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The Foundation Building at Night
The Foundation Building at Night

While our campus is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available at In addition, stay in touch with us by joining our mailing list, following us on Instagram, chatting with a current Cooper student, attending a virtual information session, or meeting up with us at a college fair or portfolio day. Let's stay connected! 

Coming soon is our virtual tour which will be available for self guided and guided tours. Please be sure to join our mailing list so we can be in touch once our virtual tour is live and our registration for guided tours is open. 


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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.