The Top 20 Fashion Schools in the US: The Full List - Fashionista
Whether you are itching to start your own fashion enterprise or aiming for a great position at an established fashion brand, the right institute can make a world of difference. CEOWORLD Magazine has crunched the numbers once again, releasing its annual list of best fashion schools in the world.
But where are the great fashion schools in the world and how do they stack up against one another?
New York-based Parsons School of Design claims the number one spot among 110 fashion schools, based on data compiled from more than 20,000 recruiters, 30,000 students, and 32,000 industry professionals. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp is number two, and London College of Fashion is number three.
Coming in at number four for 2017, is Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, followed by the UK’s Central Saint Martins (5th), Kingston University (6th), and Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (7th) in Finland. Rounding out the top 10 are Polimoda (8th), Japan’s Bunka Gakuen (9th) and Royal College of Art in London (10th).
To put together its list, CEOWORLD Magazine looked to “6 performance indicators,” which includes academic experience, admission eligibility, placement rate, recruiter feedback, specialization, and global reputation.Rank Fashion School Country Score 1 Parsons: Fashion, Art and Design School in New York US 98.7 2 Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Belgium 98.6 3 London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London UK 98.5 4 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York US 98.3 5 Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London UK 98.2 6 Kingston University, London UK 97.8 7 School of Arts, Design and Architecture - Aalto University Finland 97.7 8 Polimoda, Florence Italy 97.6 9 Bunka Gakuen, Tokyo Japan 97.4 10 Royal College of Art, London UK 97.3 11 University of Westminster, London UK 96.9 12 Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art Israel 96.7 13 Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia US 96.5 14 University of Brighton, Brighton UK 96.4 15 ArtEZ Institute of of the Art, Arnhem Netherlands 96.3 16 Stephens College, Columbia US 96.1 17 ESMOD International, Paris France 95.8 18 Manchester School of Art UK 95.7 19 National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi India 95.6 20 RMIT University, Melbourne Australia 95.4 21 Fashion Design Institut, Düsseldorf Germany 95.2 22 Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing China 95.8 23 Kent State University US 94.9 24 University of Edinburgh UK 94.8 25 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah US 94.7 26 Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York US 94.5 27 Fashion Design Studio TAFE, Sydney Australia 94.3 28 Philadelphia University US 94.2 29 Design School Kolding, Kolding Denmark 94.1 30 Miami International University of Art & Design US 93.9 31 University for the Creative Arts, Surrey and Kent UK 93.7 32 Tsinghua University, Beijing China 93.6 33 Istituto Marangoni International, Milano Italy 93.5 34 University of Technology Sydney, Sydney Australia 93.2 35 Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan Italy 93.1 36 Geneva School of Art and Design | la Haute école d'art et de design Genève Switzerland 92.7 37 Rhode Island School of Design US 92.6 38 Nottingham Trent University UK 92.5 39 Accademia Costume e Moda, Rome Italy 92.4 40 Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London UK 92.3 41 Ryerson University School of Fashion, Toronto Canada 92.1 42 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond US 91.9 43 École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Paris France 91.8 44 Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Dunedin Sweden 91.7 45 Pratt Institute, New York US 91.6 46 AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute Netherlands 91.5 47 L'IFM Ecole de mode IFM Paris, Institut Français de la Mode France 91.4 48 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong 91.3 49 Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan Italy 91.2 50 School of the Art Institute Chicago US 91.1 51 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles US 90.7 52 Middlesex University, London UK 90.6 53 Academy of Art University, San Francisco US 90.4 54 Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin New Zealand 90.2 55 California College of the Arts US 90.1 56 Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio US 89.8 57 Domus Academy, Milan Italy 89.7 58 Columbia College Chicago US 89.5 59 Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan 89.3 60 Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia US 89.1 61 Studio Bercat, Paris France 88.9 62 Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles US 88.6 63 École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels Belgium 88.5 64 The College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University US 88.3 65 School of Design, University of Cincinnati, Ohio US 88.2 66 Paris College of Art, Paris France 87.9 67 KOEFIA (International Academy of Haute Couture and Art of Costume), Rome Italy 87.8 68 Instituto Europeo Di Design, Barcelona Spain 87.7 69 National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad India 87.5 70 LIM College, New York US 86.9 71 Raffles Design Institute Singapore 86.7 72 University of Delaware US 86.5 73 George Brown College, Ontario Canada 86.3 74 University of North Texas US 86.1 75 University Of Technologies & Design, Kiev/Kyiv Ukraine 85.9 76 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen Denmark 85.8 77 LaSalle College Canada 85.6 78 Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Poole UK 85.5 79 Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen Denmark 85.4 80 Bath School of Art & Design UK 85.2 81 University IUAV of Venice Italy 84.9 82 Northbrook College, Sussex UK 84.8 83 University of Applied Arts, Vienna Austria 84.7 84 University of Northampton UK 84.5 85 Limerick Institute of Technology Ireland 84.3 86 University of Central Lancashire UK 83.7 87 Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin Germany 83.6 88 Northumbria University UK 83.4 89 AMD Hamburg Germany 83.1 90 University of Salford UK 82.9 91 Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo Norway 82.8 92 De Montfort University (DMU) UK 82.6 93 The Art Institute of Vancouver Canada 82.5 94 Jannette Klein University Mexico 82.2 95 Royal Academy of Art, Hague Netherlands 81.8 96 Southampton Solent University UK 81.7 97 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston US 81.6 98 University of East London UK 81.5 99 The Art Institute of California US 81.2 100 Massey University, Wellington New Zealand 80.9 101 Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm Sweden 80.8 102 Jean School, Amsterdam Netherlands 80.7 103 Mexico University Ibero Americana Mexico 80.5 104 Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam Netherlands 79.8 105 Glasgow School of Art UK 79.7 106 Liverpool John Moores University UK 79.6 107 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam Netherlands 79.3 108 Lisbon Design School, Lisbon Portugal 79.1 109 Design Academy of Fashion, Cape Town South Africa 78.6 110 Design & Arts College of New Zealand, Christchurch New Zealand 78.2
The Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017 – Methodology:
Best fashion schools in the world for 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on 6 major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
1) Academic experience
2) Admission Eligibility
3) Job Placement Rate
4) Recruiter Feedback
6) Global Reputation And Influence
Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback — without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate institutes on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”
However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the institutes above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017,” there may be many other institutes that offer excellent programs.
This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a fashion school, and are simply one element to consider.
The top-ranked fashion school receives 100 points.
Fashion schools within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.
The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 82,000 individuals, across 6 data points.
Surveys completed by 30,000 students, 32,000 industry professionals, and 20,000 recruiters around the world.
Magazine surveyed 82,000 people in 46 countries between 16th December 2016 and 17th March 2017.
The overall score are numerical scores given to the fashion schools based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.
More details about the “Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017” – Email
The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 82.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.3 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.Share this...
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