• Fine Arts
    Ranked in 2008
    1 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI Score 4.6
    2 Yale University New Haven, CT Score 4.5
    3 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL Score 4.4
    4 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI Score 4.2
    4 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD Score 4.2
    4 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA Score 4.2
    7 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA Score 4.1
    7 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Score 4.1
    7 University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Score 4.1
    10 Alfred University--New York State College of Ceramics Alfred, NY Score 4.0
    11 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA Score 3.9
    11 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA Score 3.9
    11 Columbia University New York, NY Score 3.9
    14 Temple University Elkins Park, PA Score 3.8
    15 Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Score 3.7
    15 Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY Score 3.7
    15 School of Visual Arts New York, NY Score 3.7
    15 University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA Score 3.7
    15 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX Score 3.7
    15 Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, MO Score 3.7
    21 CUNY--Hunter College New York, NY Score 3.6
    21 New School--Parsons School of Design New York, NY Score 3.6
    21 Ohio State University Columbus, OH Score 3.6
    21 Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA Score 3.6
    21 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY Score 3.6
    21 University of California--Davis Davis, CA Score 3.6
    21 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL Score 3.6
    21 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Score 3.6
    21 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI Score 3.6
    30 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Score 3.5
    30 Indiana University--Bloomington (Hope) Bloomington, IN Score 3.5
    30 Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA Score 3.5
    30 New York University New York, NY Score 3.5
    30 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ Score 3.5
    30 San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA Score 3.5
    30 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA Score 3.5
    37 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN Score 3.4
    37 Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts--Boston Boston, MA Score 3.4
    37 University of Georgia Athens, GA Score 3.4
    37 University of Illinois--Chicago Chicago, IL Score 3.4
    37 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Score 3.4
    37 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Score 3.4
    37 University of Washington Seattle, WA Score 3.4
    37 University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA Score 3.4
    45 Herron School of Art & Design Indianapolis, IN Score 3.3
    45 Stanford University Stanford, CA Score 3.3
    45 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Score 3.3
    45 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Score 3.3
    45 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Score 3.3
    50 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, CA Score 3.2
    50 Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OH Score 3.2
    50 Cornell University Ithaca, NY Score 3.2
    50 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Score 3.2
    50 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Score 3.2
    50 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Score 3.2
    50 University of Tennessee--Knoxville Knoxville, TN Score 3.2
    58 Boston University Boston, MA Score 3.1
    58 California State University--Long Beach Long Beach, CA Score 3.1
    58 California State University--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Score 3.1
    58 Mills College Oakland, CA Score 3.1
    58 Ohio University Athens, OH Score 3.1
    58 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA Score 3.1
    58 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Score 3.1
    58 SUNY--Purchase College Purchase, NY Score 3.1
    58 San Diego State University San Diego, CA Score 3.1
    58 Southern Illinois University--Carbondale Carbondale, IL Score 3.1
    58 University of California--Irvine Irvine, CA Score 3.1
    58 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Score 3.1
    58 University of Chicago Chicago, IL Score 3.1
    58 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO Score 3.1
    58 University of Florida Gainesville, FL Score 3.1
    58 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Score 3.1
    58 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Score 3.1
    58 University of North Texas Denton, TX Score 3.1
    76 Columbia College Chicago, IL Score 3.0
    76 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL Score 3.0
    76 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA Score 3.0
    76 Northwestern University Evanston, IL Score 3.0
    76 University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY Score 3.0
    81 CUNY--Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY Score 2.9
    81 Maine College of Art Portland, ME Score 2.9
    81 New York Studio School New York, NY Score 2.9
    81 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL Score 2.9
    81 SUNY--Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY Score 2.9
    81 San Jose State University San Jose, CA Score 2.9
    81 University of Delaware Newark, DE Score 2.9
    81 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD Score 2.9
    81 University of Massachusetts--Amherst Amherst, MA Score 2.9
    81 University of Nevada--Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV Score 2.9
    81 University of Oregon Eugene, OR Score 2.9
    81 University of South Florida Tampa, FL Score 2.9
    93 CUNY--City College New York, NY Score 2.8
    93 CUNY--Queens College Flushing, NY Score 2.8
    93 Clemson University Clemson, SC Score 2.8
    93 George Mason University Fairfax, VA Score 2.8
    93 Iowa State University Ames, IA Score 2.8
    93 SUNY--New Paltz New Paltz, NY Score 2.8
    93 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA Score 2.8
    93 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX Score 2.8
    93 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Score 2.8
    93 University of Houston Houston, TX Score 2.8
    93 University of Nebraska--Lincoln Lincoln, NE Score 2.8
    93 University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Score 2.8
    93 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV Score 2.8
    106 American University Washington, DC Score 2.7
    106 Kent State University Kent, OH Score 2.7
    106 Memphis College of Art Memphis, TN Score 2.7
    106 Miami University--Oxford Oxford, OH Score 2.7
    106 New York Academy of Art New York, NY Score 2.7
    106 SUNY--Albany Albany, NY Score 2.7
    106 Tulane University New Orleans, LA Score 2.7
    106 University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA Score 2.7
    106 University of Montana Missoula, MT Score 2.7
    106 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN Score 2.7
    106 University of Texas--San Antonio San Antonio, TX Score 2.7
    106 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Score 2.7
    106 Wayne State University Detroit, MI Score 2.7
    119 California State University--Fullerton Fullerton, CA Score 2.6
    119 California State University--Northridge Northridge, CA Score 2.6
    119 George Washington University Washington, DC Score 2.6
    119 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Score 2.6
    119 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS Score 2.6
    119 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Score 2.6
    119 Montana State University Bozeman, MT Score 2.6
    119 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX Score 2.6

