Top Ranked School for a Degree in Architectural Design - Anaheim, CA

School and Ranking Information

Within a 25-mile radius of Anaheim, there are about three academic institutions, including public and private schools, that offer architecture programs with architectural design courses. The following school has earned its place as the top school for studying architectural design in the area because of its rankings and its professional architecture programs:

  • Winner: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is a 4-year, private non-profit school located around 20 miles from Anaheim in Los Angeles. This institution offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture that prepare students to become professional architects.

School Info Chart

Category Southern California Institute of Architecture
Rankings #8 for undergraduate architecture programs (2015)*
Location Los Angeles, CA
School Type 4-year, private non-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $37,300**
Architecture Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Architecture Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 129**
Most Popular Architecture Degree Level in 2013 Master's (75 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 50%**
Noteworthy SCI-Arc features cutting-edge architectural facilities, including its Robot House

Sources: *DesignIntelligence, **NCES College Navigator

Southern California Institute of Architecture

  • The bachelor's and master's offerings in the field are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • This institution offers a study abroad opportunity in Tokyo
  • SCI-Arc offers a master's in architecture that does not require a related degree for admission

Southern California Institute of Technology has an enrollment of around 500 students. This institution is among the limited countrywide selection of stand-alone schools of architecture offering bachelor's and master's degrees. The majority of faculty members are active architects.

SCI-Arc offers a 5-year bachelor's degree in architecture that includes courses on description technologies, urban systems and tectonics. This school's Master of Architecture may be completed with plans for either two or three years depending on whether the student has a degree in the field. Some courses from the 3-year plan include digital tools and design documentation and courses taken in the 2-year plan include modern architecture and advanced structures. Each master's plan requires a thesis and presentation.

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