Top Architecture Bachelors degree Programs - 2018

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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3,225 (56%)
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Wentworth Institute of Technology 482 192 (3.4%) 24.5% 75 (39%) 117 (61%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
New Jersey Institute of Technology 330 148 (2.6%) 10.5% 53 (36%) 95 (64%) 60 $57,100 $100,000
Pratt Institute-Main 432 139 (2.4%) 20.6% 66 (47%) 73 (53%) 185 $48,300 $87,400
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 180 132 (2.3%) 3% 63 (48%) 69 (52%) 49 $59,300 $102,000
Illinois Institute of Technology 359 115 (2%) 16.8% 45 (39%) 70 (61%) 43 $59,900 $105,000
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 100 112 (2%) 1.5% 50 (45%) 62 (55%) 195 $51,700 $86,900
Syracuse University 160 108 (1.9%) 3.1% 61 (56%) 47 (44%) 209 $51,900 $86,000
Texas Tech University 474 106 (1.9%) 2% 40 (38%) 66 (62%) 146 $51,600 $89,400
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1029 105 (1.8%) 2.7% 36 (34%) 69 (66%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
University of California-Berkeley 23 104 (1.8%) 1.4% 56 (54%) 48 (46%) 26 $60,500 $112,000
University of Southern California 50 100 (1.7%) 1.9% 48 (48%) 52 (52%) 60 $56,100 $100,000
University of Florida 61 93 (1.6%) 1.1% 45 (48%) 48 (52%) 223 $49,500 $85,100
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 62 91 (1.6%) 1.1% 48 (53%) 43 (47%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
Kent State University at Kent 559 89 (1.6%) 1.8% 33 (37%) 56 (63%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1272 88 (1.5%) 1.9% 26 (30%) 62 (70%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 105 87 (1.5%) 1.5% 47 (54%) 40 (46%) 82 $56,500 $96,100
Texas A - M University-College Station 154 86 (1.5%) .8% 49 (57%) 37 (43%) 64 $54,400 $99,700
Roger Williams University 501 79 (1.4%) 7.8% 30 (38%) 49 (62%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
New York Institute of Technology 873 76 (1.3%) 7.7% 22 (29%) 54 (71%) 212 $53,200 $85,600
Woodbury University 1084 73 (1.3%) 25.4% 24 (33%) 49 (67%) 419 $45,200 $76,100
University at Buffalo 175 73 (1.3%) 1.5% 29 (40%) 44 (60%) 272 $47,600 $82,600
Ohio State University-Main Campus 74 72 (1.3%) .7% 28 (39%) 44 (61%) 283 $51,600 $82,400
Iowa State University 261 70 (1.2%) 1.2% 31 (44%) 39 (56%) 283 $51,200 $82,400
Northeastern University 281 68 (1.2%) 1.7% 40 (59%) 28 (41%) 151 $57,800 $89,100
Florida Atlantic University 951 66 (1.2%) 1.2% 31 (47%) 35 (53%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 338 66 (1.2%) 1.2% 30 (45%) 36 (55%) 307 $48,900 $81,500
University of Arkansas 381 65 (1.1%) 1.4% 24 (37%) 41 (63%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
Ball State University 510 63 (1.1%) 1.9% 22 (35%) 41 (65%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
Lawrence Technological University 991 63 (1.1%) 19% 24 (38%) 39 (62%) 122 $53,200 $91,800
University of Virginia-Main Campus 15 63 (1.1%) 1.6% 38 (60%) 25 (40%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
Newschool of Architecture and Design 1344 61 (1.1%) 84.7% 18 (30%) 43 (70%)
Auburn University 203 59 (1%) 1.3% 27 (46%) 32 (54%) 169 $48,700 $88,000
Rhode Island School of Design 117 58 (1%) 11.4% 28 (48%) 30 (52%) 279 $48,500 $82,500
Philadelphia University 485 58 (1%) 9.4% 24 (41%) 34 (59%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
University of Oregon 274 58 (1%) 1.2% 25 (43%) 33 (57%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
Clemson University 106 57 (1%) 1.4% 29 (51%) 28 (49%) 187 $54,100 $87,300
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 26 57 (1%) .8% 31 (54%) 26 (46%) 67 $60,600 $98,900
