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 184 136 (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 419 119 (2.3%) 19.8% 70 (59%) 49 (41%) 185 $48,300 $87,400
Wentworth Institute of Technology 462 110 (2.1%) 12.4% 36 (33%) 74 (67%) 78 $56,900 $96,800
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 71 106 (2.1%) 1.3% 46 (43%) 60 (57%) 49 $58,100 $102,000
University of California-Berkeley 24 106 (2.1%) 1.3% 54 (51%) 52 (49%) 26 $60,500 $112,000
Illinois Institute of Technology 286 105 (2%) 15.2% 44 (42%) 61 (58%) 43 $59,900 $105,000
Woodbury University 1055 103 (2%) 32.9% 39 (38%) 64 (62%) 419 $45,200 $76,100
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 105 97 (1.9%) 1.6% 51 (53%) 46 (47%) 82 $56,500 $96,100
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1033 90 (1.8%) 2.3% 29 (32%) 61 (68%) 568 $45,600 $71,800
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 114 86 (1.7%) 1.1% 47 (55%) 39 (45%) 195 $51,700 $86,900
Texas A - M University-College Station 150 84 (1.6%) .7% 45 (54%) 39 (46%) 64 $54,400 $99,700
Roger Williams University 485 84 (1.6%) 8.8% 42 (50%) 42 (50%) 691 $49,600 $68,000
The University of Texas at San Antonio 1215 82 (1.6%) 1.7% 34 (41%) 48 (59%) 515 $46,100 $73,300
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 385 81 (1.6%) 1.5% 44 (54%) 37 (46%) 307 $48,900 $81,500
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 615 80 (1.6%) 1.5% 32 (40%) 48 (60%) 159 $51,000 $88,600
Newschool of Architecture and Design 1360 80 (1.6%) 83.3% 28 (35%) 52 (65%)
Texas Tech University 456 79 (1.5%) 1.4% 26 (33%) 53 (67%) 146 $51,600 $89,400
University of Oregon 254 79 (1.5%) 1.7% 39 (49%) 40 (51%) 395 $44,100 $76,900
Kent State University at Kent 598 73 (1.4%) 1.4% 29 (40%) 44 (60%) 735 $41,000 $66,200
University of Houston 582 73 (1.4%) 1.1% 43 (59%) 30 (41%) 207 $51,800 $86,300
New York Institute of Technology 904 67 (1.3%) 9.3% 28 (42%) 39 (58%) 212 $53,200 $85,600
Iowa State University 267 67 (1.3%) 1% 31 (46%) 36 (54%) 283 $51,200 $82,400
University of Florida 67 67 (1.3%) .8% 41 (61%) 26 (39%) 223 $49,500 $85,100
University of Virginia-Main Campus 15 66 (1.3%) 1.6% 47 (71%) 19 (29%) 76 $57,300 $97,100
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 576 65 (1.3%) 1.3% 24 (37%) 41 (63%) 428 $48,000 $75,700
University of Illinois at Chicago 498 64 (1.2%) 1.6% 28 (44%) 36 (56%) 217 $51,500 $85,400
Ohio State University-Main Campus 84 63 (1.2%) .6% 22 (35%) 41 (65%) 283 $51,600 $82,400
Ball State University 524 63 (1.2%) 1.8% 31 (49%) 32 (51%) 593 $39,800 $71,100
The University of Texas at Arlington 949 59 (1.1%) .7% 16 (27%) 43 (73%) 258 $51,800 $83,000
Cornell University 26 58 (1.1%) 1.6% 33 (57%) 25 (43%) 34 $63,200 $109,000
University of Maryland-College Park 54 57 (1.1%) .8% 36 (63%) 21 (37%) 119 $55,200 $92,200
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 32 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 280 56 (1.1%) 1.5% 33 (59%) 23 (41%) 151 $57,800 $89,100
University of Kentucky 402 54 (1.1%) 1.2% 23 (43%) 31 (57%) 259 $46,100 $82,900
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 131 53 (1%) 3.7% 26 (49%) 27 (51%) 32 $64,400 $110,000
