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
#45 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

3.3
#45 University of Tennessee—​Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

3.3
#53 Columbia College

Chicago, IL

3.2
#53 Ohio University

Athens, OH

3.2
#53 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

3.2
#53 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

3.2
#53 University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.2
#53 University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

3.2
#53 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

3.2
#53 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

3.2
#53 University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

3.2
#62 Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA

3.1
#62 Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

3.1
#62 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

3.1
#62 Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

3.1
#62 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

3.1
#62 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

3.1
#62 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

3.1
#62 University of North Texas

Denton, TX

3.1
#62 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

3.1
#62 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

3.1
#72 Boston University

Boston, MA

3.0
#72 Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, OH

3.0
#72 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

3.0
#72 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, PA

3.0

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