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
#177 Maine Media College and the Maine Photographic Workshops

Rockport, ME

2.3
#7 Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

4.1
#197 Marywood College

Scranton, PA

2.1
#22 Massachusetts College of Art

Boston, MA

3.6
#93 Memphis College of Art

Memphis, TN

2.8
#197 Miami International University of Art and Design

Miami, FL

2.1
#93 Miami University

Oxford, OH

2.8
#93 Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

2.8
#82 Mills College

Oakland, CA

2.9
#36 Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, MN

3.4
Rank Not Published Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

N/A
#93 Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

2.8
#153 Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

2.4
#127 Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, PA

2.6
#206 New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

2.0
#153 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

2.4
#36 New School—​Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

3.4
#153 New York Academy of Art

New York, NY

2.4
#145 New York School of Interior Design

New York, NY

2.5
#93 New York Studio School

New York, NY

2.8
#45 New York University

New York, NY

3.3
#206 Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

2.0
#82 Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

2.9
#62 Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

3.1
#18 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

3.7

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