On Monday, March 16, US News & World Report released its latest rankings of the Best Fine Arts Graduate Schools in the Nation. CalArts has been placed fifth, tying with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
The rankings, conducted by US News between fall 2019 and early 2020, were based on a peer assessment survey of 227 total fine arts graduate programs in art and design. On a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding), CalArts clocked in at a solid 4.1.
In addition to the overall rankings, the Institute also placed third in time-based media/new media, and in the top 10 for painting/drawing, photography, and sculpture.
See the full ranking here.