College of Architecture Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best by DesignIntelligence


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Illinois Tech’s College of Architecture was named among the top 15 undergraduate programs and top 30 graduate programs in DesignIntelligence’s 2018–19 ranking of America’s Most Admired Architecture Schools. The college’s undergraduate program was ranked #15 in the national listing, and the graduate program was ranked #26. 

Additionally, the undergraduate program was ranked #10 in the focus area of Materials and Construction and #6 in the focus area of Engineering.

America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools from DesignIntelligence offers a perspective from three key audiences: the professionals who hire architecture and design graduates; the deans, program chairs, and department heads who help form architecture and design education; and the students and recent graduates who have an up-close view of the architecture and design school experience.

The hiring professionals tell DesignIntelligence about the schools they most admire, the ones they hire from the most, and how recent graduates are performing in 12 key focus areas such as design theory and practice, design technology, and communication skill. Deans, program chairs, and department heads submit information about major changes in their course offerings, while current and recently graduated students of architectureinterior design, and landscape architecture programs offer their perspective on the quality of the programs they studied in and how prepared they feel in key skill areas.