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2019 Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the U.S.

Top Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the U.S. : Nationwide

Here's a list of schools that offer the best quality results for students interested in a Design degree.

All of these schools are rated based on the superior results graduates experience. We take into consideration the wages of grads, student loan default rates, and a lot more. Check out our ranking methodology to understand what else goes into these rankings.

Continue your research into the best design & applied arts colleges by also looking into our ranking of the most popular colleges to study Design, as well as popular online schools for design & applied arts, and the highest paid grads for this degree.

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Providence, Rhode Island
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
10.0
 
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Providence, Rhode Island
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
10.0
 
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2.
 
 
Brooklyn, New York
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
10.0
 
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Brooklyn, New York
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
10.0
 
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3.
 
 
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.9
 
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Baltimore, Maryland
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.9
 
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4.
 
 
Pasadena, California
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.9
 
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Pasadena, California
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.9
 
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5.
 
 
San Francisco, California
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.8
 
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San Francisco, California
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.8
 
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New York, New York
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.8
 
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New York, New York
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.8
 
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New York, New York
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.7
 
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New York, New York
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.7
 
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8.
 
 
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.7
 
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Boston, Massachusetts
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.7
 
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Detroit, Michigan
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
N/A
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.6
 
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Detroit, Michigan
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Highest
 
Total Score
9.6
 
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Grad Earnings
Highest
 
Major Focus
Med
 
Total Score
9.6
 
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Overall Quality
Highest
 
Major Focus
Med
 
Total Score
9.6
 
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