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
Rank Not Published Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

N/A
#11 Alfred University—​New York State College of Ceramics

Alfred, NY

3.9
#153 American University

Washington, DC

2.4
#22 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

3.6
#18 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

3.7
Rank Not Published Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

N/A
#13 Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

3.8
Rank Not Published Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

N/A
#153 Boise State University

Boise, ID

2.4
#72 Boston University

Boston, MA

3.0
#114 Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

2.7
#153 Bradley University

Peoria, IL

2.4
#153 Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

2.4
#177 Brooks Institute

Santa Barbara, CA

2.3
#11 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

3.9
#6 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

4.2
#153 California State University—​Chico

Chico, CA

2.4
#145 California State University—​Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

2.5
#93 California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

2.8
#82 California State University—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2.9
#127 California State University—​Northridge

Northridge, CA

2.6
#206 California State University—​San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

2.0
#7 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

4.1
#197 Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

2.1
#127 Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

2.6

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