Top Architecture Schools Rankings According to Student Reviews

Top Architecture School Rankings

1 University of Utah 8.77
2 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8.70
3 University of California-Los Angeles 8.67
4 Parsons The New School for Design 8.60
5 Yale University 8.53
6 University of Washington Seattle 8.50
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.49
8 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 8.48
9 University of South Florida 8.45
10 Texas Tech University 8.40
11 Harvard University 8.31
12 Cornell University 8.27
13 University of California-Berkeley 8.22
14 North Carolina State University 8.10
15 University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) 8.05
16 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 8.02
17 Savannah College of Art and Design 7.98
18 University of Southern California (USC) 7.96
19 Clemson University 7.94
20 University of Pennsylvania 7.90
21 Washington University in St. Louis 7.87
22 University of Virginia 7.85
23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7.80
24 Rhode Island School of Design 7.73
25 Newschool of Architecture and Design 7.66

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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 April 15, 2014. 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.