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Please note: The Office of Admissions will be located on the 6th floor of 30 Cooper Square for the duration of the Spring 2014 semester. 


The School of Architecture hosts small group tours during the school year, from September through April. A limited number of tours of The School of Architecture will be offered during Summer 2014. Dates and times to be determined. Pre-registration is required for these tours. Please contact The School of Architecture Office at (212) 353-4220 or for further information.


The Cooper Union actively participates in events sponsored by The National Portfolio Day AssociationThe School of Art also hosts Portfolio Review days in the fall. 

Due to classes ending, final projects coming due, and graduation, we will not be offering tours of the School of Art for the remainder of April or in May. Regular School of Art tours will begin in mid-late June. Sign up will be available online once the schedule has been established.

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 on attending these tours, please visit the engineering tour calendar. Spring tours will end at the beginning of May; summer tours will begin in mid-June. 

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.