Cooper Union

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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, 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."

Cooper Union Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
2,358 18% 79% 1417 32

How Much Does Cooper Union Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$46,820
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $8,481
30K - 48K $7,519
48K - 75K $12,314
75K - 110K $14,853
110K+ $29,592

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.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
1,030 962 68

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:

Cooper Union's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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. Here are some of Cooper Union's most famous alumni:

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
An American inventor and businessman .
Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind
A Polish-American architect.
Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser
An American graphic designer .
Emile Berliner
Emile Berliner
A German-born American inventor of the phonograph.
Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban
A Japanese architect.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
An American artist.
John Hejduk
John Hejduk
An Architect, artist, educator.
Victor Papanek
Victor Papanek
An American designer and educator .
Russell Alan Hulse
Russell Alan Hulse
An American astronomer.
Alex Katz
An American painter and sculptor.
Henry Scheffé
Henry Scheffé
An American statistician.
Lee Krasner
Lee Krasner
An American abstract expressionist painter .