Cooper Union Featured in Multiple 2017/18 "Best" Lists

August 01, 2017

The Cooper Union continues to be ranked in the top ten of several independent "best" lists produced by various college guides. This week the Princeton Review ranked The Cooper Union as being in the top ten schools nationwide that offer "Great Financial Aid." Cooper also appears on the unranked "Best Northeastern" college list. News outlets like CNBC have covered the rankings.

Earlier in July U.S. News and World Report ranked The Cooper Union #1 in a list of 10 Colleges That Give Merit Aid to the Most Students. It was found to have the highest percentage of students who were awarded merit scholarships without demonstrating financial need.

In the same month, the Fiske Guide to Colleges put The Cooper Union on its list of the top "Best Buy" private colleges internationally. "Best Buy" schools are "noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost."

  • 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.