Office of Alumni Affairs & Development

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The Cooper Union's alumni are as diverse as New York City! With a strong base of nearly 13,000 all around the globe, Cooper alumni continue to support their professions, their communities, and their alma mater. Whether at a gallery in Berlin, a temporary housing container in Japan, or an electrical substation in Queens, Cooper alumni carry on Peter Cooper's vision with dignity and pride.

If you have any questions or concerns, the Office of Alumni Affairs & Development would love to hear from you. Contact us by sending an email to or calling (212) 353-4164.

The Cooper Union Office of Alumni Affairs & Development
30 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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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.