Is this a good answer?

<p>What aspects about The Cooper Union attract you?</p>

<p>Since the tender age of five, engineer has been my answer to the “what do you want to be when you grow up” question. One may ask why that’s so, the answer is quite simple. Engineering is the archetypal symbol of human achievement. From New York City’s water system to the latest supercomputer, engineering has succeeded in combining the world's mathematical and scientific knowledge into an innumerable array of buildings, medical treatments, space programs, and millions of other technologies that better people’s lives. Why wait for new technologies, when you can create them? This aspiration – to become an engineer, coupled with the fact that Cooper is one of the only schools to offer Multidisciplinary Engineering, has been the driving force behind my desire to attend The Cooper Union.</p>

<p>While some colleges begin science and engineering class with the famous quotation of “look to the left of you and to the right of you -- two thirds of the students you see will not be here come the end of the semester.” Cooper Union imparts a completely different message. The spirit of camaraderie evident in The Cooper Union is truly special. In The Cooper Union, I envision the introduction to be more like “look to the left of you, look to the right of you. Its your responsibility to make sure these people remain with you and graduate with you”. In fact, both graduates of the school and a faculty member have rectified this statement.</p>

<p>In addition to fulfilling my dream of becoming an engineer and the comfort of friendly competition and acceptance, Cooper Union would afford me the opportunities of New York City: the jobs, the out of school education, and the proximity to home. It doesn’t get any better.</p>

<p>Oh, be honest! The free tuition attracts you! (smile!)</p>

<p>lol. More than anything, but I cant really say that now can I?</p>

<p>I like what you wrote, but remember that punctutation like periods go inside the quotes at the end of sentences. Also, "tender age" is a cliche, but you can leave it if you want. It would be cool to add a 5-year-old's view of engineering, though, in a single sentence. The examples you give right after mentioning the age of 5 are, of course, all adult ones. Something like how much you liked building a (blank) or whatever. One of my nieces - a bio girl - briefly mentioned raising reptiles in her bedroom when she was 8.... makes it more YOU. I like your 2nd paragraph a lot.</p>