Cooper Union
#262 Overall Influence#62 Desirability Rank

Cooper Union

College in New York City

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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, commonly known as Cooper Union and informally referred to, especially during the 19th century, as the Cooper Institute, is a private college at Cooper Square in 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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7 East 7th Street, New York NY 10003-7120

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Who are Cooper Union's Most influential alumni?

Cooper Union's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of . Cooper Union’s most academically influential people include Aviva Rahmani, Louis Waldman, and Jack Whitten.

Aviva Rahmani

American artist

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Louis Waldman

American politician

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Jack Whitten

American artist

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Peggy Deamer

American architect

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Ann Jonas
Ann Jonas

American children's writer and illustrator

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Clara Fasano


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Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

American painter

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Conrad Marca-Relli
Conrad Marca-Relli

American artist

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John Alcorn

Artist, designer, illustrator

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Will Cotton

American artist

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Javaka Steptoe
Javaka Steptoe

American illustrator

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William King

Contemporary American sculptor

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