Contact & Location

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is situated on the edge of Manhattan's East Village, easy walking distance of Washington Square Park and the bookstores, galleries and film houses of Greenwich Village.

Campus Locations

The Foundation Building (A)
7 East 7th Street
between Third & Fourth Avenues
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41 Cooper Square (B)
Third Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets
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Administrative Offices (C)
30 Cooper Square
Fourth Avenue between 5th & 6th Streets
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Residence Hall (D)
29 Third Avenue
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Stuyvesant Fish House (E)
21 Stuyvesant Street
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Building Hours

See the academic calendar for days when buildings are closed.

See the building hours for specific hours each building is open.

While classes are in session, the regular hours of operation for the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square are:

Monday - Thursday
Friday and Saturday
7:30am - 2am
7:30am - 12am
12pm - 2am

Check with individual offices, shops, and labs for their respective open hours.

Department and School Contact Information

For addresses and phone numbers of individuals, see the faculty / staff directory.

Letters and packages should be addressed as follows:

[NAME OF RECIPIENT (if applicable)]
[BUILDING (see table below)]
New York, NY

Department & General Email Phone # Building
Admissions 212.353.4120 30 Cooper Sq
Alumni Affairs 212.353.4164 30 Cooper Sq
School of Architecture 212.353.4220 7 E 7th St.
School of Art 212.353.4200 7 E 7th St.
Center for Career Development 212.353.4377 29 Third Avenue
Communications 212.353.4266 41 Cooper Sq.
Development 212.353.4177 30 Cooper Sq
School of Engineering 212.353.4285 41 Cooper Sq.
Financial Aid 212.353.4113 30 Cooper Sq
Library Reference: 212.353.4186
Circulation: 212.353.4188
7 E 7th St.
Student Affairs 212.353.4130 29 Third Avenue
Web Site Comments and Suggestions 212.353.4169 41 Cooper Sq.
  • 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.