Cooper Union’s students are one of the institution’s richest resources. They come from the city, state, nation and the world. They come to develop their talents and abilities, and broaden their intellectual horizons.
Despite their diverse backgrounds, talents and interests they are unified into a singularity by one thing: the considerable and serious commitment to their work, whether the discipline be architecture, art or engineering.
With fewer than 1000 students, The Cooper Union is a small community of professionals-in-training within the larger community of New York City. The intellectual ferment of New York City provides the background for students’ rigorous studies in architecture, art or engineering, and students enjoy the abundance of cafés, galleries, theaters, movie houses, restaurants, shops and clubs within walking distance. The local stations of two major subway lines provide easy access to midtown Manhattan and the outer boroughs.