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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 |
| I'm a second year mechanical engineering student looking at a long road ahead of me. Truthfully, what I have to look forward to is misery. There will be long nights filled of work, work, and more work. And I'm not sure if it's going to be worth it yet.|
see, the problem is that I don't want to become an engineer. I'd much rather be a music ed major, but I'm at cooper because it is free.
If you want to become an engineer, then cooper is for you. The classes are tough, like nothing you would encounter at any other university, trust me. But it is worth it because you will come out of computer the best engineer that you could possibly be. Plus, you will be able to handle the work. All it takes is some good time management and the work will get done, trust me again. it may take some planning, but you can get through without any true all nighters and an alright GPA. I can't promise for later years, but you can get through freshman.
You can have a social life, but again it comes down to time management. If you can get through your work without procrastinating, then you'll be able to see your friends. There is much work, and there will be times when you have to sacrifice going to a party to get your lab done, but there is a price on everything.
I will admit that some people at cooper are socially awkward, but you can make the best of it. There are other schools around, such as NYU, that you can find friends, though from experience I can tell you that you'll find close friends at cooper too.
But I cannot stress this enough: manage your time well. Procrastination is not your friend.In all cooper is a great school, but know that you want to go there. I will finish my days here in misery only because I don't want to be an engineer. Otherwise, I can handle the work, stress, and somewhat lack of sunlight.
|Oct 28 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| 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 |