Cooper Union Ranking Profile

Established in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (commonly referred to as Cooper Union) is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning.

It is comprised of the following academic divisions: the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, the School of Art, the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Undergraduate programs are offered in architecture, fine arts and engineering. Graduate degree programs are offered in architecture and engineering.

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering offers bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering and the bachelor of science degree. It is perennially ranked among the nation's top three undergraduate engineering schools.

The Cooper Union is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; all of the degree programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. The bachelor of fine arts degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the four programs (chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering) leading to the degree bachelor of engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The bachelor of architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

The Cooper Union Library is a member of a consortium of academic libraries that includes New York University’s Bobst Library and the libraries of the New School.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked No. 1 among the Baccalaureate Colleges (North) by US News & World Report's Best Colleges 2010.

- 3rd in the US News Ranking of Top Undergraduate Engineering Programs whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's (2010).

- 36th in the rankings of American colleges 2006 - 2008 by Top Tier Educational Services.

- The Newsweek/Kaplan college guide named Cooper Union as the hottest college in the nation for Free Tuition.