2021 Best Top Art, Music, & Design Schools Rankings

Top Art, Music, & Design Schools Ranking Overview

The Colburn Conservatory of Music ranked first and Curtis Institute of Music ranked second in Top Art, Music, & Design Schools rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the schools is $32,958. The average number of student population is 961 and the average student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1. Below statements are summarizing average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Top Art, Music, & Design Schools. For the statistics, we include top 20 schools out of total 125 Top Art, Music, & Design Schools.
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Best Top Art, Music, & Design Schools Comparison Table

RankCollege NameTuition & FeesPopulationGraduation RateFinancial AidStudent to Faculty Ratio
1The Colburn Conservatory of Music
Los Angeles, CA
$50,741120--5 to 1
2Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA
$2,52517169%100%2 to 1
3The Juilliard School
New York, NY
$47,37094296%77%5 to 1
4Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
$52,8602,46789%39%9 to 1
6University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston Salem, NC
$25,9011,04275%68%7 to 1
7San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
$47,56039861%100%8 to 1
8Pratt Institute-Main
Brooklyn, NY
$53,8245,01570%74%9 to 1
9California Jazz Conservatory
Berkeley, CA
$19,90054-48%6 to 1
10College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI
$45,8151,48570%100%10 to 1
11Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc
Pittsburgh, PA
$23,32021792%43%17 to 1
12Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
$40,39685464%98%11 to 1
13Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
$49,1301,00888%78%5 to 1
14Los Angeles College of Music
Pasadena, CA
$25,65029047%23%5 to 1
15The New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, MA
$50,46083881%93%5 to 1
16Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA
$38,07514,08670%91%21 to 1
17California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
$51,4661,50661%85%7 to 1
18Beverly Hills Design Institute
Beverly Hills, CA
$23,220967%78%5 to 1
19KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts
Dallas, TX
$17,46011168%64%10 to 1
20Design Institute of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$25,6209856%48%7 to 1
21Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD
$50,3302,17872%95%9 to 1
22American Musical and Dramatic Academy
New York, NY
$40,4441,67675%91%9 to 1
23Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
$45,6606,96365%55%10 to 1
24Louisiana Culinary Institute
Baton Rouge, LA
$14,57512557%54%16 to 1
25The Creative Center
Omaha, NE
$27,7553977%61%9 to 1
26Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication
Cedar Park, TX
$88,00015-47%3 to 1
27School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$48,7543,63970%87%11 to 1
28Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
$44,9322,24969%62%8 to 1
29Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA
$38,4002,08771%74%10 to 1
30Visible Music College
Memphis, TN
$20,25017243%94%6 to 1
31Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland, OH
$43,30567060%94%9 to 1
32Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
$48,3801,14466%81%8 to 1
33Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Grand Rapids, MI
$13,86012994%77%12 to 1
34Laguna College of Art and Design
Laguna Beach, CA
$31,60075857%100%12 to 1
35Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
$34,33520148%100%10 to 1
36Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL
$47,9701,56167%92%11 to 1
37Delaware College of Art and Design
Wilmington, DE
$25,77011858%91%9 to 1
38New York School of Interior Design
New York, NY
$32,68253776%30%10 to 1
39John A Gupton College
Nashville, TN
$11,15816843%67%11 to 1
40Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, OH
$45,14040285%100%5 to 1
41American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$36,19026356%98%14 to 1
42The Art Institute of Cincinnati-AIC College of Design
Cincinnati, OH
$15,67417-85%6 to 1
43The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
$46,6801,91461%98%8 to 1
44School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
$41,9004,39070%46%8 to 1
45FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$32,7322,22171%52%18 to 1
46Musicians Institute
Hollywood, CA
$25,3251,10562%39%5 to 1
47Columbus College of Art and Design
Columbus, OH
$36,7501,09465%100%9 to 1
49Nossi College of Art
Nashville, TN
$17,80030363%84%8 to 1
50FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$32,73221871%59%11 to 1
51Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee, WI
$38,55075659%100%11 to 1
52Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, PA
$43,08239772%100%7 to 1
53Columbia College Hollywood
Tarzana, CA
$24,49554049%55%14 to 1
54Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA
$33,36062554%99%10 to 1
55Newschool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA
$28,38653743%68%8 to 1
56Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Lancaster, PA
$26,60025144%96%10 to 1
57Memphis College of Art
Memphis, TN
$33,13011654%99%6 to 1
59Theatre of Arts
Hollywood, CA
$19,8003627%65%3 to 1
60New Hampshire Institute of Art
