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
#22 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

3.6
#27 Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA

3.5
#27 Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

3.5
#27 Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

3.5
#27 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

3.5
#27 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

3.5
#27 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

3.5
#27 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

3.5
#27 University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

3.5
#27 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

3.5
#36 Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

3.4
#36 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Hope)

Bloomington, IN

3.4
#36 Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, MN

3.4
#36 New School—​Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

3.4
#36 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

3.4
#36 Tufts University -​ School of the Museum of Fine Arts—​Boston

Boston, MA

3.4
#36 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

3.4
#36 University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

3.4
#36 University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

3.4
#45 Herron School of Art & Design

Indianapolis, IN

3.3
#45 New York University

New York, NY

3.3
#45 Purchase College—​SUNY

Purchase, NY

3.3
#45 Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

3.3
#45 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.3
#45 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

3.3

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