Best Fine Arts Schools and Art Colleges

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Best Fine Arts Schools and Colleges

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*based on 2012-2013 data

Best Fine Arts Schools and College Rankings

Rank Name
1 Yale University – New Haven, CT
2 Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
3 School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL
4 University of California – Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
5 Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
6 California Institute of the Arts – Valencia, CA
7 Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh , PA
8 Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield Hills, MI
9 Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
10 Columbia University – New York, NY
11 Alfred University – New York State College of Ceramics – Alfred, NY
12 California College of the Arts – San Francisco, CA
13 Bard College – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
14 CUNY – Hunter College – New York, NY
15 Temple University – Elkins Park, PA
16 University of California – San Diego – La Jolla, CA
17 Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
18 Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA
19 Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
20 School of Visual Arts – New York, NY
21 University of Wisconsin – Madison – Madison, WI
22 Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ
23 Massachusetts College of Art – Boston, MA
24 University of Georgia – Athens, GA
25 University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA
26 University of Texas – Austin – Austin, TX
27 Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, CA
28 Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
29 Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY
30 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick – New Brunswick, NJ
31 San Francisco Art Institute – San Francisco, CA
32 University of California – Davis – Davis, CA
33 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL
34 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
35 University of Washington – Seattle, WA
36 Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
37 Indiana University – Bloomington (Hope) – Bloomington, IN
38 Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Minneapolis, MN
39 New School – Parsons School of Design – New York, NY
40 Stanford University – Stanford, CA
41 Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts – Boston – Boston, MA
42 University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
43 University of California – Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
44 University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
45 Herron School of Art & Design – Indianapolis, IN
46 New York University – New York, NY
47 Purchase College – SUNY – Purchase, NY
48 Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY
49 University of Illinois – Chicago – Chicago, IL
50 University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN
51 University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
52 University of Tennessee – Knoxville – Knoxville, TN
53 Columbia College – Chicago, IL
54 Ohio University – Athens, OH
55 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
56 University of California – Irvine – Irvine, CA
57 University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
58 University of Colorado – Boulder – Boulder, CO
59 University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM
60 University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
* College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices. Source: US News & World Report http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-fine-arts-schools/fine-arts-rankings