Top 100 schools for Art, 2017

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1 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI

2 Cooper Union New York, NY

3 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

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4 Washington University in St. Louis Saint Louis, MO

5 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

6 Brown University Providence, RI

7 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA

8 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

9 Rice University Houston, TX

10 Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY

11 University of California – Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

12 College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI

13 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley, CA

14 Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME

15 New York University New York, NY


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16 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

17 Savannah College of Art & Design Savannah, GA

18 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

19 Massachusetts College of Art & Design Boston, MA

20 Otis College of Art & Design Los Angeles, CA


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21 School of Visual Arts New York, NY

22 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD

23 Williams College Williamstown, MA

24 Boston University Boston, MA

25 Kansas City Art Institute Kansas City, MO

26 University of Texas – Austin Austin, TX

27 Scripps College Claremont, CA

28 Minneapolis College of Art & Design Minneapolis, MN

29 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

30 Carleton College Northfield, MN

31 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA

32 Northeastern University Boston, MA

33 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

34 University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA

35 Brigham Young University Provo, UT

36 Ringling College of Art & Design Sarasota, FL

37 Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, WA

38 University of California – Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

39 Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland, OH

40 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY


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41 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

42 Reed College Portland, OR

43 Amherst College Amherst, MA

44 Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

45 Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO

46 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL

47 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

48 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX

49 Alfred University Alfred, NY

50 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY

51 Tufts University Medford, MA

52 University of California – San Diego La Jolla, CA

53 University of California – Davis Davis, CA

54 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH

55 The New School New York, NY

56 University of Washington Seattle, WA

57 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee, WI

58 Kenyon College Gambier, OH

59 Mount Mary University Milwaukee, WI

60 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA

61 Ohio State University Columbus, OH

62 Penn State University Park, PA

63 University of Georgia Athens, GA

64 Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus, OH

65 CUNY Hunter College New York, NY

66 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA

67 SUNY Purchase College Purchase, NY

68 College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA

69 University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

70 Converse College Spartanburg, SC

71 University of North Carolina – Wilmington Wilmington, NC

72 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

73 University of Delaware Newark, DE

74 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

75 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY

76 University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN

77 Howard University Washington, DC

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78 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

79 Bennington College Bennington, VT

80 Temple University Philadelphia, PA

81 Whitman College Walla Walla, WA

82 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY

83 Lafayette College Easton, PA

84 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY

85 University of California – Irvine Irvine, CA

86 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC

87 Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL

88 Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Denver, CO

89 Hampshire College Amherst, MA

90 CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY

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91 Appalachian State University Boone, NC

92 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

93 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

94 George Washington University Washington, DC

95 The Art Institute of Portland Portland, OR

96 University of Massachusetts – Amherst Amherst, MA

97 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

98 California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA

99 Baylor University Waco, TX

100 Washington State University Pullman, WA



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