Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
No longer able to afford its tuition-free deal for all students but still generous to those with demonstrated need, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art continues to offer outstanding candidates a superb education in art, architecture and engineering. The setting is urban as only the East Village of New York can be, with the Bowery feeding into Cooper Square and McSorley's Old Ale House of "We were here before you were born" (i.e. 1854) fame just down the block. Abraham Lincoln gave the speech that made him famous in the East here. Cooper Union is that profound a place.