Top Architecture Schools Rankings According to Student Reviews

Top Architecture Schools Rankings

1 University of California-Berkeley 8.867
2 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8.833
3 University of California-Los Angeles 8.667
4 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.567
5 Yale University 8.533
6 University of Washington Seattle 8.532
7 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 8.483
8 University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) 8.100
9 Harvard University 8.078
10 University of Pennsylvania 8.017
11 Florida International University 7.983
12 University of Southern California 7.958
13 Clemson University 7.955
14 University at Buffalo, State University of New York 7.817
15 Rhode Island School of Design 7.733
16 Newschool of Architecture and Design 7.711
17 Southern California Institute of Architecture 7.710
18 The Ohio State University 7.667
19 The City College of New York – CUNY 7.650
20 Columbia University, NY 7.544
21 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7.317
22 Washington University in St. Louis 7.311
23 Morgan State University 7.019
24 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 6.989
25 University of Kansas 6.967

In addition to rating their respective programs, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Lamar University online wrote: “My career as an international teacher takes me around the world, so being able to get my graduate degree while traveling is a complete blessing.”

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.