc. that must be submitted by their respective deadlines to ensure your registration. Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in fines. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions or concerns at 212-353-4120 or admissions@cooper.edu. Be sure to check this web page often for updates and additional information.

Page Content Quick Links

New Student Forms
First Year Housing
Orientation and Classes
Tuition Payments/Billing
Contact Us

New Student Forms

Early Decision

Regular Decision


Attend Admitted Students Day
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Please join us at Admitted Students on Sunday, April 15, 2018. For additional information about ASD and to register for the event, please click here.

Submit your Deposit

Submit online or mail all of the below to Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003:

  1. Regular Decision Acceptance/Decline Form
  2. Nonrefundable deposit for $1,075. Deposit Payment Options:
  3. Citizenship Status Verification Form

Student Health Insurance
JUNE 2018

The Cooper Union requires that all students show proof of and maintain healthcare coverage. International students are required to purchase The Cooper Union Student Health Insurance. You will receive details about this in June. We estimate the health insurance cost at $1,800. Note that all students must be covered by health insurance before attending class in the fall.

Student Health Forms 

Student Health Forms are required by law and must be returned to The Cooper Union on time. For questions regarding the health forms, please contact Eric Conley at econley@cooper.edu or 212-353-4116.

Students requesting accommodations, academic or otherwise, due to a documented disability, should contact the Dean of Students, Christopher Chamberlin, at chamber@cooper.edu as soon as possible to begin planning for your needs on campus.

Submit Proof of Graduation

Send your final OFFICIAL transcript from high school or any college. Final transcripts may be submitted via the Common App or mailed directly to Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Please Note: All official transcripts must be translated into English with the date of graduation clearly indicated. An official transcript includes a signature from a school official and a school stamp/seal.

Pay Your Tuition Bill

More information coming soon. For questions regarding your tuition bill, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at bursar@cooper.edu.

Orientation and Moving to New York City

Save the date! Move-In Day and New Student Orientation are tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 29th, 2018. A schedule has not yet been released, but New Student Orientation will begin no earlier than Wednesday, August 29th 2018. Exact dates will be finalized in early 2018 and will be published as soon as possible. Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

If you are interested in living in the Cooper Union Residence Hall, please read through the Residence Hall FAQ.

The on-campus housing application will become available on March 1st, 2018.  You will receive an email containing the link to the 2018-2019 on-campus housing application on the date it becomes available. The deadline to apply for housing is Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. Students are welcome to apply for housing after May 1st, but all applications received after May 1st will immediately be placed on the housing wait list. Please contact Ryan Gambino, Residence Hall Director, at rgambino@cooper.edu with any housing-related questions.

Attend your First Day of Class

Fall semester courses begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Click here for the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.

Stay in Touch

Additional Resources and Contact Information

Office of Admissions - 212-353-4120 or admissions@cooper.edu
Office of Financial Aid - 212-353-4113 or financialaid@cooper.edu
Office of Student Affairs - 212-353-4116
Housing & Residential Education - 212-353-4099 or rgambino@cooper.edu
Center for Career Development - 212-353-4377
Registrar - 212-353-4125

For questions regarding tuition payments or Student Health Insurance, or to waive your Student Health Insurance, please contact the Student Account Managers at bursar@cooper.edu, 212-353-4154 or 212-353-4396.

For questions regarding health forms please contact Eric Conley at econley@cooper.edu or 212-353-4116.

Please review the following:

Cooper Union Safety, Security and Fire Safety Report
Code of Conduct

  • 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.