The undergraduate and graduate architecture programs at the College of Environmental Design have moved up in the latest national rankings.
The Department of Architecture jumped to No. 12 nationally among all architecture schools, up from No. 19 in last year’s survey by DesignIntelligence, a highly respected survey of architecture employers across the country.
In a separate ranking of graduate programs, the Master of Interior Architecture programs – a joint program offered by Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture and College of the Extended University in partnership with UCLA Extension – rose to No. 8 this year, up from No. 10 last year.
To gather data for its “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools Survey,” DesignIntelligence asked architecture and design hiring professionals across the United States to consider which schools are the best at equipping their students for a future in the design industry. Here’s where the department placed:
No. 12 (up from No. 19 in 2017 )
Master of Interior Architecture
No. 8 (up from No. 10 in 2017 )
In addition to overall rankings, the survey also ranks schools on specific criteria that demonstrate how well their programs prepare students for careers in the profession. The Department of Architecture held on to Top 10 spots in the following categories:
DesignIntelligence Category Rankings
No. 6 — Construction
No. 5 —Engineering Fundamentals
No. 8 — Healthy Built Environments
No. 7 — Project Planning and Management
No. 5 — Practice Management
No. 10 — Sustainable Built Environments/Adaptive Design/Resilient Design
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