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2021 Best General Architecture Colleges for Veterans in the United States

55 Colleges
4,108 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,249 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Architecture Schools for Vets

Best General Architecture Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesIn 2018-2019, 4,108 people earned their bachelor's in general architecture, making the major the #88 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best General Architecture Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 55 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in architecture. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality general architecture programs as well as strong veteran support.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the general architecture program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The architecture school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Architecture Schools for Veterans.

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2021 Best General Architecture Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying architecture.

Top 10 Best General Architecture Schools for Veterans

Our rankings recognize Newschool of Architecture and Design as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of San Diego, Newschool of Architecture and Design is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

According to our most recent data, Newschool of Architecture and Design supports 537 students, and 67 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 56 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,708. In addition to receiving other benefits, 27 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Tech is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. Illinois Tech also made our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Our most recent data shows that 64 of the 6,753 students enrolled at Illinois Tech were GI Bill® students, of which 45 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,909. During this same period, 10 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population. Virginia Tech also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States rankings.

Among the 34,683 students enrolled at Virginia Tech, 1,159 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 809 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,824. During this same period, 14 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. UT Austin also made our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States list, coming in at #5.

Among the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin, 1,201 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,949. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general architecture schools. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Texas A&M also did well on our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Among the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M, 2,040 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize University of Notre Dame as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Notre Dame. Notre Dame not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States list.

Among the 12,607 students enrolled at Notre Dame, 361 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 303 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,306. In addition to receiving other benefits, 78 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of California - Berkeley landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general architecture schools. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley. In addition to being on our best for vets list, UC Berkeley has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States ranking.

Of the 42,501 students enrolled at UC Berkeley, 557 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 401 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $22,465. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. U of F also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 1,109 of the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F were GI Bill® students, of which 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,193. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Wentworth Institute of Technology as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Boston, WIT is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. WIT also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

Among the 4,516 students enrolled at WIT, 116 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 76 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,351. On top of their other funding sources, 17 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general architecture schools. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Northeastern has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Northeastern supports 21,627 students, and 700 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 515 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,457. On top of their other funding sources, 171 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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General Architecture is one of 8 different types of Architecture & Related Services programs to choose from.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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