Best Colleges with Architecture Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Architecture, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Architecture is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Architecture degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Architecture degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Architecture.

The Best Architecture Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 5 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 222 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 204 Master's degrees, 12 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 5 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 138 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 103 Master's degrees, 22 Certificates degrees, 12 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Based on 56 Reviews
3 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 3 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 207 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 135 Bachelor's degrees, 67 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
4 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 3 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 234 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 161 Master's degrees, 69 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 128 Reviews
5 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 123 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 118 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
6 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 5 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 88 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 68 Master's degrees, 17 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 168 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees, and 51 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
8 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 3 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 126 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 93 Master's degrees, and 33 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 4 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 77 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 57 Master's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
10 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 4 Architecture Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 104 students graduated in the study area of Architecture with students earning 80 Master's degrees, 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews

List of Architecture Schools in the U.S.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
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
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
3/5
7 : 1 43,651
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Princeton University Princeton University Princeton, NJ
5/5
9 : 1 8,138
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Rice University Rice University Houston, TX
5/5
10 : 1 6,719
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
20 : 1 45,842
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 7,792
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
5/5
10 : 1 2,481
University of Florida University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
20 : 1 50,645
Tulane University of Louisiana Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
5/5
12 : 1 12,485
Wentworth Institute of Technology Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
5/5
20 : 1 4,576
University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
5/5
11 : 1 12,292
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
3/5
14 : 1 50,678
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Pratt Institute-Main Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn, NY
5/5
11 : 1 4,784
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
3/5
23 : 1 20,944

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Getting an Architecture Degree Online

Schools offering online Architecture degrees

Online Architecture degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 99 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Architecture degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Lawrence Technological University 0 0 0 62 0
Newschool of Architecture and Design 0 0 54 45 0
Academy of Art University 0 0 15 54 0
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 0 0 0 47 0
Montana State University 0 0 0 39 0
How many schools offer online Architecture degrees?
  • 2 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 6 Master's

What degrees do people get in Architecture?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 17 Colleges 96 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 127 Colleges 5,878 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 13 Colleges 78 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 25 Colleges 127 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 116 Colleges 4,301 Graduates

Architecture Degree Overview

When going for a Architecture degree, know that there are many choices for a traditional degree as well as higher education selections. The most typical path for those earning a degree in Architecture can figure a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most common Architecture degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Architecture degree that people obtain is a master's degree which illustrates a focus on higher learning. This shows that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. Finding the right Architecture degree for you not only requires the flexibility of your time and schedule but also a look into the schools the offer the degree as well as what options are available to you once you earn your degree.

Average cost of college for a Architecture degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,419 Public In-State
$5,730 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$9,417 Public In-State
$37,681 Private In-State
$23,313 Public Out-of-State
$37,681 Private Out-of-State
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