Best Filmmaking Colleges in the U.S.

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in the U.S. that offer Filmmaking degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 425 Filmmaking schools located within the U.S. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Filmmaking Colleges in the U.S. for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 4 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 14 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 86 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 86 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 4 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 4 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
4 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 1 Filmmaking Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 44 Reviews
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University offers 3 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 9 Master's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 7 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 366 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 207 Bachelor's degrees, 152 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
8 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
9 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 2 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city.

Based on 100 Reviews
10 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 3 Filmmaking Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Filmmaking with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Stanford University Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
6 : 1 16,980
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
University of Chicago University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
7 : 1 15,391
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
Brandeis University Brandeis University Waltham, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,752
Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
5/5
10 : 1 2,481
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
Carleton College Carleton College Northfield, MN
5/5
9 : 1 2,014
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
Dartmouth College Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5/5
8 : 1 6,350
Tulane University of Louisiana Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
5/5
12 : 1 12,485
The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
18 : 1 50,950

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