is all it is cracked up to be, as long
as the people you interview with know the school.
If they don't know the school then you might as
well tell them you went to a SUNY school or
other state school since it won't make a difference since
they are not aware of Cooper's quality. However, if
they DO know Cooper, you will be in like flint.
Having it on my resume has helped me quite
a bit in my career path.
One of the first
things they tell you when you get in Cooper is
that is very hard to get into the school, but
it is even harder to stay in. There is
such a high dropout/transfer rate in the first year it
is surreal. If you do succeed in graduating, your
GPA won't be great but I will tell you this,
you will definitely have the skills to succeed in the
real world. I was a Chem Engineering major and
I can tell you that Cooper really taught me how
to write a quality lab report as evidenced by my
performance in my graduate studies.
You will see a Campus
rating on the page here. They might as well
just remove that line completely - there is no campus.
There are a total of five buildings, including the
freshman dorms, which are contained in 2 Manhattan blocks (3rd
ave and 6th thru 3rd ave and St. Marks).
If you are looking for campus life, greek life and
all that college fun stuff, don't goto Cooper. There
is no grass, two fraternities, one sorority, no “organized” NCAA
Besides the fact that Cooper doesn't
have the funds or the student body necessary to support
a field of extracurriculars, there is just too much school
work to even consider participation - unless of course you
don't mind having your grades suffer more than they already
One major positive of the lack of a campus
and the school being so small is that the transition
from High School to Cooper is rather easy. I
was at a High School where the average class size
was 20-25, my entire class was 150 students, everyone was
familiar with one another, and all my classes were in
one building. Cooper was the exact same way .