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| I had a social life...made very good friends...and thoroughly enjoyed the city.Besides I got a free and reputable education. I wouldn't have gone anywhere else.If you tried enough you will have an excellent social life...despite the amount of work....You just need to take the initiative and get involved. |
|Feb 11 2003|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2002 |
Cooper Union's architecture program was the most intense five years of my life.|
It gave me a well rounded design and architecture education.
Computer skills are important, but not as important as the one's sensory and thinking skills. These are skills which are systematically and deeply developed at Cooper Union.
....oh yeah....it's also free.
| Starting Job: Architectural Intern-E.Hardwick, Architect, 97-98, Preparedness: -, Reputation: - |
|Feb 01 2002|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| When I first showed up for orientation I probably knew less about The Cooper Union than 95% of the incoming class. I had never been to New York City prior to that day. I'm very fortunate that everything worked out - I could have been incredibly miserable during those four years. But somehow the city transformed that misery-inducing torture into something that would be the most influential experience in my life. I am finishing up at grad school in Carnegie Mellon University and am co-founding a new company. Cooper/NYC played a primary role in both of these achievements - Cooper beat me to a pulp and NYC made it fun. The combination breeds intensity. The most important prerequisite about going to Cooper, and not regretting it, is to have a strong sense about what you want to do. You don't have many choices there so switching majors is very difficult. And you should be prepared to work, work, work (some majors are heavier than others...). You won't even realize what you're learning. |
|Jun 18 2001|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |