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2017 Best Fine Arts Schools and College Rankings

RankInstitution NameLocation
#1 Yale University New Haven, CT
#2 University of California – Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
#2 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
#4 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
#4 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
#6 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
#6 Columbia University New York, NY
#6 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI
#9 Alfred University – New York State College of Ceramics Alfred, NY
#9 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
#9 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
#12 Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, MO
#13 Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
#13 University of California – San Diego La Jolla, CA
#15 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
#15 Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
#15 Stanford University Stanford, CA
#15 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
#15 University of Wisconsin – Madison Madison, WI
#20 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
#20 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
#20 CUNY – Hunter College New York, NY
#20 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
#20 School of Visual Arts New York, NY
#20 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
#20 University of Washington Seattle, WA
#27 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
#27 New School – Parsons School of Design New York, NY
#27 Purchase College – SUNY Purchase, NY
#27 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley, CA
#27 University of California – Davis Davis, CA
#27 University of Texas – Austin Austin, TX
#33 Indiana University – Bloomington (Hope) Bloomington, IN
#33 Ohio State University Columbus, OH
#33 Ohio University Athens, OH
#33 Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
#33 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
#33 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
#33 San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
#33 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
#33 University of California – Irvine Irvine, CA
#33 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
#33 University of Illinois – Chicago Chicago, IL
#33 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
#33 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
#33 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
#33 University of Tennessee – Knoxville Knoxville, TN
#48 College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI
#48 Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA
#48 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN

* College rankings from US News & World Report

Best Fine Arts Schools and Colleges By Specialty

  Graphic Design
  Industrial Design
  Interior Design
  Metals / Jewelry
  Visual Communications
  Painting / Drawing
  Photography
  Printmaking
  Sculpting

*based on 2012-2013 data


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