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
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

4.5
#187 Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

2.2
#206 William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

2.0
#177 Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

2.3
#145 Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

2.5
Rank Not Published Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

N/A
#197 Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

2.1
#72 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

3.0
Rank Not Published West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

N/A
#145 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

2.5
#13 Washington University in St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

3.8
#93 Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2.8
#4 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

4.3
#145 Vermont College of Fine Arts

Montpelier, VT

2.5
#127 Utah State University

Logan, UT

2.6
#62 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

3.1
#18 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

3.7
#27 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

3.5
#93 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

2.8
#177 University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

2.3
#53 University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

3.2
#206 University of Texas—​Tyler

Tyler, TX

2.0
#114 University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

2.7
Rank Not Published University of Texas—​Pan American

Edinburg, TX

N/A
#22 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

3.6

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