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25 Best Undergraduate Schools for Designers in USA

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A bachelor degree in Design from the best universities in the US can be a successful platform for those who wish to make it big in the design industry. An undergraduate degree in Design will let you devise and produce objects, places, spaces in response to technical, economical and social needs.

For a prospective successful career in Design, an undergraduate degree will give you the creativity, flexibility and technical skills that are essential.
This can be the starting point for those students who plan to pursue a professional degree in architecture or landscape architecture or urban design.

25 Best Undergraduate Schools for Designers in USA

The following is the list of the top colleges in USA for an undergraduate degree in Design:

Name of the InstitutionUG Student population

Student/ Faculty Ratio

Tuition   Institution Type
  In-State Out-of-State 
Carnegie Mellon University 6,20312:1 US$43,160.00/ YEAR US$43,160.00/ YEAR Private
School of Visual Arts3,651  8:1 US$33,560.00/ YEAR US$33,560.00/ YEAR Profit
College for Creative Studies  1,3829:1 US$35,700.00/ YEAR  US$35,700.00/ YEAR Private
Art Center College of Design 2,0569:1  US$33,544.00/ YEAR US$33,544.00/ YEAR Private
University of Washington 36,79213:1 US$12,397.00/ YEARUS$46,608.00/ YEAR  Public
Stanford University6,999  12:1 US$41,250.00/ YEAR US$41,250.00/ YEARPrivate 
Ringling College of Art and Design1,383  12:1 US$32,280.00/ YEAR US$32,280.00/ YEARPrivate 
University of Cincinnati 31,983 17:1US$11,000.00/ YEAR US$26,334.00/ YEAR Public 
Savannah College of Art and Design  9,05618:1  US$31,905.00/ YEARUS$31,905.00/ YEAR Private 
San Jose State University  25,15125:1 US$5,472.00/ YEAR US$16,632.00/ YEAR Public 
Rhode Island School of Design  2,040 9:1-
 - Private
The University of Texas at Austin 41,616  18:1 US$9,794.00/ YEARUS$32,506.00/ YEAR  Public
 Syracuse University14,169  16:1US$37,610.00/ YEAR US$37,610.00/ YEAR Private 
 Oregon State University 22,637 23:1US$6,228.00/ YEAR  US$19,944.00/ YEAR Public
Academy of Art University  15,41521:1 US$17,760.00/ YEAR US$17,760.00/ YEAR Profit 
Pratt Institute  3,07610:1 US$41,226.00/ YEAR US$41,226.00/ YEAR Private 
Parsons School of Design-
University of Delaware 19,071 15:1US$9,670.00/ YEAR US$25,940.00/ YEAR Public 
Cornell University14,237  12:1 US$41,325.00 /YEARUS$41,325.00/ YEAR Private 
University of California, Los Angeles 27,941 16:1US$11,220.00/ YEAR US$34,098.00/ YEAR  Public
Boston University 15,803 13:1 US$40,848.00/ EARUS$40,848.00/ YEAR  Private
Georgia Institute of Technology 15,17517:1  US$6,676.00/ YEAR US$25,119.00/ YEARPublic 
Penn State University 81,823  17:1US$16,090.00/ YEAR US$28,664.00/ YEAR Public 
University of Houston 35,757 23:1US$5,173.00/  YEAR  US$12,685.00/ YEAR Public
University of Michigan  28,29412:1  US$12,440.00/ YEARUS$37,588.00/ YEAR Public 

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