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Hone your artistic skills by attending one of the very best art schools in the United States. Ranking in the Top 10 Art Schools*, Top 50 Graphic Design Schools* and Top 100 National Universities** in the US. The Department of Art provides some of the best educational opportunities available in the country.

The Top Art Colleges in The US

Top 10 Best Art Schools in the US*

  • CUNY – Hunter College
  • Florida State University
  • University of Denver
  • School of Visual Arts
  • University of Florida
  • Michigan State University
  • University at Buffalo
  • The University of Texas – Dallas
  • Montclair State University
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art

Top 20 Art School according to Accredited Schools Online

"Aspiring artists studying at the University at Buffalo can focus on art and design, art history, or visual studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Curriculum combines developing creative skills with academic knowledge in critical theory and aesthetics to create thoughtful artists who can communicate their unique visions. Graduate students in the art department are eligible for an exchange program with Beijing, where students embark on cross-cultural art collaborations with Tsinghua University. Graduates of the school’s art programs find employment at art galleries, museums, and design and advertising firms, as well as colleges and universities."

Top 50 Best Graphic Design Schools in The US*

The Department of Art places in the top 50 Graphic Design Schools accross the country, with out program continually growing and expanding to provide you with the best opportunities available to get ahead.

Top 100 Best Universities in the US**

According to USNews, University at Buffalo--SUNY is ranked #79 in National Universities.

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Other Rankings

Overall school rankings 2018:

  • Ranked #11 Art School in New York
  • Ranked #24 Art School in The Northeast
  • Ranked #57 Art School in USA

Programs rankings 2018:

State of NY Ranking

  • Ranked #5 Design & Animation School
  • Ranked #7 Digital Arts School
  • Ranked #9 General Fine Arts School
Northeast Regional Ranking
  • Ranked #12 Digital Arts School
  • Ranked #12 Design & Animation School
  • Ranked #18 General Fine Arts School

USA National Ranking

  • Ranked #24 Digital Arts School
  • Ranked #39 Design & Animation School
  • Ranked #49 General Fine Arts School