Thank you to our Cooper community!

Thank you

A sincere thank you to all of our alumni, supporters, and friends who helped us reach our #GivingTuesday goal! Thanks to our Cooper community, we raised $1.2 million for student scholarships, new facilities, and more! 

We couldn't be more grateful for the support of our community. Every gift brings us closer to returning to 100% fully-funded tuition for all Cooper Union students.

If you haven't made your gift yet, there's still time! 



Thank you for being part of the Cooper family. Let’s continue Cooper’s #OUTSIZEDIMPACT together!


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Membership Programs

The Cooper Union is pleased to offer the following Membership programs for donors to our special programs. Click on the link below to learn more.

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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.