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The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 in New York City. It is a top-ranked college committed to making education fair and accessible to all, granting every admitted undergraduate student a half-tuition scholarship as well as need-based aid.
Comprised of 3 schools specializing in architecture, art, and engineering, Cooper offers small, intimate classes organized around a culture of collaboration. The School of Architecture offers a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and Master of Science degree. The School of Art offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The School of Engineering offers Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering.
Throughout its history, Cooper has been a place where thinkers, builders, artists, activists, and dreamers have thrived and contributed to NYC and the world in large and small ways—being of this world and for this world.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
Studio Arts71 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering33 Graduates
Electrical Engineering31 Graduates
Chemical Engineering25 Graduates
Civil Engineering20 Graduates
Architecture, Art, and Engineering
The School of Architecture offers a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Science in Architecture degree. The School of Art offers a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The School of Engineering offers Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering.
- Brilliant, talented, and humble20%
- Nerd, love math, motivated, but there are cool ppl20%
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.8 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.13 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Reviews
The college is primarily a teaching college where professors both teach the courses and grade the course work. There are only a handful of large (100+ student) lecture style courses where there are teacher's assistants who grade assignments. Other courses contain a maximum of 35 students. The professors are very approachable and helpful and typically know the names of each student.
The first year of engineering is usually when students who have a weak math or science backgrounds struggle the most and potentially drop out. Engineering students who complete their education are typically able to get a starting job salary of 80k or more. Some of my friends who landed jobs in Finance or Tech started with compensation upward of 200k in their first year.