Top Architecture Bachelors degree Programs - 2019

Architecture is a lot more than simply drawing up blueprints for buildings, it’s a field that brings together science, math, art, and history. Architecture majors utilize creative problem solving skills as well as analytical thinking to theorize how a structure could be built or restored, how it would affect the area around it, what the style says about it, and so much more. Students will work in teams, create models, write research papers, and delve into the rich history of architecture in their pursuit for a degree.

Architecture students take a vast array of courses that may surprise some people. Courses include classes like: physics, engineering, art, 3D modeling, tectonics, calculus, and history. The major tends to attract observant and curious minds who enjoy hobbies like drawing. Those who pursue the major generally have a strong gravitation towards mathematics and sciences, both of which are used heavily in the architectural trade.

After graduation, architecture majors can pursue varied careers including: civil engineering, construction management, interior design, urban planning, landscaping, and real estate, among many others. Architecture majors will learn that their work will have a wide influence, as their creations affect not only the landscape around them, but also all of the people who come into contact with their work.

Architecture fun fact: In severe winds the Empire State Building may sway several feet to either side.

Celebrities who studied Architecture:  Art Garfunkel, musician — Simon & Garfunkel; Nick Mason, drummer – Pink Floyd; Courteney Cox, actress; George Takei, actor; “Weird Al” Yankovic, musician, comedian.

The average starting salary for a graduate with a degree in Architecture is $45100

