Architecture & Related Services

2022 Best Architecture & Related Services Schools

156 Colleges in the United States
16,889 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded
$47,294 Avg Early-Career Salary
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in architecture and related services. It is ranked #28 out of 38 major degree programs in terms of popularity. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

College Factual reviewed 156 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of architecture and related services. Combined, these schools handed out 16,889 degrees in architecture and related services to qualified students.

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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
177 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in architecture and related services. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were about 177 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent data year. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology earn $14,406 more than the standard architecture and related services graduate.

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#2

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
104 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Yale University if you want to pursue a degree in architecture and related services. Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New Haven. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were about 104 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from Yale University receive an earnings boost of about $12,106 above the typical income of architecture and related services majors.

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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 finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in architecture and related services. Notre Dame is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame. A Best Schools rank of #15 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were roughly 52 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from University of Notre Dame earn $7,906 more than the typical architecture and related services student.

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#4

Cornell University

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

Cornell University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in architecture and related services. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 232 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the architecture and related services program make about $45,967 for their early career.

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#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In DC

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were about 25 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In NY

Located in the distant town of Geneva, The Colleges is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 13th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 25 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at The Colleges in the most recent data year.

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#7

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NJ
52 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #12 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were roughly 52 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #26 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 243 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 degree program at University of California - Berkeley make $10,331 above the standard graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#9

Harvard University

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

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 196 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from Harvard University make $10,606 more than the typical architecture and related services graduate.

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

Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #33 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 387 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent data year. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from University of Southern California earn a boost of approximately $15,926 over the average earnings of architecture and related services graduates.

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#11

Carnegie Mellon University

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

Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Pittsburgh. A Best Schools rank of #20 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

There were roughly 80 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Carnegie Mellon in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services major at Carnegie Mellon University get $6,406 more than the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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

Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Schools rank of #22 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 471 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 program at Columbia University in the City of New York get $20,473 more than the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public university located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. This university ranks 13th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 215 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent year we have data available. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo receive $3,706 more than the average architecture and related services student.

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#14

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
50 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. This university ranks 7th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 50 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from New York University earn a boost of about $13,206 over the typical earnings of architecture and related services majors.

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Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, ESF is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 18th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 27 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at ESF in the most recent year we have data available. After graduating, architecture and related services degree recipients typically earn around $41,700 in their early careers.

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#16

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In IN

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 48 schools for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 12 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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#17

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
214 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. This school ranks 3rd out of 73 colleges for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were roughly 214 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Georgia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta. A Best Schools rank of #35 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 191 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus earn a boost of approximately $10,256 over the typical earnings of architecture and related services majors.

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

UCLA is a very large public university located in the city of Los Angeles. This university ranks 11th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 196 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at UCLA in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the architecture and related services major at University of California - Los Angeles earn $8,356 above the typical college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
334 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 58 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 334 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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

Located in the city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 8th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 80 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at RPI in the most recent data year. Architecture & Related Services degree recipients from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earn a boost of about $2,906 over the typical earnings of architecture and related services majors.

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#22

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
147 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were approximately 147 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#23

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
80 Architecture & Related Services Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 10th out of 72 colleges for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 80 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent data year. Those architecture and related services students who get their degree from Northeastern University make $3,806 more than the average architecture and related services student.

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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
25 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
26 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
27 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
28 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
29 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
30 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
31 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
24 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
25 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI

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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 6,395
General Architecture 5,010
Urban & Regional Planning 2,379
Landscape Architecture 971
Environmental Design 685
Interior Architecture 656
Real Estate Development 453
Architecture (Other) 190
Architectural History 150

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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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