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

Campus Information

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

The following e-mail addresses and telephone numbers will allow you to reach directly various departments and schools at the Cooper Union. Due to privacy and security issues, the Cooper Union Web site does not have a directory for individual faculty, staff or student body members.

Admissions (212) 353-4120
Alumni Affairs (212) 353-4164
Architecture, School of (212) 353-4220
Art, School of (212) 353-4200
Center for Career Development (212) 353-4377
Communications (212) 353-4266
Development (212) 353-4128
Engineering, School of (212) 353-4285
Financial Aid (212) 353-4113
Library (212) 353-4186
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Student Affairs (212) 353-4130
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  • 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.