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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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Your Chances at COOPER/CUFASA
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Your Chances at COOPER/CUFASA
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Men
Women
# Applicants
1,688
1,505
# Admitted
154
93
% Admitted
9.1%
6.2%
% Overall
7.7%

Students who got into COOPER/CUFASA:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (4), Grades (1), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (1)
Work hardNov 05 2012Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Work hard. Apply many times as you can. This school is so selective and now adays with the bad economy there is nothing a student wants more than to go to an elite school with a 4 year full scholarship and be in NYC. Best to burn off the undergraduate for free that will help you get into strong graduate programs later.
Male
Cooper Union's application process is probably the most thoroughSep 21 2012Art & Design Department
Cooper Union's application process is probably the most thorough out of any school you will ever apply to. Lot's of little brats that just want to be in New York City under a 100% scholarship apply on a whim, but Cooper is very careful of only accepting the "complete package" student, capable and willing to be suitable for its elite caliber. That is why under 5% get accepted. The process of elimination is grueling. Applicants receive a hometest consisting of 6 systematical questions that are organized to dissect a potential incoming beginning talents. No on really knows the specifics of the how students are chosen since it is a rather secretive process, but the hometest are locked in a room somewhere at cooper... the accepted students don't even receive their hometest till 2 years into their studies. The hometest is a very important term used at your first year at cooper. It is a marker of what got you here. About second year the term fades away since you learn to create way better work then what you originally got accepted for. It is the most impressive application process I have ever heard from a college, you won't find any "common app" here.
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One word: HOMETESTMar 22 2011Architecture
One word: HOMETEST. In the art and architecture school, you are sent a multi-part project test after your initial application is mailed in to the school. You have 3-4 weeks to complete it and it is solely the most important part of your application. There aren't clear right and wrong answers, it's about creativity, thinking outside the box, and expressing yourself. No one, I repeat NO ONE, applies to Cooper "knowing" they will be accepted. It's not anyone's safe school and it's everyone's dream school (well at least the ones who have heard of it).
SAT: 2020 Female
To get in, you just have have pretty much a 4Apr 03 2010Electrical Engineering
To get in, you just have have pretty much a 4.0 in high school and take the hardest classes you can. Science and computer classes are what they care about, don't waste your time with anything that might be fun.
SAT: 2150 Male
If you are applying to the Art schoolDec 04 2009Art & Design Department
If you are applying to the Art school... Spend a lot of time on your "home exam" be yourself. Tell them you are insane about your passion and let them know that you worship the school. Be prepared for any question. Don't worry about impressing with your attire or grooming. If anything Cooper fancies originality.
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