U.S. News & World Report - 2021 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

POSTED ON: September 16, 2020

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On Monday, the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings were released. The Albert Nerken School of Engineering ABET-accredited engineering majors were ranked in the top ten (for schools where doctorate is not offered). The school continues to be #10 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs:
    #1 in Chemical
    #7 in Civil
    #7 in Computer
    #8 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications 
    #7 in Mechanical
In addition, The Cooper Union ranked:
    #2 in Regional Colleges North
    #4 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
    #1 in Best Value Schools
    #37 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    #10 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

The listing can be found here:

  • 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.