     

    Fine Arts (Master of Fine Arts)
    (New! Ranked in 2003*)

    Rank/School Average assessment score (5 = highest)
    1. Rhode Island School of Design 4.4
      School of the Art Institute of Chicago 4.4
      Yale University (CT) 4.4
    4. California Institute of the Arts 4.1
    5. Cranbrook Academy of Art (MI) 4.0
    6. Alfred U.--New York State Col. of Ceramics 3.9
      Art Center College of Design (CA) 3.9
      University of California--Los Angeles 3.9
      Virginia Commonwealth University 3.9
    10. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.7
      School of Visual Arts (NY) 3.7
      University of Iowa 3.7
    13. Arizona State University 3.6
      California College of Arts and Crafts 3.6
      Indiana University--Bloomington 3.6
      Maryland Institute College of Art 3.6
      Pratt Institute (NY) 3.6
      Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) 3.6
      San Francisco Art Institute 3.6
      University of Wisconsin--Madison 3.6
    21. Columbia University (NY) 3.5
      Massachusetts College of Art 3.5
      Temple University (PA) 3.5
      University of Georgia 3.5
      University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign 3.5
      University of Texas--Austin 3.5
      Washington University in St. Louis 3.5
    28. Bard College (NY) 3.4
      New School Univ.--Parsons School of Design (NY) 3.4
      Ohio State University 3.4
      University of California--Davis 3.4
      University of Washington 3.4
      University of the Arts (PA) 3.4
    34. American Film Institute Conservatory (CA) 3.3
      Claremont Graduate University (CA) 3.3
      Cleveland Institute of Art 3.3
      Otis College of Art and Design (CA) 3.3
      Rutgers State University--New Brunswick 3.3
      Syracuse University (NY) 3.3
      University of Arizona 3.3
      University of California--Irvine 3.3
      University of California--San Diego 3.3
      University of Michigan 3.3
      University of Pennsylvania 3.3
    45. Cornell University (NY) 3.2
      Minneapolis College of Art and Design 3.2
      New York University 3.2
      Southern Illinois University--Carbondale 3.2
      Tufts U./School of the Museum of Fine Arts--Boston 3.2
      University of California--Berkeley 3.2
      University of New Mexico 3.2
      University of North Texas 3.2
      University of Tennessee--Knoxville 3.2
    54. CUNY--Hunter College 3.1
      Mills College (CA) 3.1
      University of Cincinnati 3.1
      University of Colorado--Boulder 3.1
      University of Illinois--Chicago 3.1
      University of Kansas 3.1
      University of Southern California 3.1
    61. Boston University 3.0
      Florida State University 3.0
      Maine College of Art 3.0
      Ohio University 3.0
      Pennsylvania State University--University Park 3.0
      San Diego State University 3.0
      San Jose State University (CA) 3.0
      Stanford University (CA) 3.0
      U. of North Carolina--Chapel Hill 3.0
      University of Minnesota--Twin Cities 3.0
      University of Texas--San Antonio 3.0
      University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee 3.0
      West Virginia University 3.0
    74. California State University--Long Beach 2.9
      Iowa State University 2.9
      Kent State University (OH) 2.9
      Louisiana State University 2.9
      Michigan State University 2.9
      Northern Illinois University 2.9
      Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2.9
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.9
      SUNY Col. of Arts and Sci.--New Paltz 2.9
      SUNY--Purchase College 2.9
      SUNY--Stony Brook 2.9
      University of California--Santa Barbara 2.9
      University of Florida 2.9
      University of Massachusetts--Amherst 2.9
      University of Nebraska--Lincoln 2.9
      University of Oregon 2.9
    90. California State University--Los Angeles 2.8
      Clemson University (SC) 2.8
      East Carolina University (NC) 2.8
      Memphis College of Art 2.8
      Miami University--Oxford (OH) 2.8
      Northwestern University--Evanston (IL) 2.8
      San Francisco State University 2.8
      University at Buffalo 2.8
      University of Connecticut 2.8
      University of Delaware 2.8
      University of Houston 2.8
      University of Maryland--College Park 2.8
      University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth 2.8
      University of Nevada--Las Vegas 2.8
      University of South Florida 2.8
    105. Bennington College (VT) 2.7
      Columbia College (IL) 2.7
      New York Academy of Art 2.7
      Rockport Col. and the Maine Photographic Workshops 2.7
      Southern Methodist University (TX) 2.7
      Tulane University (LA) 2.7
      University of Hartford (CT) 2.7
      University of Maryland--Baltimore County 2.7
      University of Oklahoma 2.7
      Wayne State University (MI) 2.7
    115. American University (DC) 2.6
      Bowling Green State University (OH) 2.6
      CUNY--Queens College 2.6
      California State University--Fullerton 2.6
      California State University--Northridge 2.6
      Georgia State University 2.6
      Illinois State University 2.6
      Montana State University 2.6
      North Carolina State University 2.6
      Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville 2.6
      Texas Tech University 2.6
      University of Kentucky 2.6
      University of Notre Dame (IN) 2.6
      Washington State University 2.6
    129. CUNY--City College 2.5
      Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 2.5
      George Washington University (DC) 2.5
      Kansas State University 2.5
      New Mexico State University 2.5
      University of Memphis 2.5
      University of Miami (FL) 2.5
      University of Montana 2.5
      Western Michigan University 2.5
      Wichita State University (KS) 2.5