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 187 136 (2.6%) 3% 65 (48%) 71 (52%) 49 $59,300 $102,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology 350 125 (2.4%) 8.3% 40 (32%) 85 (68%) 60 $57,100 $100,000
Pratt Institute-Main 414 119 (2.3%) 19.8% 70 (59%) 49 (41%) 185 $48,300 $87,400
Wentworth Institute of Technology 454 110 (2.1%) 12.4% 36 (33%) 74 (67%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
University of California-Berkeley 22 106 (2.1%) 1.3% 54 (51%) 52 (49%) 26 $60,500 $112,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 71 106 (2.1%) 1.3% 46 (43%) 60 (57%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
Illinois Institute of Technology 284 105 (2%) 15.2% 44 (42%) 61 (58%) 43 $59,900 $105,000
Woodbury University 1043 103 (2%) 32.9% 39 (38%) 64 (62%) 419 $45,200 $76,100
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 102 97 (1.9%) 1.6% 51 (53%) 46 (47%) 82 $56,500 $96,100
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1030 90 (1.8%) 2.3% 29 (32%) 61 (68%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 111 86 (1.7%) 1.1% 47 (55%) 39 (45%) 195 $51,700 $86,900
Roger Williams University 493 84 (1.6%) 8.8% 42 (50%) 42 (50%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
Texas A & M University-College Station 151 84 (1.6%) .7% 45 (54%) 39 (46%) 64 $54,400 $99,700
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1211 82 (1.6%) 1.7% 34 (41%) 48 (59%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 376 81 (1.6%) 1.5% 44 (54%) 37 (46%) 307 $48,900 $81,500
Newschool of Architecture and Design 1369 80 (1.6%) 83.3% 28 (35%) 52 (65%)
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 605 80 (1.6%) 1.5% 32 (40%) 48 (60%) 159 $51,000 $88,600
University of Oregon 251 79 (1.5%) 1.7% 39 (49%) 40 (51%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
Texas Tech University 451 79 (1.5%) 1.4% 26 (33%) 53 (67%) 146 $51,600 $89,400
University of Houston 575 73 (1.4%) 1.1% 43 (59%) 30 (41%) 207 $51,800 $86,300
Kent State University at Kent 585 73 (1.4%) 1.4% 29 (40%) 44 (60%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
University of Florida 68 67 (1.3%) .8% 41 (61%) 26 (39%) 223 $49,500 $85,100
New York Institute of Technology 895 67 (1.3%) 9.3% 28 (42%) 39 (58%) 212 $53,200 $85,600
Iowa State University 268 67 (1.3%) 1% 31 (46%) 36 (54%) 283 $51,200 $82,400
University of Virginia-Main Campus 13 66 (1.3%) 1.6% 47 (71%) 19 (29%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 567 65 (1.3%) 1.3% 24 (37%) 41 (63%) 428 $48,000 $75,700
University of Illinois at Chicago 488 64 (1.2%) 1.6% 28 (44%) 36 (56%) 217 $51,500 $85,400
Ball State University 517 63 (1.2%) 1.8% 31 (49%) 32 (51%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
Ohio State University-Main Campus 82 63 (1.2%) .6% 22 (35%) 41 (65%) 283 $51,600 $82,400
The University of Texas at Arlington 944 59 (1.1%) .7% 16 (27%) 43 (73%) 258 $51,800 $83,000
Cornell University 29 58 (1.1%) 1.6% 33 (57%) 25 (43%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
University of Maryland-College Park 53 57 (1.1%) .8% 36 (63%) 21 (37%) 119 $55,200 $92,200
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 33 57 (1.1%) .8% 33 (58%) 24 (42%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
Rhode Island School of Design 117 56 (1.1%) 11.4% 20 (36%) 36 (64%) 279 $48,500 $82,500
Northeastern University 286 56 (1.1%) 1.5% 33 (59%) 23 (41%) 151 $57,800 $89,100
University of Kentucky 395 54 (1.1%) 1.2% 23 (43%) 31 (57%) 259 $46,100 $82,900
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 132 53 (1%) 3.7% 26 (49%) 27 (51%) 32 $64,400 $110,000
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 983 52 (1%) 2.2% 14 (27%) 38 (73%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
University at Buffalo 177 50 (1%) 1% 16 (32%) 34 (68%) 272 $47,600 $82,600
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 162 50 (1%) .4% 31 (62%) 19 (38%) 172 $54,300 $87,800
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 250 50 (1%) 1.1% 24 (48%) 26 (52%) 331 $46,500 $80,300
North Dakota State University 656 48 (.9%) 2.1% 17 (35%) 31 (65%) 350 $49,500 $79,000
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico 1458 48 (.9%) 10.3% 18 (38%) 30 (63%)
The University of Texas at Austin 104 47 (.9%) .5% 26 (55%) 21 (45%) 79 $53,400 $96,400
Catholic University of America 309 47 (.9%) 6.4% 21 (45%) 26 (55%) 315 $52,000 $81,100
Portland State University 1024 46 (.9%) 1% 16 (35%) 30 (65%) 489 $45,400 $74,100
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 85 46 (.9%) .6% 26 (57%) 20 (43%) 98 $55,100 $94,200
University of Miami 138 46 (.9%) 1.7% 30 (65%) 16 (35%) 365 $50,600 $78,000
Auburn University 198 46 (.9%) 1% 24 (52%) 22 (48%) 169 $48,700 $88,000
Carnegie Mellon University 60 45 (.9%) 3.3% 25 (56%) 20 (44%) 13 $69,400 $119,000
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 864 45 (.9%) 1.1% 16 (36%) 29 (64%) 259 $40,700 $82,900
University of Arkansas 374 44 (.9%) 1% 23 (52%) 21 (48%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
University of Central Florida 291 43 (.8%) .3% 18 (42%) 25 (58%) 607 $43,500 $70,700
CUNY City College 715 43 (.8%) 1.8% 20 (47%) 23 (53%) 341 $51,300 $79,500
University of Arizona 383 42 (.8%) .6% 19 (45%) 23 (55%) 189 $50,500 $87,100
Florida Atlantic University 809 42 (.8%) .7% 21 (50%) 21 (50%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 479 40 (.8%) 7% 20 (50%) 20 (50%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Rice University 23 40 (.8%) 4% 29 (73%) 11 (28%) 24 $62,300 $113,000
