Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a coeducational, private college for artists, engineers and architects situated in Manhattan, New York City. It was founded in 1859 by developer, industrialist, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States Peter Cooper.
It was the first non-public college in the United States to restrict discrimination. Abraham Lincoln provided his historic “right makes might” address in 1860 at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. After that the Great Hall has offered as a system for traditional addresses by some American Presidents; lately, Barack Obama. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced the 154th Commencement Address this year.
Even though a large number of people think Cooper Union has “free tuition,” this is false; Cooper Union costs undergraduates $40,250 and later gives them a full-tuition scholarship grant. In April the board voted to begin getting tuition, starting for many undergraduates for students who enter in 2014.