VCUarts has the highest ranking ever achieved by a public university school of arts and design and is the only public university to consistently rise in the rankings.
Why do rankings and reputation matter?
A degree from VCUarts gives our alumni credibility in the world of galleries, graduate schools, artistic directors and employers. Our graduates are known for professionalism, skill, and readiness to enter their desired field as artists.
The rankings below come from U.S. News & World Report’s evaluation of graduate school programs. You can see the complete directory at: www.usnews.com/rankings. Our ranking for Fiber Arts, Glass, and Metals/Jewelry are based on the most recent U.S. News & World Report information.
Annual undergraduate out-of-state tuition comes from College Board’s most recent college prices as of March 2012. You can add up college costs at: collegeboard.org/. Actual cost of attendance for any school can be different than as stated on College Board. You can calculate your total cost of attending VCUarts at www.enrollment.vcu.edu/accounting.
|VCUarts Graduate Program||Ranking Among All U.S. Programs Public and Private||Ranking Among U.S. Public Programs|
VCUarts Department of Interior Design is ranked #10 nationally by DesignIntelligence 2012 America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools and the Design Council. And Dance and Choreography is an invited member of the Council of Dance Administrators (CODA), a forum of the nation’s 25 leading dance programs.
Tuition Comparison Among Top Ranked Art Schools.
|#1||Yale University - School of Art||$42,300
|#2||Rhode Island School of Design||$41,332
|#2 (tie)||School of the Art Institute of Chicago||$39,020|
|#4||Virginia Commonwealth University - School of the Arts||$23,300 (OOS)
|#4 (tie)||University of California--Los Angeles - Department of Art||$35,570
|#6||California Institute of the Arts||$39,014
|#7||Carnegie Mellon University - College of Fine Arts||$45,760
|#7 (tie)||Cranbrook Academy of Art||Graduate only|
|#7 (tie)||Maryland Institute College of Art||$39,340
|#10||Columbia University - School of the Arts||$47,246
VCU tuition for Virginia residents is $9,517.