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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey

14 Colleges
$26,077 Avg Salary
$24,272 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 942 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a New Jersey college or university. This makes it the #23 most popular major in the state.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 14 schools in New Jersey to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey

The colleges and universities below are the best for Fine Arts majors pursuing a .

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

Our analysis found The College of New Jersey to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in New Jersey. TCNJ is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Ewing.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from TCNJ take out $23,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick carry an average student debtload of $25,456. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $264.

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The excellent programs at Rutgers University - Newark helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in New Jersey. Located in the city of Newark, Rutgers Newark is a public school with a large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Rutgers Newark accumulate an average of around $25,456 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $264.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Rutgers University - Camden is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the small city of Camden, Rutgers Camden is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Rutgers Camden accumulate an average of around $25,456 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $264.

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#5

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rowan University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey list. Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Rowan accumulate an average of around $21,375 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $222, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the large suburb of West Long Branch, Monmouth is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at Monmouth accumulate an average of around $27,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Stockton State take out $21,617 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $224, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best fine and studio arts programs. Located in the large suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at William Paterson University take out is $25,773. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $267, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey ranked #9 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in New Jersey list. Located in the large suburb of Mahwah, Ramapo College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Fine Arts majors at Ramapo College take out an average of $25,000 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

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#10

Kean University

Union, NJ

Kean University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #10 on the list. Kean is a large public school located in the suburb of Union.

Fine Arts majors at Kean take out an average of $26,403 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $274, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 3,839
Pennsylvania 1,374
Maryland 751
District of Columbia 148
Delaware 66

One of 9 majors within the area of study, fine and studio arts has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 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 Jorge Royan.

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