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
#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
#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
#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
#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

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