Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


This school runs on an almost completely paper-based system for keeping track of classes, grades, transfer credits, etc. Because of this, registering for classes means running around to all the potential professors to get the required signatures (for every class) before you even know if the class is available for registration or full. With incorrect mark on a piece of paper, a student could accidentally be signed up for a class without even knowing it! It happened to me.


Too much workload


It's very very small, so sometimes it gets frustrating when you can't get away from a person that you don't really like/want to see, and often you are forced to befriend people you don't really like just because there's no one else around to be friends with. Also, people are very divided by major, so it can be difficult to have inter-major groups of friends (I never see any Electrical Engineers).


The worst thing about Cooper is that too often a bad teacher has tenure and becomes the pain prof no one can get rid of.