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NYSID tops the list of interior design programs
Oct 7, 2016

DesignIntelligence has released its annual list of the country’s best architecture and design schools. The survey reached 2,920 hiring professionals, 145 deans and 3,742 students in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and industrial design. The ranking is based on the perspective of top practitioners, who were asked: “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which schools are best preparing students for a future in the profession and designing a sustainable future?” 

The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) undergrad program ranked No. 1; its graduate program ranked No. 2. Pratt Institute was named the top graduate program for interior design.


NYSID; courtesy @traditionalhome Instagram

“It’s an incredible achievement for the institution to receive this accolade,” says NYSID president David Sprouls. “It’s a great recognition of the dedicated team of faculty and staff, immensely talented students and alumni, plus an incredibly supportive board of trustees.”

According to the report, the top undergraduate interior design schools are:

1. NYSID
2. Pratt Institute
3. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
4. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
5. Parsons School of Design

And the top graduate programs in interior design are:

1. Pratt Institute
2. NYSID
3. RISD and SCAD (tie)
5. Parsons School of Design
6. Cornell University

The full list can be found in the report “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, 2017,” published in the DesignIntelligence Quarterly.

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