2016 Top Architecture Graduate Programs

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Aspiring architects can utilize this list of the 13 top ranked campus graduate programs in architecture based on student feedback. Students and graduates rated each school based on networking opportunities, quality of education, student diversity, and other factors. This list offers a diverse array of schools including affordable state schools as well as pricier Ivy League schools including Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. Tuition costs range from $18,000 to $40,000, and many schools offer a variety of degree specializations in architecture, area planning, and environmental design. 

One student from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor boasts "Education quality and faculty diversity are fantastic. Breadth of courses offered and study abroad opportunities are immense.” A student at Pratt Institute-Main had positive remarks, saying “It puts you in the best city in the world for architecture, art, and design, and gives you a network of other graduates and professionals to help you along the way.” Continue reading to gain additional information and feedback on each program. 

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Rank College Annual Tuition 2016 Student Rating
#1 #1 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Annual Tuition $39,798 2016 Student Rating 4.35
#2 #2 Florida International University Annual Tuition $22,861 2016 Student Rating 4.29
#3 #3 The New School Annual Tuition $28,496 2016 Student Rating 4.28
#4 #4 Pratt Institute-Main Annual Tuition $28,308 2016 Student Rating 4.08
#5 #5 University at Buffalo Annual Tuition $20,182 2016 Student Rating 4.04
#6 #6 Rhode Island School of Design Annual Tuition $42,932 2016 Student Rating 3.95
#7 #7 University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $31,744 2016 Student Rating 3.89
#8 #8 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $6,454 - $22,652 2016 Student Rating 3.88
#9 #9 University of Oregon Annual Tuition $23,839 2016 Student Rating 3.84
#10 #10 University of South Florida - Main Campus Annual Tuition $21,126 2016 Student Rating 3.84
#11 #11 University of Kansas Annual Tuition $20,316 2016 Student Rating 3.71
#12 #12 Yale University Annual Tuition $36,500 2016 Student Rating 3.61
#13 #13 Carnegie Mellon University Annual Tuition $39,516 2016 Student Rating 3.57

Methodology

Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.