The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, often referred to as Cooper Union, was founded by American industrialist Peter Cooper in 1859. The campus of the institute is located in Manhattan, New York.
Cooper Union offers bachelor's degrees in the fields of architecture, fine arts, science, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. Master of Architecture degrees are also available. Programs are offered through the following academic divisions:
Cooper Union's athletics department sponsors teams in cross country, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and soccer. Some of the eminent alumni of the school include inventor Thomas Edison, filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald, painter Donald Baechler, wildlife artist Guy Coheleach, and Bob Kane, the creator of Batman.
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