Architecture & Related Services

2021 Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in New York

3 Colleges
923 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,213 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in New YorkWith 923 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, architecture and related services is the #26 most popular major in New York. This means that 10.3% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in New York ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Architecture & Related Services Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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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. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Cornell did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in New York list.

At Cornell, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,390 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell be around $148,471. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. University at Buffalo is a very large public school located in the suburb of Buffalo. University at Buffalo also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in New York rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University at Buffalo is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,466. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University at Buffalo is $137,331. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the #3 school in this year's rankings. RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Troy. RPI also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services in New York rankings.

At RPI, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $42,782. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from 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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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 452
New Jersey 153
Maryland 129
Delaware 6
District of Columbia 72

Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 559
General Architecture 223
Environmental Design 44
Urban & Regional Planning 32
Landscape Architecture 22

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,509
Computer & Information Sciences 7,593
Engineering 7,376
Mathematics & Statistics 2,713
Physical Sciences 2,538

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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.

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