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus 988 52 (1%) 2.2% 14 (27%) 38 (73%) 213 $50,000 $85,500
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 163 50 (1%) .4% 31 (62%) 19 (38%) 172 $54,300 $87,800
University at Buffalo 179 50 (1%) 1% 16 (32%) 34 (68%) 272 $47,600 $82,600
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 249 50 (1%) 1.1% 24 (48%) 26 (52%) 331 $46,500 $80,300
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico 1455 48 (.9%) 10.3% 18 (38%) 30 (63%)
North Dakota State University 661 48 (.9%) 2.1% 17 (35%) 31 (65%) 350 $49,500 $79,000
Catholic University of America 299 47 (.9%) 6.4% 21 (45%) 26 (55%) 315 $52,000 $81,100
The University of Texas at Austin 108 47 (.9%) .5% 26 (55%) 21 (45%) 79 $53,400 $96,400
University of Miami 141 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
Portland State University 1031 46 (.9%) 1% 16 (35%) 30 (65%) 489 $45,400 $74,100
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 88 46 (.9%) .6% 26 (57%) 20 (43%) 98 $55,100 $94,200
Carnegie Mellon University 58 45 (.9%) 3.3% 25 (56%) 20 (44%) 13 $69,400 $119,000
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 871 45 (.9%) 1.1% 16 (36%) 29 (64%) 259 $40,700 $82,900
University of Arkansas 379 44 (.9%) 1% 23 (52%) 21 (48%) 416 $48,600 $76,200
CUNY City College 724 43 (.8%) 1.8% 20 (47%) 23 (53%) 341 $51,300 $79,500
University of Central Florida 291 43 (.8%) .3% 18 (42%) 25 (58%) 607 $43,500 $70,700
Florida Atlantic University 816 42 (.8%) .7% 21 (50%) 21 (50%) 590 $45,100 $71,200
University of Arizona 376 42 (.8%) .6% 19 (45%) 23 (55%) 189 $50,500 $87,100
Clemson University 119 40 (.8%) 1% 14 (35%) 26 (65%) 187 $54,100 $87,300
Rice University 25 40 (.8%) 4% 29 (73%) 11 (28%) 24 $62,300 $113,000
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 487 40 (.8%) 7% 20 (50%) 20 (50%) 526 $45,100 $73,000
Tulane University of Louisiana 94 39 (.8%) 2.2% 14 (36%) 25 (64%) 172 $45,600 $87,800
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 1443 38 (.7%) 4.5% 10 (26%) 28 (74%)
Prairie View A - M University 1320 38 (.7%) 3.4% 16 (42%) 22 (58%) 350 $52,100 $79,000
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 944 38 (.7%) 1.2% 13 (34%) 25 (66%) 376 $44,600 $77,500
Miami University-Oxford 121 38 (.7%) .9% 22 (58%) 16 (42%) 109 $50,500 $93,200
Kennesaw State University 767 36 (.7%) .8% 14 (39%) 22 (61%)
Arizona State University-Tempe 275 36 (.7%) .4% 15 (42%) 21 (58%) 304 $49,300 $81,600
Morgan State University 1267 35 (.7%) 3.6% 12 (34%) 23 (66%) 822 $46,500 $62,500
Marywood University 430 34 (.7%) 7.6% 11 (32%) 23 (68%) 863 $38,200 $60,500
Louisiana State University and Agricultural - Mechanical College 357 33 (.6%) .7% 15 (45%) 18 (55%) 265 $47,000 $82,800
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 368 32 (.6%) .8% 14 (44%) 18 (56%) 320 $44,600 $80,900
University of Utah 331 31 (.6%) .6% 8 (26%) 23 (74%) 149 $49,400 $89,200
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 483 31 (.6%) .7% 18 (58%) 13 (42%) 265 $46,500 $82,800
University of Notre Dame 12 31 (.6%) 1.4% 15 (48%) 16 (52%) 45 $61,200 $104,000
Boston Architectural College 31 (.6%) 54.4% 8 (26%) 23 (74%)
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 111 29 (.6%) .8% 13 (45%) 16 (55%) 26 $65,300 $112,000
