10 Best Fine Arts Colleges in the US

4. Pratt Institute School of Art

Tuition & Fees: $44,804

The School of Art at the Pratt Institute is widely recognized as one of the most extensive art education programs available. Pratt’s program itself, along with its professional and highly experienced faculty yield an ideal learning environment for students. The faculty’s work, art, projects, and more at Pratt is noticed across the globe for its success. Pratt receives an overall B grade from Niche.com and has a 62% graduation rate.


3. The New School for Design at Parsons

Tuition & Fees: $21,040

The Parsons School of Design was founded in 1896 and is well known for its innovative and extensive art education program. The New School focuses on providing an advanced, innovative, and pioneering learning environment for students. Parson’s education approach includes prioritizing humanities and culture, project-based learning, and critical contemporary issues. Parsons School of Design also has a campus located in Paris, France. Parsons is rated with 3.6 out of 5 stars on Niche.


2. Rhode Island School of Design

Tuition & Fees: $47,110

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is one of the oldest and most notable Fine Arts schools in the United States. With its great location between Boston and New York City, RISD offers ideal art and design courses with a range of opportunities. Founded in 1877, the Rhode Island School of Design offers 19 bachelors and masters degree programs, focused on art, architecture, design and other related fields. Niche.com gives RISD an overall A grade based on its programs. Approximately 87% of attendees graduate from the program.


1. Maryland Institute College of Art

Tuition & Fees: $45,400

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), originated in 1826, is a leading college specializing in a number of art and design programs. MICA is currently ranked in the top 10 of Masters of Fine Arts programs in visual arts; the institute is rated number three in graphic design and sculpture, and number four in painting and drawing, based on a report from US News. Parade Magazine named the Maryland Institute College of Art one of the top two studio art programs available in the United States. MICA is certainly an ideal choice for a number of art majors. according to CollegeScorecard.ed.gov., MICA yields a 72.5% graduation rate.


*Tuition and fees are based on averages of a full year of education or a total of two semesters. These numbers are subject to change each year based on changes in tuition and/or fees.

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