Cooper in Top Ten of Money Mag's 2016 "Best Colleges"

July 11, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Cooper Union was named to Money magazine’s Best Colleges for delivering value and preparing students for graduation. To make the cut, colleges are ranked on quality of education, affordability and alumni success (which includes both expected early- and mid-career income). Since the list first began in 2014, Cooper has been included in the top ten. 

Cooper also ranked fourth for Money’s list of best private colleges.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.