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Points of Pride

Points of Pride

  • We’re one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the US. Everything you see around you, every minute of every day, is likely to be a product of disciplines that live and work together “under one roof” in the College of Design.
  • We offer 9 undergraduate majors; 8 undergraduate minors; 1 post-baccalaureate certificate; 10 graduate majors; 2 graduate certificates and 1 graduate minor.
  • We’re accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and our programs are accredited individually by their professional accrediting organizations.
  • Our undergraduate Architecture (23rd), Interior Design (18th) and Landscape Architecture (8th) programs are ranked in the top 25 nationally by DesignIntelligence. Our graduate Landscape Architecture program is ranked 21st.
  • Planetizen ranks our Community and Regional Planning graduate program fourth in US among programs that do not grant a PhD in planning.
  • College Values Online ranks our undergraduate Community and Regional Planning program 3rd and our undergraduate Industrial Design program 8th in the nation for value and excellence.
  • College Choice ranks the Bachelor of Industrial Design program 14th among the 25 best drafting degrees.
  • We’re home to more than 1,850 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.
  • 97% of our undergraduate and 99% of our graduate students gain employment or continue their education within 6 months after graduation.
  • Our annual student-run Design Career Fair attracts more than 80 employers from around the nation.
  • We have 140+ faculty dedicated to teaching, student achievement, research and community outreach.
  • Our faculty have received recent grants and fellowships recognized as highly prestigious awards by the National Research Council and the Association of American Universities:
    • Architecture Associate Professor Kimberly Zarecor, PI, and Community and Regional Planning Assistant Professor Sara Hamideh, co-PI, National Science Foundation Smart & Connected Communities Planning Grant
    • Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor April Eisman, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers
    • Morrill Professor and Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture Thomas Leslie, Getty Foundation Keeping it Modern Grant
  • We’re one of only 6 North American universities and art institutes to participate in the 2017 Venice Biennale Sessions in Venice, Italy. This is our fourth appearance at the Biennale, one of the most famous and prestigious cultural exhibitions in the world.
  • Zoey Mauck, a senior pursuing degrees in Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning, was named a 2018 Udall Scholar.
  • In 10 of the past 14 years, teams of students majoring in Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • We connect design¬†students with learning communities (Design Exchange, Design Collaborative, Traveling Savanna Studio) to provide¬†a supportive network of faculty, classmates and peer mentors.
  • Studios sizes range from 15 to 20 students.
  • We offer a broad array of hands-on, experiential and service-learning opportunities.
  • Our students can study abroad almost anywhere, with semester, summer and spring break options. Regular locations include Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Panama, Peru, Rwanda and Sweden.
  • The US Department of State Cultural Heritage Documentation Project is a unique partnership between the College of Design and the US Department of State Office of Cultural Heritage that provides students and faculty with opportunities to work on projects at diplomatic sites around the world. Recent locations include London, Dublin, Stockholm and Prague.
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