Cooper Union

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Private college in New York City

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About Cooper Union

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Karen Bausman ranks among our Top Influential Engineers Today.

According to Wikipedia, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a private college at Cooper Square in New York City. Peter Cooper founded the institution in 1859 after learning about the government-supported École Polytechnique in France. The school was built on a radical new model of American higher education based on Cooper's 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." Cooper is considered to be one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, with all three of its member schools consistently ranked among the highest in the country.

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Cooper Union Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Cooper Union Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$5,064
30K - 48K$6,146
48K - 75K$8,576
75K - 110K$13,198

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Cooper Union Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Cooper Union, then you can expect to earn an average of $68,600 per year.

Cooper Union's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

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Where is Cooper Union?

Cooper Union is located at 7 East 7th Street, New York NY 10003-7120

What Is Cooper Union Known For?

Cooper Union is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are Cooper Union's Most Influential Alumni?

Cooper Union's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Communications, and Business. Here are some of Cooper Union's most famous alumni:

Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind
A Polish-American architect.
Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban
A Japanese architect.
Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser
An American graphic designer .
Russell Alan Hulse
Russell Alan Hulse
An American astronomer.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
An American artist.
Alex Katz
An American painter and sculptor.
Adolph Gottlieb
Adolph Gottlieb
An American artist .
Lee Krasner
Lee Krasner
An American abstract expressionist painter .
Victor Papanek
Victor Papanek
An American designer and educator .
George Segal
George Segal
An American Pop Art painter and sculptor .
Henry Scheffé
Henry Scheffé
An American statistician.
Diana Agrest
An American architect and urban designer.

Who Are Cooper Union's Most Influential Faculty?

Cooper Union's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Engineering, Communications, and Business. Here are some of Cooper Union's most famous alumni:

Julia Hasting
A German book designer/creative director.
Iman Issa
Iman Issa
An Egyptian multi-disciplinary artist.
Lucy Raven
An American visual artist, and Assistant Professor of Art, Cooper Union School of Art.

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