     


    Fine Arts (Master of Fine Arts)
    (Ranked in 1997*)

    Rank/School

    Average reputation score (5 = highest)

    1. School of the Art Institute of Chicago 4.5
    2. Rhode Island School of Design 4.4
       Yale University (CT) 4.4
    4. Cranbrook Academy of Art (MI) 4.3
    5. Alfred University (NY) 4.1
    6. California Institute of the Arts 3.9
       Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 3.9
       Indiana University–Bloomington 3.9
       University of Iowa 3.9
    10. Art Center College of Design (CA) 3.8
       California College of Arts and Crafts 3.8
       Maryland Institute College of Art 3.8
       San Francisco Art Institute 3.8
       School of Visual Arts (NY) 3.8
       Temple University (PA) 3.8
       University of California–Davis 3.8
       University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 3.8
       University of Texas–Austin 3.8
    19. Claremont Graduate School (CA) 3.7
       Pratt Institute (NY) 3.7
       Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) 3.7
       University of California–Los Angeles 3.7
       University of New Mexico 3.7
       University of Wisconsin–Madison 3.7
       Virginia Commonwealth University 3.7
    26. Syracuse University (NY) 3.6
       University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 3.6
       Washington University in St. Louis 3.6
    29. Massachusetts College of Art 3.5
       Ohio State University 3.5
       Otis College of Art & Design (CA) 3.5
       Rutgers–New Brunswick (NJ) 3.5
       University of California–Berkeley 3.5
       University of the Arts (PA) 3.5
    35. Bard College (NY) 3.4
       CUNY–Hunter College 3.4
       New School for Social Research–Parsons (NY) 3.4
       School of the Museum of Fine Arts (MA) 3.4
       Southern Illinois University–Carbondale 3.4
       Stanford University (CA) 3.4
       University of Californiaan Diego 3.4
       University of Georgia 3.4
       University of Kansas 3.4
       University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 3.4
    45. Arizona State University 3.3
       Cornell University (NY) 3.3
       Mills College (CA) 3.3
       Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 3.3
       Penn State University–University Park 3.3
       SUNY–Purchase 3.3
       University of Arizona 3.3
       University of California–Irvine 3.3
       University of Colorado–Boulder 3.3
       University of Florida 3.3
    55. California State University–Long Beach 3.2
       Florida State University 3.2
       Ohio University 3.2
       San Diego State University 3.2
       San Jose State University (CA) 3.2
       SUNY–Stony Brook 3.2
       University of California–Santa Barbara 3.2
       University of Illinois–Chicago 3.2
       University of Massachusetts–Amherst 3.2
       University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 3.2
       University of Pennsylvania 3.2
       University of Tennessee–Knoxville 3.2
    67. Boston University 3.1
       CUNY–Queens 3.1
       San Francisco State University 3.1
       SUNY–New Paltz 3.1
       Tufts University (MA) 3.1
       University of Chicago 3.1
       University of Cincinnati 3.1
       University of North Texas 3.1
       University of South Florida 3.1
       University of Southern California 3.1
       University of Texas–San Antonio 3.1
       University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 3.1
       Washington State University 3.1
    80. California State University–Los Angeles 3.0
       CUNY–Brooklyn College 3.0
       CUNY–City College 3.0
       Louisiana State University and A&M College 3.0
       Northwestern University (IL) 3.0
       Southern Methodist University (TX) 3.0
       SUNY–Buffalo 3.0
       University of Maryland–College Park 3.0
       University of Oregon 3.0
    89. Bennington College (VT) 2.9
       Illinois State University 2.9
       Kent State University (OH) 2.9
       Michigan State University 2.9
       Northern Illinois University 2.9
       Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) 2.9
       SUNY–Albany 2.9
       University of Delaware 2.9
       University of Hawaii–Manoa 2.9
       University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2.9
       University of Utah 2.9
       Wayne State University (MI)