Understanding the 2016 Art School Ranking

Notes for reading: The most influential world university rankings are the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings. Together, they are recognized as the three most influential global university rankings in the world.

US NEW’s art major rankings are only for postgraduate rankings. The ranking of undergraduate art majors only includes the comprehensive ranking of colleges and universities. but! but! but! Many strong art colleges do not participate in the US NEWS undergraduate rankings, such as Pratt; Parsons; ACCD clearly do not participate in their US NEWS undergraduate comprehensive rankings!

At the same time, fashion design; architectural design: interior design has its own independent ranking system (it will be updated slowly in the future)

Many Chinese study abroad agencies and Chinese newspapers have compiled a set of Chinese art university rankings! They may not be the most accurate.

PS: The USNews university rankings only have comprehensive rankings for undergraduates, and the following professional rankings are for graduate students.

Comprehensive ranking of pure arts majors

Best Fine Arts Programs

(including graphic design, photography, jewelry design, sculpture, etc.)

#1 Yale University

Yale University

#2 University of California, Los Angeles

University of California—Los Angeles

#3 Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

#4 Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design

#5 Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

#6 Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

#7 Columbia University

Columbia University

#8 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art

#9 State College of Ceramics, Alfre University

Alfred University—New York State College of Ceramics

#9 CalArts

California Institute of the Arts

#9 Maryland Institute of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

#12 Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

#13 Bard College

Bard College

#13 University of California, San Diego

University of California—San Diego

#15 California University of the Arts

California College of the Arts

#15 Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

#15 Stanford University

Stanford University

#15 Temple University

Temple University

#15 University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin—Madison

#20 Arizona State University

Arizona State University

#20 Art Center College of Design

Art Center College of Design

#20 CUNY Hunter College

CUNY—Hunter College

#20 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick

#20 School of Visual Arts, New York

School of Visual Arts

#20 University of Michigan

University of Michigan

#20 University of Washington

University of Washington