Fine Arts

Ranked in 2012 | Fine Arts Rankings Methodology

For artists, earning an M.F.A. demonstrates advanced abilities in an art specialty field, such as graphic design, painting and drawing, or visual communications. These are the top graduate schools for fine arts.

Rank School name Score
#72 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

3.0
#72 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

3.0
#72 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

3.0
#72 University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

3.0
#72 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

3.0
#72 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

3.0
#82 California State University—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2.9
#82 Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, OH

2.9
#82 George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

2.9
#82 Kent State University

Kent, OH

2.9
#82 Mills College

Oakland, CA

2.9
#82 Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

2.9
#82 San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

2.9
#82 SUNY—​New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

2.9
#82 University of California—​Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

2.9
#82 University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

2.9
#82 University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

2.9
#93 California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

2.8
#93 College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

2.8
#93 CUNY—​Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

2.8
#93 CUNY—​City College

New York, NY

2.8
#93 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, PA

2.8
#93 Iowa State University

Ames, IA

2.8
#93 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

2.8
#93 Memphis College of Art

Memphis, TN

2.8

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