Cooper Union
#312 Overall Influence#62 Desirability Rank

Cooper Union

College in New York City

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, commonly known as Cooper Union or The Cooper Union and informally referred to, especially during the 19th century, as ‘the Cooper Institute,’ is a private college at Cooper Square on the border of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Inspired in 1830 when Peter Cooper learned about the government-supported École Polytechnique in France, Cooper Union was established in 1859. The school was built on a radical new model of American higher education based on founder Peter Cooper’s fundamental belief that an education “equal to the best technology schools established” should be accessible to those who qualify, independent of their race, religion, sex, wealth or social status, and should be “open and free to all.”

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

2,447

Acceptance

16%

Graduation Rate

90%

Median SAT Score

1396

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$44,550

Fees (in-state)

$2,150

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$8,252
30K-48K$9,215
48K-75K$9,419
75K-110K$18,403
110K+$33,544

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$68,600

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

1K

Under-Grads

1K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

7 East 7th Street, New York NY 10003-7120

What is Cooper Union known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#127 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Engineering

Other areas of influence

#121 World Rank #93 USA Rank
Business
#157 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Communications
#174 World Rank #97 USA Rank
History
#185 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Education
#216 World Rank #162 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#305 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Physics
#365 World Rank #145 USA Rank
Literature
#401 World Rank #233 USA Rank
Social Work
#428 World Rank #180 USA Rank
Computer Science
#442 World Rank #145 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#451 World Rank #152 USA Rank
Mathematics
#487 World Rank #286 USA Rank
Nursing
#497 World Rank #244 USA Rank
Law
#498 World Rank #190 USA Rank
Philosophy
#502 World Rank #183 USA Rank
Chemistry
#562 World Rank #294 USA Rank
Psychology
#565 World Rank #243 USA Rank
Biology
#591 World Rank #218 USA Rank
Economics
#676 World Rank #283 USA Rank
Anthropology
#919 World Rank #362 USA Rank
Sociology
#922 World Rank #389 USA Rank
Medical
#1538 World Rank #718 USA Rank
Political Science

Influential People

Who are Cooper Union's Most influential alumni?

Cooper Union's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, Engineering, and Communications. Cooper Union’s most academically influential people include Thomas Alva Edison, Daniel Libeskind, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison

American inventor and businessman

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Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind

Polish-American architect

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Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Augustus Saint-Gaudens

American artist

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Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser

American graphic designer

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Eva Hesse
Eva Hesse

German-born American sculptor and textile artist

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Alex Katz

American figurative artist

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Emile Berliner
Emile Berliner

German-born American inventor of the phonograph

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Bob Kane
Bob Kane

American comic book artist, the creator of Batman

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Adolph Gottlieb
Adolph Gottlieb

American artist

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Wayne Barlowe

American artist

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Lee Krasner
Lee Krasner

American abstract expressionist painter

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Russell Alan Hulse
Russell Alan Hulse

American astronomer

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