B.Arch. and M.Arch. One and Two in 2016 Rankings

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Architecture option studio review in Milstein Dome. William Staffeld / AAP

November 2, 2015

AAP's Bachelor of Architecture program retained its number one ranking among undergraduate programs, and the professional Master of Architecture program moved up to number two, its highest rank yet, in the "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools" survey. The 2016 rankings, published in Architectural Record, are conducted annually by DesignIntelligence (DI) on behalf of the Design Futures Council.

Top 10 Undergraduate Programs

  1. Cornell University
  2. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  3. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  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

Top 10 Graduate Programs

  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 Polytechnic Institute and State University
  10. Washington University, St. Louis

In an accompanying interview with James P. Cramer, editor in chief of DI and the chairman of the Design Futures Council, he states that, "Cornell and Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo once again are in the top two slots. The architects who recruit graduates of these schools believe that they are in tune with the changes in the profession."

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