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Cooper Union (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art) is a small, private college in the East Village of Manhattan. It offers schools of architecture, art and engineering. Until 2013, all students receive full scholarships. Admission is highly selective. Its notable alumni include sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Nobel Prize laureates, a Supreme Court judge, artist Lee Krasner and Crockett Johnson (author of “Harold and the Purple Crayon”)

Summer Programs at Cooper Union

Summer STEM Program is an intensive, six-week commuter program to immerse rising juniors and seniors in engineering design and problem solving. Projects include robotics, digital fabrication, computer programming, app development, urban design and more. Financial aid is available.

Summer Writing Program is a three-week commuter program designed to prepare students for college-level writing. This is offered as an Online Course or on-campus meeting four hours per day, Mondays – Thursdays.

PreCollege Summer Art includes cel and stop animation, art fundamentals and more. Students meet professional artists, attend lectures, visit New York City museums and galleries. Students develop a portfolio, exhibit their works in a student show and through an anthology publication.


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Day* - Tuition and sometimes meals
Stay** - Tuition, housing, and generally meals
Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
PreCollege Summer Art
(Art,Photography,Creative Writing,
Animation,Graphic Design)
(Art,Photography,...)
New York, NY
07/05/17 to 08/01/17 $2,700 N/A
Summer STEM
(STEM)
(STEM)
New York, NY
07/10/17 to 08/17/17 $3,300 N/A
Summer Writing Online
(Writing,Academic Prep)
(Writing,Academic Prep)
New York, NY
07/10/17 to 07/27/17 $1,400 N/A
Summer Writing Program
(Writing,Academic Prep)
(Writing,Academic Prep)
New York, NY
07/10/17 to 07/27/17 $2,500 N/A