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
#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
#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
#22 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

3.6
#22 Massachusetts College of Art

Boston, MA

3.6
#22 University of Georgia

Athens, GA

3.6
#22 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

3.6
#22 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

3.6
#18 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

3.7
#18 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.7
#18 School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

3.7
#18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

3.7
#13 Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

3.8
#13 CUNY—​Hunter College

New York, NY

3.8
#13 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

3.8
#13 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

3.8

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