Washington State University 447 27 (.5%) .5% 13 (48%) 14 (52%) 151 $50,400 $89,100
Drury University 667 26 (.5%) 4.2% 9 (35%) 17 (65%) 950 $38,900 $53,000
Mississippi State University 554 26 (.5%) .7% 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 370 $45,200 $77,700
University of Detroit Mercy 461 26 (.5%) 3.9% 10 (38%) 16 (62%) 346 $50,300 $79,200
Keene State College 522 26 (.5%) 2.5% 9 (35%) 17 (65%) 517 $45,100 $73,100
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 77 26 (.5%) 14% 14 (54%) 12 (46%) 32 $65,700 $110,000
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 257 25 (.5%) .6% 12 (48%) 13 (52%) 233 $49,300 $84,200
Judson University 869 24 (.5%) 8.2% 10 (42%) 14 (58%)
South Dakota State University 680 22 (.4%) 1.1% 9 (41%) 13 (59%) 434 $43,500 $75,600
California College of the Arts 704 22 (.4%) 6.7% 10 (45%) 12 (55%) 181 $48,600 $87,500
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 1011 22 (.4%) .5% 11 (50%) 11 (50%) 423 $44,400 $76,000
Drexel University 448 21 (.4%) .6% 6 (29%) 15 (71%) 111 $57,700 $92,900
University of Idaho 565 20 (.4%) 1.2% 4 (20%) 16 (80%) 213 $48,300 $85,500
University of San Francisco 265 19 (.4%) 1.2% 11 (58%) 8 (42%) 65 $51,100 $99,500
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 993 19 (.4%) 1.2% 7 (37%) 12 (63%) 610 $42,400 $70,600
Tuskegee University 1261 19 (.4%) 4.2% 6 (32%) 13 (68%) 682 $53,300 $68,300
University of California-Los Angeles 27 19 (.4%) .2% 16 (84%) 3 (16%) 73 $53,100 $98,100
Columbia University in the City of New York 8 19 (.4%) .9% 12 (63%) 7 (37%) 34 $64,000 $109,000
Andrews University 713 18 (.4%) 4.8% 8 (44%) 10 (56%) 756 $43,100 $65,000
Lehigh University 72 18 (.4%) 1.5% 12 (67%) 6 (33%) 26 $62,900 $112,000
University of Southern California 53 17 (.3%) .3% 9 (53%) 8 (47%) 60 $56,100 $100,000
Norwich University 710 17 (.3%) 2.9% 9 (53%) 8 (47%) 189 $46,800 $87,100
Washington University in St Louis 21 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
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred 683 12 (.2%) 3.3% 2 (17%) 10 (83%)
Howard University 358 12 (.2%) .9% 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 259 $50,000 $82,900
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 148 12 (.2%) .2% 7 (58%) 5 (42%) 163 $52,400 $88,300
Barnard College 52 12 (.2%) 2% 12 (100%) 0
Yale University 3 9 (.2%) .7% 5 (56%) 4 (44%) 49 $60,800 $102,000
Princeton University 1 9 (.2%) .7% 6 (67%) 3 (33%) 3 $65,700 $131,000
Middlebury College 43 9 (.2%) 1.3% 7 (78%) 2 (22%) 220 $49,200 $85,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5 9 (.2%) .8% 8 (89%) 1 (11%) 2 $78,300 $134,000
Tufts University 38 8 (.2%) .6% 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 41 $56,700 $106,000
University of the District of Columbia 8 (.2%) 2.1% 4 (50%) 4 (50%)
Wellesley College 34 7 (.1%) 1.2% 7 (100%) 0 242 $51,000 $83,900
Smith College 86 6 (.1%) .9% 6 (100%) 0 298 $41,600 $81,700
Ithaca College 297 5 (.1%) .3% 3 (60%) 2 (40%) 155 $43,600 $88,800
Hampshire College 517 5 (.1%) 1.7% 2 (40%) 3 (60%)
Bennington College 458 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 677 1 (%) .1% 1 (100%) 0 829 $42,000 $62,200
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