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2022 Best Architecture & Related Services Bachelor's Degree Schools

136 Colleges in the United States
9,187 Bachelor's Degrees
If you're seeking a Bachelor's Degree in architecture and related services, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #28 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 136 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for architecture and related services students pursuing a bachelor's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 9,187 bachelor's degrees in architecture and related services during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Best Architecture & Related Services Bachelor's Degree Schools The architecture and related services bachelor's degree 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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level 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 12% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 6%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 93 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their bachelor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

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 and related services students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of architecture and related services students who choose to seek a bachelor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for architecture and related services to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized architecture and related services related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for architecture and related services students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Bachelor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
36 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Notre Dame if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. Located in the large suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

There were about 36 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent data year.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY
125 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services has to take a look at Cornell University. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #15 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

A popular major for architecture and related services students, there were approximately 125 students who graduated from this program at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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#3

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CT
22 Annual Graduates

Yale University is a wonderful option for students interested in a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. Located in the medium-sized city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #5 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were about 22 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MA
16 Annual Graduates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a good choice for students interested in a bachelor's degree in architecture and related services. Located in the city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #2 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

With 16 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most popular schools to study architecture and related services in the United States.

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10th Most Popular In NY
25 Annual Graduates

The Colleges is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Geneva. This college ranks 12th out of 124 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

A favorite choice for architecture and related services students, there were approximately 25 individuals who completed this degree at The Colleges in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NJ
16 Annual Graduates

Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Princeton. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #12 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

Princeton University is one of the most popular universities to study architecture and related services in the United States with about 16 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
206 Annual Graduates

USC is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 206 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at USC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In CA
142 Annual Graduates

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the city of Berkeley. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #24 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 142 architecture and related services individuals who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year.

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#9

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In PA
48 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #18 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Carnegie Mellon is a great university overall.

With 48 students who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Carnegie Mellon University is one of the most popular universities to study architecture and related services in the United States.

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#10

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
123 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. This school ranks 3rd out of 48 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 123 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
7th Most Popular In NY
44 Annual Graduates

RPI is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Troy. This school ranks 6th out of 124 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

With 44 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the most popular schools to study architecture and related services in the United States.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
200 Annual Graduates

Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 113 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of California.

There were about 200 architecture and related services individuals who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent data year.

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#13

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In PA
16 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

With 16 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, University of Pennsylvania is one of the most popular universities to study architecture and related services in the United States.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In NY
17 Annual Graduates

ESF is a small public college located in the city of Syracuse. This college ranks 16th out of 124 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is one of the most popular colleges to study architecture and related services in the United States with approximately 17 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#15

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
76 Annual Graduates

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the suburb of Charlottesville. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #35 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were about 76 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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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In NY
17 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #23 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the most popular universities to study architecture and related services in the United States with roughly 17 graduations in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In GA
32 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Georgia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 32 architecture and related services students who graduated with this degree at Georgia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#18

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
4th Most Popular In IN
12 Annual Graduates

Purdue is a very large public university located in the city of West Lafayette. This university ranks 2nd out of 45 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Indiana.

A preferred choice for architecture and related services students, there were roughly 12 students who graduated from this program at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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#19

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In GA
39 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 52 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 39 architecture and related services individuals who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
153 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 44 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Washington.

There were about 153 architecture and related services individuals who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
25 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
26 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
27 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
21 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
22 Northeastern University Boston, MA
23 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
24 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
25 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

View the Best Architecture & Related Services Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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

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Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 3,736
Architectural Sciences & Technology 2,547
Urban & Regional Planning 793
Landscape Architecture 627
Environmental Design 608
Interior Architecture 500
Real Estate Development 141
Architectural History 119
Architecture (Other) 116

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 132,166
Engineering 130,534
Computer & Information Sciences 101,570
Physical Sciences 32,457
Mathematics & Statistics 32,075
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 21,995
Natural Resources & Conservation 21,733
Engineering Technologies 19,688
Communications Technologies & Support 4,657
Science Technologies / Technicians 618

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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