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Please note: The Offices of Admissions, Records and Registrar, and Financial Aid, are currently located on the 6th floor of 30 Cooper Square. 

Regular business hours are 9 am through 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends. 


The School of Architecture hosts small group tours during the academic year. Click here to view a list of tour dates for the Fall 2014 semester. Pre-registration is required for these tours. Please contact The School of Architecture Office at (212) 353-4220 or to register and for further information.

The School of Architecture will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, November 16th. The event will include a welcome from Acting Dean Elizabeth O'Donnell, facilities tours, a student panel, and an opportunity to meet faculty and current students. Attendees may bring a sample of recent work with them to show to staff, though this is not required. Please note that registration is required for this event. Please register here.


The Cooper Union actively participates in events sponsored by The National Portfolio Day Association across the US and Canada. You can view a list of the events Cooper Union representatives will attend for 2014-2015 here

The School of Art also hosts on-campus portfolio reviews in the fall. These open houses are the best time to visit the School of Art. This year's dates will be November 7th, 14th, and 21st, and December 5th.* Registration and more information about portfolio review can be found at this link.

* Sabbath observers may request an alternate review time.. 

The School of Art will be offering tours of the facilities on Monday afternoons through December 15th, 2014. Tours are strictly capped at 10 people. Portfolio reviews are not included in these tours. Registration required

We welcome you to visit our events and exhibitions as well, which are open to the public unless otherwise specified.


The School of Engineering hosts small tours for prospective engineering students and their families. Registration is required. For information and to register, please visit the engineering tour calendar. Spring semester tours will run Monday and Friday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Online registration is now open for these spring tours, which will begin in January.  

Teachers and counselors who would like to arrange a small group tour for students seriously interested in engineering may email Abby Davis at

If you have any questions about the application process or to register for the tours, please e-mail

  • 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.