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2021 Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools

51 Colleges
$48,611 Avg Salary
$53,442 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Architectural Sciences & Technology School for You

Architectural Sciences & Technology is the #147 most popular major in the country with 5,448 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools ranking. This report analyzed 51 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools in the United States

Check out the architect science programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools

Our 2021 rankings named Massachusetts Institute of Technology the best school in the United States for architectural sciences and technology students. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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The excellent programs at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best architectural sciences and technology schools in the United States. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, architect science graduates from Georgia Tech take out $43,803 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $510, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Carnegie Mellon University is a great place for architectural sciences and technology students. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Out of the 51 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Harvard University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

While working on their degree, architect science majors at Harvard accumulate an average of around $62,757 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $731.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools list. Located in the small city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Southern California did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for architectural sciences and technology students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, architect science graduates from USC carry an average student debtload of $86,266. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $984, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Berkeley ranked #7 on this year’s Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools list. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley.

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#8

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best architectural sciences and technology programs. Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Syracuse.

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#9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools ranking. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca.

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Washington University in St Louis came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Architectural Sciences & Technology Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Architectural Sciences & Technology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Architectural Sciences & Technology is one of 8 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Architect Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Architecture 6,145
Urban & Regional Planning 2,729
Landscape Architecture 1,177
Environmental Design 717
Interior Architecture 663

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to SSR2000.

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