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2022 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

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1,864

Graduates Per Year

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$55K

Average Salary

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#154

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

1,864

70% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

46

76% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

153

Fashion Design

1,917

154

Architectural Technology

1,864

155

Humanities

1,845

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$34,596

8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

139

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

$34,708

140

Architectural Technology

$34,596

141

Acting

$34,531

Salary

Average Salary

$42,138

9% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

114

Physics

$42,752

115

Architectural Technology

$42,138

116

Pharmacology and Toxicology

$41,414

Professors

Very Bad

3.7/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

300

Applied Economics

301

Architectural Technology

302

Veterinary Technology

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.5/5

23.14% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

12

Biochemistry

13

Architectural Technology

14

Information Science

SUMMARY

Studying Architectural Technology is not only a valuable choice, but typically a requisite first step for undergraduates aspiring to enter a career as a computer aided design designer, a visual designer, or a graphic artist. Interestingly, architectural technology is an uncommon major ranking as the 154th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 1,864 architectural technology diplomas received. In-state tuition for architectural technology at private universities is, on average, 4.1 times more pricey than their public peers.

With just 46 institutions having programs for architectural technology you might have limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you're looking to surround yourself with other architectural technology students, consider universities in New York which have the most undergraduates admitted to architectural technology annually. less precisely, the top region to get a degree in architectural technology is in the Mid East region with New York Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute-Main, and Syracuse University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study architectural technology is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Southern California, University of Utah, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best school for architectural technology is Cornell University. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school might not actually be the best school for every student. There can be a bunch of facets to weigh when selecting school. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would impact your feelings on which college to attend. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which architectural technology university boasts the best campus, the answer is University of Massachusetts-Amherst. If you are primarily interested in which school has the best campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and, from that list, our selection of the university with the best student life for architectural technology is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a major deciding factor in your choice of where you attend university, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California is the most expensive school for architectural technology, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that could put the cost at University of Southern California into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that architectural technology is the 140th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average expense of $34,600. On a broader scale, the most costly state for architectural technology in the country is Missouri demonstrated with a cost of $54,250 at the main college in the state Washington University in St Louis. Even more broadly, the most costly region for architectural technology is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Art Center College of Design with a cost of $44,272, University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus with a cost of $37,071.

Our cheapest region for architectural technology is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus with a cost of $24,408, Montana State University with a cost of $23,890, and University of Utah with a cost of $26,017. More optimistically, the most affordable university for architectural technology is Iowa State University. Our entire list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $12,000 for a degree in architectural technology. The cost balloons intensely to a median of $26,800 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our pick for the university constituting the best value for architectural technology: Cornell University. Here you will see our comprehensive list of the universities we believe to be the best value in general. Bear in mind, this idea is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for architectural technology students can cover a wide range, but two-years after leaving college students will typically make around $55,200. While there is much variation in salary; top positions can rake in up to $84,600. Straight out of university, the lowest end opportunities within the architectural technology field earn $36,000, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates for architectural technology attended Carnegie Mellon University and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of architectural technology ranks very highly, coming in the 97th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for architectural technology is Andrews University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Architectural Technology only is within the 14th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 90th percentile. White collegians make up the largest share at 39% of scholars majoring in architectural technology. Additionally, 52% of scholars seeking an architectural technology major are men.

The median score of architectural technology professors is 3.7 stars, a rating that is 7% below the average across every major; this is a subpar score. If you are looking for the most popular architectural technology instructor nationally, consider looking up Taha Alyousef at Western Kentucky University. This may surprise you, but the highest ranked instructors of architectural technology from student rankings are at Orange Coast College. If we consider data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the best professors for architectural technology is Cornell University. You will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for architectural technology is Rice University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that considering university from context only built on superlatives might create issues. We hope you read our other pages on individual universities and peruse some of our helpful background pages on useful things to look out for as your university search continues.

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Pratt Institute-Main

#1 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Pratt Institute-Main is a mid-sized private art school located in Brooklyn, NY ranked 206th in America. It has a total of 4,192 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 55.5% of applicants. Pratt Institute-Main offers 73 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Technology, Drawing, and Industrial and Product Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,754 per year, Pratt Institute-Main is exceptionally high-priced. 63.82% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home approximately $43,400 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

Brooklyn, NY

www.pratt.edu

A

Rating

56%

Acceptance

5,683

Students

#206

Ranking

$51,754

Tuition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#2 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very large public university located in Champaign, IL ranked 117th in the US. It has a total of 35,883 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of every five applicants. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 372 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,036 for in-state students and $29,178 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is reasonably costly. 80.23% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw about $61,500 per year, which is 48% greater than the national median.

Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

#117

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

University of Southern California

#3 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

Cornell University

#4 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

New York Institute of Technology

#5 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

New York Institute of Technology is a mid-sized private college located in Old Westbury, NY ranked 81st in New York. It has a total of 4,008 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.8% acceptance rate. New York Institute of Technology offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Technology, Commercial and Advertising Art, and Digital Arts programs (nationally ranked 5th, 13th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,600 per year, New York Institute of Technology is rather costly. 32.97% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

Old Westbury, NY

www.nyit.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

7,950

Students

#653

Ranking

$36,600

Tuition

Rhode Island School of Design

#6 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Rhode Island School of Design is a small private art school located in Providence, RI ranked 77th in the US. It has a total of 2,049 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 25.76% of applicants. Rhode Island School of Design offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Systems Science and Theory, Painting, and Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,800 per year, Rhode Island School of Design is exceptionally high-priced. 85% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Providence, RI

www.risd.edu

A+

Rating

26%

Acceptance

2,542

Students

#77

Ranking

$51,800

Tuition

Syracuse University

#7 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#8 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

Tulane University of Louisiana

#9 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Tulane University of Louisiana is a large private university located in New Orleans, LA ranked 82nd in the nation. It has a total of 9,125 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.87% of applicants. Tulane University of Louisiana offers 261 different majors and is best known for its Preschool Education and Teaching, Legal Support Services, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,760 per year, Tulane University of Louisiana is very expensive. 59.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home around $61,700 per year, which is 49% greater than the national median.

New Orleans, LA

tulane.edu

A+

Rating

13%

Acceptance

14,768

Students

#82

Ranking

$52,760

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#10 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

New Jersey Institute of Technology

#11 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a large public university located in Newark, NJ ranked 229th in America. It has a total of 9,769 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.81% acceptance rate. New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 110 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Information Technology, and Architectural Technology programs (nationally ranked 10th, 11th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,448 for students from New Jersey and $30,160 for those from out-of-state, New Jersey Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately high-priced. 64.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $68,500 per year, which is 65% greater than the national median.

Newark, NJ

www.njit.edu/

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

13,236

Students

#229

Ranking

$30,160

Tuition

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a very large public university located in Denver, CO ranked 7th in Colorado. It has a total of 21,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.31% of applicants. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Physiological Psychology, Architectural Technology, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 8th, 12th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for in-state students and $24,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.16% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $56,400 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.ucdenver.edu/

B

Rating

67%

Acceptance

32,857

Students

#477

Ranking

$24,408

Tuition

Rice University

#13 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

Thomas Jefferson University

#14 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Thomas Jefferson University is a mid-sized private medical school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 187th in the US. It has a total of 3,980 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.88% of applicants. Thomas Jefferson University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, Interior Architecture, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,680 per year, Thomas Jefferson University is rather expensive. 73.57% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in about $80,300 per year, which is 93% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.jefferson.edu

A

Rating

66%

Acceptance

8,773

Students

#187

Ranking

$40,680

Tuition

University of Miami

#15 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

Savannah College of Art and Design

#16 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Savannah College of Art and Design is a large private art school located in Savannah, GA ranked 10th in Georgia. It has a total of 12,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.91% of applicants. Savannah College of Art and Design offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Illustration, and Apparel and Textiles programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $37,575 per year, Savannah College of Art and Design is rather costly. 60% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $36,400 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Savannah, GA

www.scad.edu

B-

Rating

96%

Acceptance

16,065

Students

#543

Ranking

$37,575

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#17 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

#18 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a very large public university located in Amherst, MA ranked 30th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 26,700 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.8% of applicants. University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 304 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and Exercise Physiology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,791 for students from Massachusetts and $35,112 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reasonably expensive. 35.25% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.umass.edu

B+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

35,116

Students

#322

Ranking

$35,112

Tuition

Iowa State University

#19 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

Temple University

#20 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

University of Utah

#21 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

University of Utah is a very large public university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 263rd in the US. It has a total of 29,554 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly less than five eighths of applicants. University of Utah offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Family and Consumer Economics, and Recreational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,412 for students from Utah and $26,017 for those from out-of-state, University of Utah is reasonably costly. 56.98% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in approximately $53,000 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.utah.edu

A-

Rating

62%

Acceptance

38,652

Students

#263

Ranking

$26,017

Tuition

The New School

#22 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

The New School is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 180th in the nation. It has a total of 9,104 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.34% acceptance rate. The New School offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Fashion Design, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,778 per year, The New School is very high-priced. 60.27% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

New York, NY

https://www.newschool.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

12,497

Students

#180

Ranking

$49,778

Tuition

Andrews University

#23 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Andrews University is a small private university located in Berrien Springs, MI ranked 8th in Michigan. It has a total of 2,324 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.04% of applicants. Andrews University offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Physical Therapy, Air Transportation, and Religious Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 17th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,992 per year, Andrews University is somewhat moderately costly. 54.04% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate near $45,200 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Berrien Springs, MI

www.andrews.edu

B+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

4,754

Students

#383

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

Art Center College of Design

#24 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Art Center College of Design is a small private art school located in Pasadena, CA ranked 43rd in California. It has a total of 2,699 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little over seven in ten applicants. Art Center College of Design offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,272 per year, Art Center College of Design is quite expensive. 65.07% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home about $53,600 per year, which is 29% greater than the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.artcenter.edu

B+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$44,272

Tuition

Miami University-Oxford

#25 Best Colleges for Architectural Technology

Miami University-Oxford is a large public university located in Oxford, OH ranked 11th in Ohio. It has a total of 18,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.39% of applicants. Miami University-Oxford offers 220 different majors and is best known for its Chemistry Teacher Education, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, and Gerontology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,879 for in-state students and $32,905 for those from out-of-state, Miami University-Oxford is somewhat moderately pricey. 48.98% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% above the national median.

Oxford, OH

miamioh.edu

B+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

22,010

Students

#374

Ranking

$32,905

Tuition