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Current Student Video Testimonials

Learn more about Cooper Union and the student experience through our student testimonials below. To view more videos, please visit our Cooper Union Admissions Vimeo Page.

Current Architecture student Stephanie discusses how her understanding of architecture changed upon beginning to study at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.

Current Art student Joseph discusses how the broad range of classes offered at the School of Art encouraged him to expand his artistic horizons.

Current Electrical Engineering student Jeremiah discusses the transition of going from a performing arts high school in Houston to the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

Current Cooper student Catherine discusses the Humanities and Social Sciences courses all Cooper Union students are required to take in order to receive a well-rounded education.

  • 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.