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| All three schools at Cooper Union are very special programs. It is broken down into the school of: Art, Engineering and Architecture. Probably the last remaining institute that practices a significant connection between the arts and the sciences. The different students divided in each of these school may show the distinction between the three types of minds, but our similarities are the most amazing parts. You won't really find a dumb artist, a boring engineer or an arrogant architect. Everyone here acts as intellectual professions trying to gain the skills towards their majors and hopefully dabble in classes offered at the other schools to broaden their skill set. Cooper Union is a small school consisting of two major building set in the heart of the lower east side Manhattan. Since it is so small it forces you to use the city as a academic device. We constantly have professional speakers with backgrounds from the three schools to come in and speak at our auditoriums, we gain the amazing culture of one of the hottest areas of NYC (fortunately far away from tourist areas), you are 15 minutes away from some of the largest museums in the world and we get access to use NYU's library one of the largest academic libraries in the country. This system forces you to use the real world from the beginning of your first year here. If you need something for your research, trust me it's in the city somewhere, so go get it.|
I have obviously been satisfied with my experience at Cooper because I am baffled at how it has changed me as a student, especially since I applied as a transfer. I have experience the system of other institutions and have something to compare. And fuck, I already felt set for the real world after my first year... I will always be thankful for being rewarded with such an education. Hopefully a review like this will reach to a student who may have doubt on applying to such a rigorous school like this because the school could be missing out on your intellect if you don't try.
another side note...Peter Cooper (the founder of our school) was an amazing person and exceptional inventor who really understood the big picture of what the world needed. His ideologies where wise and his early investments even wiser. This is why every student accepted at Cooper Union receives a full scholarship for their inspiring abilities and in respect I believe we all ingrate the way of Peter Cooper in every student as they leave his institute. *hopefully The Board of Trustee's (the only negative part of cooper) don't end up ruining the full-tuition promise from The Cooper Union. That act would bring the last remaining full-scholarship institution in America to extinction :(
|Sep 21 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| Although some professors are very respectful and professional, there are also many who behave as if students at the school deserve to take the numerous personal insults and abuses leveled at them without complaint, because the students are getting a free ride. I have since attended 2 different universities for 2 graduate degrees, and have never since witnessed the kinds of verbal and psychological abuses I've witnessed at this school. |
Many people here say that the professors are very smart and know what they're doing, but that, as it turns out, applies to most professors at most accredited schools. There are even professors at other universities who have Nobel Prizes, not one of which can be found at this institution. I think a large state school like Virginia Tech or University of Michigan, with a respectable engineering program, beats Cooper Union in terms of value. If you put the same amount of effort you otherwise would, had you attended Cooper, into your studies, you would get a much better GPA, make more friends, and, at the end, learn just as much, land the same job and attend the same grad school as Cooper graduates. I am the only Cooper graduate I know working at my current company. My classmates at grad school don't know what Cooper Union is. If you could take two different paths and end up at the same juncture later on in life, why would you run the gauntlet? Remember that you are valued in society by what you know, not by where you learned it. There is nothing you can learn at Cooper that you can't learn at other respectable, but less selective schools. However, there are skills you can acquire at larger schools with a larger student body that you can't learn at Cooper. These are soft skills you will later need to grow as a person, and to succeed in life.
|Jun 10 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |