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2021 Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services

Architecture & Related Services is a popular major and United States is the most popular state for students studying it. 17,176 of the 17,176 Architecture & Related Services degrees earned last year were given by colleges in United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services ranking analyzed 62 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Architecture & Related Services students.

Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services The architecture and related services program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality architecture and related services program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 16% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 12%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 180 to 13 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Architecture & Related Services graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A architecture and related services bachelors degree from a college in the United States helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $42,748 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 Architecture & Related Services students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other architecture and related services students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized architecture and related services related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Architecture & Related Services students.

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study architecture and related services.

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Every student pursuing a degree in architecture and related services needs to look into Cornell University. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 17 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great school overall.

A favorite choice for architecture and related services undergrads, there are roughly 238 individuals enrolled in this degree at Cornell.

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It is difficult to beat Iowa State University if you want to study architecture and related services. Located in the city Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 213th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Iowa State offers a Master's Degree in architecture and related services.

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University of Southern California is among your best bets if you want to study architecture and related services. Located in the city Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 40 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means USC is a great school overall.

There are approximately 395 architecture and related services undergraduates enrolled in this program at USC.

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It is hard to beat Texas A&M University - College Station if you wish to study architecture and related services. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. This school ranks 102nd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.

For those interested in something more advanced, Texas A&M also offers 2 different higher degree levels in architecture and related services, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tempe. This college ranks 276th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Arizona.

There are roughly 314 architecture and related services undergrads enrolled in this program at ASU - Tempe.

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Located in the city Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 69 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great school overall.

University of California - Berkeley is a fairly popular college to study architecture and related services in United States with more than 322 graduations last year.

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UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the large city of Seattle. This college ranks 97th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There are about 290 architecture and related services undergrads studying this degree at UW Seattle.

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Located in the suburb San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 155th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also offers a Master's Degree in architecture and related services.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. A Best Colleges rank of 88 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There are roughly 196 architecture and related services undergraduates studying this degree at Virginia Tech.

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Located in the city San Diego, Newschool of Architecture and Design is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population. This college ranks 1348th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Newschool of Architecture and Design also offers a Master's Degree in architecture and related services.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services award.

Rank College Location
11 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
12 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
13 Boston Architectural College Boston, MA
14 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
15 Woodbury University Burbank, CA

View the Best Colleges for Architecture & Related Services for a specific region near you.

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

Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 6,145
Architectural Sciences & Technology 5,448
Urban & Regional Planning 2,729
Landscape Architecture 1,177
Environmental Design 717

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 220,337
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556

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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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