At Cornell AAP, we teach and practice architecture, the fine arts, city and regional planning, real estate, and design technology to build a more sustainable, just, and resilient world.
AAP's Office of Admissions helps prospective first-year students, transfer applicants, and their families explore programs in architecture, art, and planning. We provide information about the college, the undergraduate application process, admissions requirements, and deadlines.
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More than ever, students are able to graduate from Cornell with little to no debt, and about half of all undergraduate students receive substantial financial aid in the form of Cornell grants.
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A glimpse into the campus experience
Visitor Relations is the front door to Cornell's Ithaca campus, providing tours to prospective students and families.
Scarsdale, New York
"Cornell AAP has allowed me the opportunity to major in fine arts with a minor in architecture as well as get involved with so much on and off campus. "
"After visiting Cornell and sitting in on one of the CRP classes, I was treated like a part of a family. I was really grateful when students engaged with me even though I was a visitor. "
"I hope to research a number of topics outside of my discipline in order to learn how deeply architecture can impact the rest of the world. "
"I was looking for a Ph.D. program in the history of architecture, but I also wanted a focus on modern and contemporary history that was open enough to let me freely move around the disciplines, taking classes in science, philosophy, and sociology — Cornell was the perfect place! "
"The world is evolving at a fast pace, and I appreciate Cornell’s recognition of architecture as a global practice. "
"One reason I chose Cornell AAP was its multidisciplinary and flexible outlook. "
Brockport, New York
"As a fine arts major, most of my classes are studios of about a dozen students. With that sort of closeness, you really get to know other students and their artistic practices and the professors who teach these classes. "
"The special topics in design, which focused on graphic communications, has been both extremely useful and fun! "
Larchmont, New York
"When I visited, I was impressed by how many students (current and prospective) seemed to match enthusiasm for place with a deep commitment to social justice. "
Simi Valley, California
"If it hadn't been for Cornell and AAP, I may have settled for a less specific program that would have forced me to study things outside of my field of choice. With URS at AAP, I didn't have to settle. "