The top 10 undergraduate and graduate architecture schools in the US for 2015

DesignIntelligence has published its annual list of the best undergraduate and graduate schools in America, with Cornell University coming top of the league of undergraduate schools and Harvard named best postgraduate school for 2015

Main picture: Milstein Hall, home to the Department of Architecture at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

Designintellegence has named Cornell University as having the best undergraduate architecture course in the US, while Harvard University is named as providing the best graduate course, according to its annual ranking.

As reported by, '1,400 professional practice organizations were surveyed and asked to respond to the question: "In your firm's hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?" In addition, more than 3,800 architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and industrial design students were also surveyed about their education, in data presented separately from the rankings.'

Cornell University moved up one place this year to knock California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo - named best undergraduate architecture school in 2014 - into second place.

In the top 10 of postgraduate schools, Harvard maintained the top spot, while Yale University moved up a place to knock Columbia University into third.

See also: we profile the best undergraduate architecture and design schools in the US in 2014

Here are the top 10 architecture schools in the US, according to DesignIntelligence. For a full report, which includes the top 20 graduate and undergraduate programs as well as additional analysis and insight including surveys on Landscape Architecture,
Interior Design, and Industrial Design click here.


- 1. Cornell University
- 2. California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo
- 3. Rice University
- 4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- 5. Syracuse University
- 6. University of Texas at Austin
- 7. Rhode Island School of Design
- 8. Southern California Inst. of Architecture
- 9. Pratt Institute
- 10. University of Southern California



- 1. Harvard University
- 2. Columbia University
- 3. Yale University
- 4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 5. Cornell University
- 6. University of Michigan
- 7. Rice University
- 7. University of Pennsylvania
- 9. University of Virginia
- 10. University of California, Berkeley

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