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 647 56 (1%) 1.2% 25 (45%) 31 (55%) 159 $51,000 $88,600
The University of Texas at Arlington 1095 55 (1%) .7% 26 (47%) 29 (53%) 258 $51,800 $83,000
Morgan State University 1308 54 (.9%) 6% 21 (39%) 33 (61%) 822 $46,500 $62,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 120 54 (.9%) 4.3% 29 (54%) 25 (46%) 32 $64,400 $110,000
University of Kentucky 411 53 (.9%) 1.2% 21 (40%) 32 (60%) 259 $46,100 $82,900
Cornell University 24 53 (.9%) 1.4% 27 (51%) 26 (49%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
Catholic University of America 344 53 (.9%) 6.6% 27 (51%) 26 (49%) 315 $52,000 $81,100
University of Houston 686 52 (.9%) .8% 12 (23%) 40 (77%) 207 $51,800 $86,300
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 572 51 (.9%) 1% 22 (43%) 29 (57%) 428 $48,000 $75,700
CUNY City College 683 51 (.9%) 2.3% 24 (47%) 27 (53%) 341 $51,300 $79,500
Southern California Institute of Architecture 51 (.9%) 100% 16 (31%) 35 (69%)
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 1042 49 (.9%) 1.5% 12 (24%) 37 (76%) 376 $44,600 $77,500
University of Maryland-College Park 58 49 (.9%) .7% 23 (47%) 26 (53%) 119 $55,200 $92,200
University of Arizona 483 49 (.9%) .7% 23 (47%) 26 (53%) 189 $50,500 $87,100
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 1455 49 (.9%) 5.5% 18 (37%) 31 (63%)
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico 1431 48 (.8%) 9% 23 (48%) 25 (52%)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 374 47 (.8%) 1.3% 11 (23%) 36 (77%) 320 $44,600 $80,900
Tulane University of Louisiana 104 45 (.8%) 2.5% 22 (49%) 23 (51%) 172 $45,600 $87,800
Portland State University 1026 45 (.8%) 1.1% 20 (44%) 25 (56%) 489 $45,400 $74,100
Arizona State University-Tempe 309 45 (.8%) .5% 17 (38%) 28 (62%) 304 $49,300 $81,600
Miami University-Oxford 102 45 (.8%) 1.2% 20 (44%) 25 (56%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
The University of Texas at Austin 98 43 (.8%) .4% 24 (56%) 19 (44%) 79 $53,400 $96,400
Rice University 25 42 (.7%) 4.2% 22 (52%) 20 (48%) 24 $62,300 $113,000
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 85 42 (.7%) .5% 21 (50%) 21 (50%) 98 $55,100 $94,200
North Dakota State University 605 42 (.7%) 1.8% 19 (45%) 23 (55%) 350 $49,500 $79,000
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 260 41 (.7%) .9% 15 (37%) 26 (63%) 331 $46,500 $80,300
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 920 40 (.7%) 2.4% 18 (45%) 22 (55%) 610 $42,400 $70,600
University of Illinois at Chicago 456 40 (.7%) 1% 15 (38%) 25 (63%) 217 $51,500 $85,400
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 819 39 (.7%) 1% 14 (36%) 25 (64%) 259 $40,700 $82,900
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 147 39 (.7%) .4% 19 (49%) 20 (51%) 172 $54,300 $87,800
Prairie View A - M University 1339 38 (.7%) 3.5% 17 (45%) 21 (55%) 350 $52,100 $79,000
Carnegie Mellon University 57 38 (.7%) 2.8% 23 (61%) 15 (39%) 13 $69,400 $119,000
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 96 37 (.6%) 1.1% 24 (65%) 13 (35%) 26 $65,300 $112,000
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 263 37 (.6%) .9% 16 (43%) 21 (57%) 233 $49,300 $84,200
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 1037 37 (.6%) 1.7% 13 (35%) 24 (65%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Washington State University 426 36 (.6%) .7% 15 (42%) 21 (58%) 151 $50,400 $89,100
Kennesaw State University 35 (.6%) .7% 10 (29%) 25 (71%)
Drexel University 437 34 (.6%) .9% 8 (24%) 26 (76%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
University of Notre Dame 11 33 (.6%) 1.5% 22 (67%) 11 (33%) 45 $61,200 $104,000
University of Utah 366 31 (.5%) .6% 8 (26%) 23 (74%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Louisiana State University and Agricultural - Mechanical College 355 29 (.5%) .6% 12 (41%) 17 (59%) 265 $47,000 $82,800
