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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 three schools specializing in architecture, art, and engineering, Cooper offers small, intimate classes organized around a culture of collaboration.
Degrees Offered: the School of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architecture; the School of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts; the School of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Engineering in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical engineering, a Bachelor of Science in general engineering, and a Master of 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
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Most Popular Majors
- Studio Arts61 Graduates
- Electrical Engineering37 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering28 Graduates
- Civil Engineering27 Graduates
- Chemical Engineering21 Graduates
- Architecture15 Graduates
- Engineering6 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 humble17%
- Nerd, love math, motivated, but there are cool ppl17%
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.