Best Colleges for Fashion

Some major in fashion because they dream of one day seeing their creations on the runways of Milan. Others are interested in less glamorous aspects of the field such as retail management, costume design, or photography. Whatever your aim, many believe it essential to study in a fashion mecca like New York City. While powerhouse NYC schools like Pratt, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Parsons do indeed grace our list of top fashion colleges, there are many other stellar programs situated in more unassuming locales (i.e. Iowa). Industry-connected faculty, corporate partnerships, co-op programs, and practical skill-building are hallmarks of excellence in fashion design undergraduate schools.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s fashion program. Click here to read our methodology.

Academy of Art University

Auburn University

Baylor University

California College of the Arts

Colorado State University

Columbia College Chicago

Cornell University

Drexel University

Fashion Institute of Technology

Florida State University

Iowa State University

Kent State University

Oregon State University

Otis College of Art and Design

Parsons School of Design (The New School)

Pratt Institute

Rhode Island School of Design

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Syracuse University

University of Cincinnati

University of Delaware

University of Georgia

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

University of Nebraska

University of Rhode Island

University of Texas at Austin

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

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