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The Cooper Union - 2016

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General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Candidates should file their applications before January 9 of the year for which admission is sought and their official high school transcripts before January 9. High school records must show the following: English (4 units), History and Social Studies (4 units), Mathematics (4 units), Physics (1 unit), Chemistry (1 unit), Electives (4.5-6.5 units). Students in high school will be expected to supply transcripts covering subjects taken during the first three years of high school. High school graduates must supply the full four-year record. High school transcripts should be sent during the fall and winter months, but no later than January 9 if supporting a freshman application. Each candidate should make certain that the high school subjects required for admission are completed prior to graduation since The Cooper Union will not be able to verify his/her senior program until final transcripts arrive in June or July. This is too late to make up a missing required subject or to make plans for admission to another college.


All engineering candidates must send to The Cooper Union (CEEB College Code No. 2097) results of the (SAT1 or ACT) and of the College Assessment Tests (SAT subject tests) in physics or chemistry and in either Level I or Level II Mathematics. Admission to programs is highly selectve and requires high scores. See for more information.