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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.
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