The Best US Architecture Schools for 2016

DesignIntelligence has released their 2016 rankings of the Best Architecture Schools in the US for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Nearly 1500 professional practice organizations were surveyed this year, as part of the survey’s 16th edition, and were asked the following question: “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?”

This information, along with detailed accounts on the best programs that teach skills in design, communication, sustainability and technology, resulted in the 2016 rankings. The two top schools, Cornell for undergraduates and Harvard for graduates, held their positions as the best programs to attend, according to the study.

Without further ado, the top 10 undergraduate and graduate programs in the US are…

The Best Undergraduate Architecture Schools in the US:

  1. Cornell University
  2. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  3. Virginia Tech
  4. Syracuse University
  5. Rice University
  6. Rhode Island School of Design
  7. University of Texas at Austin
  8. Auburn University
  9. Carnegie Mellon University
  10. University of Southern California

The Best Graduate Architecture Schools in the US:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Cornell University
  3. Yale University
  4. Columbia University
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. University of California, Berkeley
  7. University of Michigan
  8. Rice University
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. Washington University, St. Louis