Clemson University 118 40 (.8%) 1% 14 (35%) 26 (65%) 187 $54,100 $87,300
Tulane University of Louisiana 93 39 (.8%) 2.2% 14 (36%) 25 (64%) 172 $45,600 $87,800
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 1445 38 (.7%) 4.5% 10 (26%) 28 (74%)
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 932 38 (.7%) 1.2% 13 (34%) 25 (66%) 376 $44,600 $77,500
Miami University-Oxford 119 38 (.7%) .9% 22 (58%) 16 (42%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
Prairie View A & M University 1306 38 (.7%) 3.4% 16 (42%) 22 (58%) 350 $52,100 $79,000
Arizona State University-Tempe 273 36 (.7%) .4% 15 (42%) 21 (58%) 304 $49,300 $81,600
Kennesaw State University 36 (.7%) .8% 14 (39%) 22 (61%)
Morgan State University 1255 35 (.7%) 3.6% 12 (34%) 23 (66%) 822 $46,500 $62,500
Marywood University 419 34 (.7%) 7.6% 11 (32%) 23 (68%) 863 $38,200 $60,500
Louisiana State University and Agricultural - Mechanical College 352 33 (.6%) .7% 15 (45%) 18 (55%) 265 $47,000 $82,800
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 366 32 (.6%) .8% 14 (44%) 18 (56%) 320 $44,600 $80,900
University of Notre Dame 12 31 (.6%) 1.4% 15 (48%) 16 (52%) 45 $61,200 $104,000
University of Utah 329 31 (.6%) .6% 8 (26%) 23 (74%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Boston Architectural College 1572 31 (.6%) 54.4% 8 (26%) 23 (74%)
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 478 31 (.6%) .7% 18 (58%) 13 (42%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 112 29 (.6%) .8% 13 (45%) 16 (55%) 26 $65,300 $112,000
Washington State University 437 27 (.5%) .5% 13 (48%) 14 (52%) 151 $50,400 $89,100
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 46 26 (.5%) 14% 14 (54%) 12 (46%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
Drury University 662 26 (.5%) 4.2% 9 (35%) 17 (65%) 950 $38,900 $53,000
Keene State College 509 26 (.5%) 2.5% 9 (35%) 17 (65%) 517 $45,100 $73,100
Mississippi State University 545 26 (.5%) .7% 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 370 $45,200 $77,700
University of Detroit Mercy 453 26 (.5%) 3.9% 10 (38%) 16 (62%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 259 25 (.5%) .6% 12 (48%) 13 (52%) 233 $49,300 $84,200
Judson University 861 24 (.5%) 8.2% 10 (42%) 14 (58%)
South Dakota State University 671 22 (.4%) 1.1% 9 (41%) 13 (59%) 434 $43,500 $75,600
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 1008 22 (.4%) .5% 11 (50%) 11 (50%) 423 $44,400 $76,000
California College of the Arts 717 22 (.4%) 6.7% 10 (45%) 12 (55%) 181 $48,600 $87,500
Drexel University 440 21 (.4%) .6% 6 (29%) 15 (71%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
University of Idaho 554 20 (.4%) 1.2% 4 (20%) 16 (80%) 213 $48,300 $85,500
Columbia University in the City of New York 10 19 (.4%) .9% 12 (63%) 7 (37%) 34 $64,000 $109,000
University of California-Los Angeles 26 19 (.4%) .2% 16 (84%) 3 (16%) 73 $53,100 $98,100
Tuskegee University 1253 19 (.4%) 4.2% 6 (32%) 13 (68%) 682 $53,300 $68,300
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 988 19 (.4%) 1.2% 7 (37%) 12 (63%) 610 $42,400 $70,600
University of San Francisco 264 19 (.4%) 1.2% 11 (58%) 8 (42%) 65 $51,100 $99,500
Andrews University 709 18 (.4%) 4.8% 8 (44%) 10 (56%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
Lehigh University 74 18 (.4%) 1.5% 12 (67%) 6 (33%) 26 $62,900 $112,000
Norwich University 722 17 (.3%) 2.9% 9 (53%) 8 (47%) 189 $46,800 $87,100
University of Southern California 52 17 (.3%) .3% 9 (53%) 8 (47%) 60 $56,100 $100,000
Washington University in St Louis 20 16 (.3%) .9% 12 (75%) 4 (25%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
University of Pennsylvania 9 13 (.3%) .4% 9 (69%) 4 (31%) 8 $62,200 $124,000
Barnard College 51 12 (.2%) 2% 12 (100%) 0
Howard University 359 12 (.2%) .9% 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 259 $50,000 $82,900
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred 668 12 (.2%) 3.3% 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 147 12 (.2%) .2% 7 (58%) 5 (42%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Princeton University 1 9 (.2%) .7% 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 3 $65,700 $131,000
Middlebury College 42 9 (.2%) 1.3% 7 (78%) 2 (22%) 220 $49,200 $85,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4 9 (.2%) .8% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 2 $78,300 $134,000
Yale University 3 9 (.2%) .7% 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 49 $60,800 $102,000
University of the District of Columbia 8 (.2%) 2.1% 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
Tufts University 38 8 (.2%) .6% 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
Wellesley College 34 7 (.1%) 1.2% 7 (100%) 0 242 $51,000 $83,900
Smith College 90 6 (.1%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Hampshire College 524 5 (.1%) 1.7% 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Ithaca College 301 5 (.1%) .3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 155 $43,600 $88,800
Bennington College 465 4 (.1%) 3.2% 3 (75%) 1 (25%)
University of Maine at Augusta 2 (%) .5% 0 2 (100%) 918 $36,900 $56,400
California Baptist University 667 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 829 $42,000 $62,200
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