Architecture & Related Services

2021 Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region

8 Colleges
1,735 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,238 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic RegionArchitecture & Related Services is the #28 most popular major in the country with 8,969 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,735 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those architecture and related services schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

The architecture and related services 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 Value Architecture & Related Services Schools.

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Check out the architecture and related services programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. Cornell also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #1.

The average student at Cornell graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,390. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell be around $148,471. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Marywood University

Scranton, PA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marywood University. Marywood is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Scranton. In addition to being on our best value list, Marywood has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Marywood is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,783. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Marywood is $141,623. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a very large student population. UMCP did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average student at UMCP graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,990. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP is about $164,148. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#4

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public school with a fairly large student population. University at Buffalo also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University at Buffalo is 4.2 years, and it costs about $32,466 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University at Buffalo is $137,331. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#5

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Morgan State University. Located in the large city of Baltimore, Morgan State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Morgan State also made our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #8.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at Morgan State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,018. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State is about $112,788. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value architecture and related services schools. Located in the city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. RPI not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at RPI to complete their degree, and it costs about $42,782 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the RPI is $184,390. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Catholic University of America comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. CUA is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Washington. CUA also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at CUA to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $43,559. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from CUA is $179,463. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Drexel is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Drexel not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes the average student at Drexel about 4.7 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $47,917. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Drexel is $225,689. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 452
New York 923
New Jersey 153
Maryland 129
Delaware 6
District of Columbia 72

Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 805
General Architecture 549
Landscape Architecture 104
Urban & Regional Planning 97
Interior Architecture 87

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,578
Computer & Information Sciences 20,565
Engineering 20,177
Mathematics & Statistics 6,007
Physical Sciences 5,945

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • 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 Lorenzo Cafaro.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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