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 students for Fall 2019 in order to make your transition to Cooper a great one!

Please note that the process to reserve your place in next year's class is different for undergraduate and graduate students. Below you can select the appropriate class level to learn more about which specific forms, applications, etc. must be submitted by their respective deadlines to ensure your registration. Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in fees. 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.

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.

New Undergraduate Students

If you are an incoming First Year or Transfer student in the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Engineering, or Bachelor of Science programs, please click here for a timeline which details required forms, etc. in order to reserve your place at Cooper Union.

New Graduate Students

If you are an incoming student in the Master of Engineering or Master of Architecture II programs, please click here for information about how to reserve your place in next year's class at Cooper Union.

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
International Student Advisement - 212-353-4192 or international@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.

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.

Please review the following:

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

International students should also review the additional steps they may need to take to enroll at Cooper.

  • 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.