Cooper Union Athletics

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At the Cooper Union, we have Varsity Soccer, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Volleyball, and Cross Country teams for women and men. All of these sports were initiated by student interest. 

Early in the fall semester, tryouts are held for each of the teams. We encourage the participation of both students with past athletic experience and those who are willing to learn. We have a great process and philosophy of teaching that helps all of our athletes improve.

If you’re interested, don’t underestimate your abilities. Stop by the Student Affairs office to find out how you can get involved.

 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.