Architecture & Related Services

2023 Best Architecture & Related Services Schools

114 Colleges in the United States
17,325 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded
$49,602 Avg Early-Career Salary
Architecture & Related Services degree programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major ranks #29 out of the 38 majors we look at each year. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 114 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for architecture and related services students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 17,325 degrees in architecture and related services during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Best Architecture & Related Services Schools Your choice of architecture and related services school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for architecture and related services schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Architecture & Related Services Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the architecture and related services degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
162 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in architecture and related services. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of #1 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were roughly 162 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services degree program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology get $14,351 above the typical college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
432 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

University of Southern California is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in architecture and related services. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #18 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were about 432 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services major at University of Southern California get $14,705 above the average college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#3

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

University of Notre Dame is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in architecture and related services. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Colleges rank of #16 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were about 52 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from University of Notre Dame earn $8,539 more than the standard architecture and related services grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
256 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

University of California - Berkeley is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a degree in architecture and related services. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #17 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 256 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services program at University of California - Berkeley earn $15,123 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
186 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta. This school ranks 1st out of 69 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were roughly 186 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus receive $6,783 more than the typical architecture and related services grad.

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#6

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
207 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Colleges rank of #4 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 207 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from University of Pennsylvania get an earnings boost of approximately $9,670 over the typical earnings of architecture and related services majors.

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#7

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
171 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #12 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 171 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services degree program at Harvard University make $11,269 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#8

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
90 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. A Best Colleges rank of #15 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 90 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services degree program at Yale University get $15,237 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
166 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Colleges rank of #14 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 166 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services degree program at Columbia University in the City of New York earn $16,771 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#10

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
208 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 208 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from Cornell University earn a boost of about $4,639 above the typical income of architecture and related services graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
72 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. This school ranks 6th out of 143 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 72 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at RPI in the most recent data year. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earn $2,680 more than the standard architecture and related services grad.

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#12

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
74 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Carnegie Mellon is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Pittsburgh. A Best Colleges rank of #8 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 74 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the architecture and related services program earn around $44,216 for their early career.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
139 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 34 colleges for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were approximately 139 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at UMCP in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services program at University of Maryland - College Park earn $2,030 more than the average college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#14

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
185 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. This school ranks 2nd out of 65 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 185 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from Virginia Tech receive $4,561 more than the average architecture and related services graduate.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
260 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Seattle. This university ranks 1st out of 51 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 260 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services degree program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus earn $6,273 more than the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
123 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Saint Louis. A Best Colleges rank of #24 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were about 123 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services major at Washington University in St Louis make $5,378 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#17

Rice University

Houston, TX
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
53 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #23 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Rice is a great university overall.

There were approximately 53 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Rice in the most recent year we have data available. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from Rice University earn a boost of around $6,737 above the average earnings of architecture and related services majors.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Architecture & Related Services students that almost earned our Best Architecture & Related Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
18 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
19 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
20 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
21 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
22 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
23 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
24 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
25 New York University New York, NY

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 6,781
General Architecture 4,982
Urban & Regional Planning 2,419
Landscape Architecture 905
Environmental Design 741
Interior Architecture 728
Real Estate Development 420
Architecture (Other) 202
Architectural History 147

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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 Lorenzo Cafaro.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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