List of Colleges that Offer Architecture Degrees and Majors

When selecting an architecture school in the U.S., students may consider the type of hands-on experience available, the type of coursework offered and the types of degree programs offered with an eye toward meeting state licensure requirements.

How to Select an Architecture School

Students interested in attending an architecture school in the U.S. may enroll in a professional bachelor's or a professional master's degree in architecture. Applicants without experience would possibly seek a school with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). Applicants with a bachelor's in a field other than architecture or have earned a non-professional bachelor's in architecture would look for an institution offering a professional Master in Architecture (M.Arch.).

Architects must have state licenses or registrations, and architect boards in most states require prospective architects to complete a degree program accredited by The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the only authorized accrediting agency for architecture programs in the U.S. The NAAB recognizes the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree and the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree. Students looking at a school that offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture should ensure that the B.A. degree meets their state architecture licensing or registration board's educational requirements.

When choosing an architecture school in the U.S., students may also consider the type of coursework and concentrations offered. Programs that offer a broad architectural base cover subjects like technology, infrastructure, history, theory and landscapes. Opportunities for students to interact and work with professional architects in the field allow students to gain hands-on experience.

Largest Schools by Student Enrollment

Name Student population Type
Arizona State University 67,082 4-year, Public
Ohio State University-Main Campus 53,715 4-year, Public
University of Florida 51,474 4-year, Public
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 51,140 4-year, Public
The University of Texas at Austin 49,984 4-year, Public
Texas A & M University 48,039 4-year, Public
University of South Florida 46,189 4-year, Public
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 44,406 4-year, Public
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 43,246 4-year, Public
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 41,028 4-year, Public
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 39,675 4-year, Public
Florida International University 38,759 4-year, Public
University of California-Los Angeles 38,220 4-year, Public
University of Arizona 38,057 4-year, Public
University of Maryland-College Park 37,000 4-year, Public
University of Houston 36,104 4-year, Public
Temple University 35,490 4-year, Public
University of California-Berkeley 35,396 4-year, Public
University of Southern California 33,747 4-year, Private not-for-profit
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 32,872 4-year, Public

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