California College of the Arts 857 29 (.5%) 9.5% 13 (45%) 16 (55%) 181 $48,600 $87,500
Drury University 473 28 (.5%) 4.1% 15 (54%) 13 (46%) 950 $38,900 $53,000
Boston Architectural College 1488 28 (.5%) 50.9% 5 (18%) 23 (82%)
University of Miami 128 28 (.5%) 1.1% 13 (46%) 15 (54%) 365 $50,600 $78,000
Mississippi State University 527 28 (.5%) .8% 9 (32%) 19 (68%) 370 $45,200 $77,700
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 488 27 (.5%) .6% 6 (22%) 21 (78%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
Keene State College 495 26 (.5%) 2.8% 8 (31%) 18 (69%) 517 $45,100 $73,100
University of Detroit Mercy 568 26 (.5%) 3.6% 13 (50%) 13 (50%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 144 25 (.4%) .4% 12 (48%) 13 (52%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Columbia University in the City of New York 9 25 (.4%) 1.1% 14 (56%) 11 (44%) 34 $64,000 $109,000
University of Idaho 623 24 (.4%) 1.4% 9 (38%) 15 (63%) 213 $48,300 $85,500
Judson University 932 23 (.4%) 9.4% 11 (48%) 12 (52%)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 116 23 (.4%) .4% 15 (65%) 8 (35%) 238 $50,000 $84,000
Marywood University 446 22 (.4%) 5.8% 10 (45%) 12 (55%) 863 $38,200 $60,500
University of California-Los Angeles 28 22 (.4%) .3% 9 (41%) 13 (59%) 73 $53,100 $98,100
University of Central Florida 289 22 (.4%) .2% 9 (41%) 13 (59%) 607 $43,500 $70,700
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 44 22 (.4%) 11.9% 7 (32%) 15 (68%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
University of San Francisco 248 20 (.3%) 1.2% 15 (75%) 5 (25%) 65 $51,100 $99,500
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 985 20 (.3%) .5% 6 (30%) 14 (70%) 423 $44,400 $76,000
Yale University 3 18 (.3%) 1.3% 12 (67%) 6 (33%) 49 $60,800 $102,000
Tuskegee University 1164 17 (.3%) 3.7% 7 (41%) 10 (59%) 682 $53,300 $68,300
Academy of Art University 17 (.3%) 1.5% 5 (29%) 12 (71%)
Howard University 431 17 (.3%) 1.3% 9 (53%) 8 (47%) 259 $50,000 $82,900
Lehigh University 67 16 (.3%) 1.3% 7 (44%) 9 (56%) 26 $62,900 $112,000
Washington University in St Louis 18 14 (.2%) .8% 6 (43%) 8 (57%) 47 $56,700 $103,000
University of Pennsylvania 8 14 (.2%) .5% 11 (79%) 3 (21%) 8 $62,200 $124,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6 12 (.2%) 1.1% 8 (67%) 4 (33%) 2 $78,300 $134,000
Norwich University 641 11 (.2%) 2% 5 (45%) 6 (55%) 189 $46,800 $87,100
South Dakota State University 598 10 (.2%) .5% 2 (20%) 8 (80%) 434 $43,500 $75,600
Andrews University 603 10 (.2%) 2.4% 5 (50%) 5 (50%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
Princeton University 1 10 (.2%) .8% 3 (30%) 7 (70%) 3 $65,700 $131,000
University of the District of Columbia 9 (.2%) 2.3% 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
Ithaca College 264 8 (.1%) .6% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 155 $43,600 $88,800
Barnard College 51 8 (.1%) 1.3% 8 (100%) 0
Wellesley College 34 8 (.1%) 1.4% 8 (100%) 0 242 $51,000 $83,900
Middlebury College 41 8 (.1%) 1.2% 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 220 $49,200 $85,200
Southern University and A - M College 1395 7 (.1%) 1.1% 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
Smith College 80 7 (.1%) 1% 7 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Hampshire College 378 7 (.1%) 2% 5 (71%) 2 (29%)
Bennington College 457 5 (.1%) 3% 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Tufts University 33 4 (.1%) .3% 1 (25%) 3 (75%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred 797 2 (%) .7% 0 2 (100%)
Kansas State University 554 1 (%) % 1 (100%) 0 292 $48,300 $82,000
University of Maine at Augusta 1 (%) .2% 0 1 (100%) 918 $36,900 $56,400
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