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
#13 Washington University in St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

3.8
#11 Alfred University—​New York State College of Ceramics

Alfred, NY

3.9
#11 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

3.9
#10 Columbia University

New York, NY

4.0
#7 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

4.1
#7 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

4.1
#7 Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

4.1
#6 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

4.2
#4 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

4.3
#4 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

4.3
#2 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

4.4
#2 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

4.4
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

4.5
Rank Not Published Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

N/A
Rank Not Published Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

N/A
Rank Not Published Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

N/A
Rank Not Published Fontbonne University

St. Louis, MO

N/A
Rank Not Published John F. Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill, CA

N/A
Rank Not Published Johnson State College

Johnson, VT

N/A
Rank Not Published Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

N/A
Rank Not Published Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

N/A
Rank Not Published Texas A&M University—​Commerce

Commerce, TX

N/A
Rank Not Published University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

N/A
Rank Not Published University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK

N/A
Rank Not Published University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

N/A

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