UT’s Architecture School Ranks No. 4 in the Nation


The UT School of Architecture is no stranger to accolades. In June, the school was ranked second in the nation in overall student satisfaction.

Now, based on the opinion of one of the groups that matters most to students—their potential employers—the school placed high on a list of the nation’s top architecture schools.

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked in the top 10 of Architectural Record‘s Top Architecture Schools 2013 rankings. Up from sixth place last year, the undergraduate program landed in fourth place for 2014—behind only Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cornell, and Rice. The program reached its highest-ever ranking in 2012 at second place.

The graduate program came in at 10th. Its highest ranking was in 2010, when it reached fifth place. Harvard, Yale, and Columbia took the top three spots in the graduate category this year.

The rankings are calculated based on responses from architecture firms and corporations to the question “Which architecture programs best prepare students for practice?” For the 2014 list, the Greenway Group, which led the research, surveyed 693 professional practices, up from 282 last year.

Architectural Record also surveyed deans and chairs of architecture schools on what they consider to be issues facing educators and polled 2,760 students on their satisfaction with their educations—although those surveys didn’t factor into the rankings.

Photo courtesy UTSOA via Flickr Creative Commons.


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