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2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Middle Atlantic Region

Approximately 6,093 general architecture degrees were awarded to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general architecture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for General Architecture students in the Middle Atlantic Region.

Choosing a Great General Architecture School

Best Colleges for General Architecture in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of general architecture school matters. Important measures of a quality architecture program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A general architecture degree from schools on this list usually translates into above average income following graduation. A general architecture bachelors degree from a college in Middle Atlantic helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $44,820 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on General Architecture students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other general architecture students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized general architecture related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for General Architecture students in the Middle Atlantic Region.

Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Middle Atlantic

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for general architecture majors.

Best Architecture Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

It is difficult to beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute if you wish to pursue general architecture as a major. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute general architecture majors make $8,271 more than the standard architecture student.

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Any student pursuing a degree in general architecture has to check out University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the large suburb College Park, UMCP is a public school with a very large student population.

Students from the general architecture degree program at University of Maryland - College Park make $2,171 above the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Catholic University of America is a wonderful option for students interested in a General Architecture major. CUA is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

Students who graduate from the architecture program make about $40,600 in their early career salary.

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

It is difficult to beat Drexel University if you wish to study general architecture. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

Students from the general architecture degree program at Drexel University make $9,471 more than the typical graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Located in the large suburb Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public school with a very large student population.

Graduates of the architecture program state that they receive average early career earnings of $31,300.

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Marywood University

Scranton, PA

Marywood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Scranton.

After getting their bachelor's degree, architecture students typically make around $42,600 at the beginning of their careers.

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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Baltimore.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, architecture students typically make an average of $33,300 in their early careers.

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Best General Architecture Colleges by State

Explore the best general architecture schools for a specific state in this the Middle Atlantic region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 324 254
Pennsylvania 318 156
Maryland 275 147
New Jersey 264 50
District of Columbia 183 102

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 1,650
Urban & Regional Planning 413
Landscape Architecture 199
Real Estate Development 151
Interior Architecture 119

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Danichou. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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