Manchester, NH
$28,080337-100%8 to 1
62Southern California Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA
$46,49250694%42%11 to 1
64California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
$51,0921,80564%74%11 to 1
65American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York
New York, NY
$36,19027081%40%8 to 1
66Boston Architectural College
Boston, MA
$24,19866313%48%3 to 1
67Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville, TN
$24,75019342%92%7 to 1
68Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO
$39,20067261%100%9 to 1
69The Modern College of Design
Kettering, OH
$29,50721067%69%13 to 1
70New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
New York, NY
$33,56125774%100%18 to 1
71Southwest University of Visual Arts-Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
$22,5884919%50%4 to 1
72Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA
$40,37627364%100%7 to 1
73Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR
$40,37557443%99%10 to 1
75San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA
$46,61438146%91%9 to 1
77Paier College of Art Inc
Hamden, CT
$17,5708361%49%3 to 1
78Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland, OR
$34,850137-96%6 to 1
80Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson
Tucson, AZ
$23,04412517%75%10 to 1
82Maine College of Art
Portland, ME
$36,42446254%100%8 to 1
84Interior Designers Institute
Newport Beach, CA
$18,250192-27%14 to 1
86Helms College
Macon, GA
$14,11730479%61%15 to 1
90Hussian College-Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
$21,9908170%100%8 to 1
92Culinary Institute Inc
Houston, TX
$16,44033974%51%8 to 1
93Montserrat College of Art
Beverly, MA
$34,35036758%100%12 to 1
94Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
Philadelphia, PA
$14,5753667%78%7 to 1
95Los Angeles Film School
Hollywood, CA
$32,0003,80655%57%24 to 1
96Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, MI
97American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, CA
$30,45646-8%6 to 1
98Cortiva Institute-Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL
$10,82115070%74%25 to 1
99SAE Expression College
Emeryville, CA
$25,67260357%64%15 to 1
100Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, MA
$44,73024450%87%6 to 1
101Douglas Education Center
Monessen, PA
$18,24021385%66%11 to 1
103New York Film Academy
Burbank, CA
$31,4471,38969%58%7 to 1
104Seattle Film Institute
Seattle, WA
$30,24010086%48%7 to 1
105Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Houston, TX
$13,36320544%65%24 to 1
110Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$18,64884645%86%18 to 1
111The Art Institute of Seattle
Seattle, WA
$17,46085728%86%18 to 1
116The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
$17,53243131%96%9 to 1
117Institute of Production and Recording
Minneapolis, MN
$19,65620363%72%14 to 1
119Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin
Austin, TX
$30,26050687%68%23 to 1
121Miami International University of Art & Design-Art Institute Dallas
Dallas, TX
$19,35466118%91%15 to 1
126Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Lakewood, CO
$19,6701,05443%74%8 to 1
127AI Miami International University of Art and Design
Miami, FL
$19,3541,38436%92%22 to 1
134Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service
Decatur, GA
$11,70020096%71%35 to 1
135The Art Institute of Houston
Houston, TX
$19,35494728%91%16 to 1
136Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
Dallas, TX
$11,87018775%24%11 to 1
140Delta College of Arts & Technology
Baton Rouge, LA
$28,60025249%82%15 to 1
143L'Ecole Culinaire-St Louis
St. Louis, MO
$13,310130--14 to 1
149L'Ecole Culinaire-Memphis
Cordova, TN
$13,745272--25 to 1
151L'Ecole Culinaire-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
$14,225124--22 to 1
152The Art Institute of Austin
Austin, TX
$19,35454625%94%17 to 1
155The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Henderson, NV
$17,316592-84%15 to 1
156The Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$19,3541,24623%93%23 to 1
157American Film Institute Conservatory
Los Angeles, CA
159Broadview Entertainment Arts University
Salt Lake City, UT
$14,8508523%82%8 to 1
160International College of Broadcasting
Dayton, OH
$14,6605456%91%8 to 1
162Sotheby's Institute of Art-NY
New York, NY
163American Academy of Art
Chicago, IL
$35,27024253%70%9 to 1
164Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Blue Lake, CA
$13,40030100%25%4 to 1
165Platt College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
$17,23514573%60%12 to 1
166Christie's Education
New York, NY
167FINE Mortuary College
Norwood, MA
$20,520101100%45%9 to 1
168Columbia College
Centreville, VA
$9,94014464%74%11 to 1
169Worsham College of Mortuary Science
Wheeling, IL
$21,80095-64%16 to 1
170New York Academy of Art
New York, NY
171Conway School of Landscape Design
Northampton, MA
172Sessions College for Professional Design
Tempe, AZ
$9,06016060%57%8 to 1
173Northwest College of Art & Design
Tacoma, WA
$18,1008552%78%21 to 1
175American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service
New York, NY
$17,77544025%49%22 to 1
177School of Architecture at Taliesin
Scottsdale, AZ
178Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Van Nuys, CA
$31,5681460%29%14 to 1
Average$32,95896163%75%9 to 1