|cooper union for the advancement of science and art|
|university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences [syn: Cooper Union]|
cooper union for the advancement of science and art
tuition-free undergraduate college in New York, New York, U.S. It was endowed in 1859 by merchant and philanthropist Peter Cooper for the "advancement of science and art," and its financial resources were later increased by the Hewitt and Carnegie families. Green Camp, a 1,000-acre (400-hectare) tract in Ringwood, New Jersey, was acquired in 1941-44 for an adjunct educational and recreational facility. In 1955 the institution acquired property adjacent to its original site for a school of engineering (completed 1960).
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