November 29th is Giving Tuesday!

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Cooper students are learning, innovating, and breaking new ground every day. Cooper students will go out into the world and make an #OUTSIZEDIMPACT.

Students at The Cooper Union learn to innovate every day!


Please continue your support of Cooper students by making a gift for #GivingTuesday, an international celebration of non-profits and the donors, like you, who support them.





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.

Friends of the Library

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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.