Best Film Schools in the World

Below is the list of best universities in the World ranked based on their research performance in Cinematography. A graph of 118K citations received by 17.8K academic papers made by 253 universities in the World was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Cinematography

    New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  2. For Cinematography

    University of Texas at Austin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    67%
  3. For Cinematography

    University of California - Los Angeles logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  4. For Cinematography

    Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  5. For Cinematography

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  6. For Cinematography

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1540
    Average ACT
    35
    Net Price
    $20,465
  7. For Cinematography

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  8. For Cinematography

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  9. For Cinematography

    University of Washington - Seattle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  10. For Cinematography

    Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    27,300
    Founded
    1878
  11. For Cinematography

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  12. For Cinematography

    University of Melbourne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1853
  13. For Cinematography

    University of California - Berkeley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  14. For Cinematography

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  15. For Cinematography

    Carnegie Mellon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,618
  16. For Cinematography

    University of Hong Kong logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1911
  17. For Cinematography

    University of Southern California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $37,521
  18. For Cinematography

    University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  19. For Cinematography

    University of Pennsylvania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,771
  20. For Cinematography

    Harvard University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,030
  21. For Cinematography

    University of Wisconsin - Madison logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  22. For Cinematography

    University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  23. For Cinematography

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  24. For Cinematography

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  25. For Cinematography

    University of California-San Diego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  26. For Cinematography

    University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  27. For Cinematography

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  28. For Cinematography

    Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  29. For Cinematography

    Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  30. For Cinematography

    Monash University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1958
  31. For Cinematography

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  32. For Cinematography

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  33. For Cinematography

    University of California - Santa Barbara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  34. For Cinematography

    Stanford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $16,779
  35. For Cinematography

    University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  36. For Cinematography

    University of California - Irvine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  37. For Cinematography

    National University of Singapore logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    35,263
    Founded
    1905
  38. For Cinematography

    University of Queensland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    48,771
    Founded
    1909
  39. For Cinematography

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  40. For Cinematography

    University of Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    52,789
    Founded
    1850
  41. For Cinematography

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1934
  42. For Cinematography

    RMIT University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1887
  43. For Cinematography

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  44. For Cinematography

    University of New South Wales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1949
  45. For Cinematography

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  46. For Cinematography

    Queensland University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1989
  47. For Cinematography

    Victoria University of Wellington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1897
  48. For Cinematography

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  49. For Cinematography

    Nanyang Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1955
  50. For Cinematography

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  51. For Cinematography

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  52. For Cinematography

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  53. For Cinematography

    University of Wollongong logo
    Enrollment
    31,313
    Founded
    1975
  54. For Cinematography

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  55. For Cinematography

    Dartmouth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1500
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $23,869
  56. For Cinematography

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  57. For Cinematography

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  58. For Cinematography

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  59. For Cinematography

    La Trobe University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1964
  60. For Cinematography

    Indiana University - Bloomington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  61. For Cinematography

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  62. For Cinematography

    Jawaharlal Nehru University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  63. For Cinematography

    Macquarie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    38,747
    Founded
    1964
  64. For Cinematography

    Arizona State University - Tempe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  65. For Cinematography

    Hong Kong Baptist University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1956
  66. For Cinematography

    Manchester Metropolitan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  67. For Cinematography

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  68. For Cinematography

    De Montfort University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  69. For Cinematography

    University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  70. For Cinematography

    George Washington University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $38,829
  71. For Cinematography

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  72. For Cinematography

    University of California - Davis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  73. For Cinematography

    Emory University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $25,942
  74. For Cinematography

    Duke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1525
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,386
  75. For Cinematography

    Dublin City University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1989
  76. For Cinematography

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  77. For Cinematography

    Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  78. For Cinematography

    University of Arizona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  79. For Cinematography

    Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  80. For Cinematography

    Ohio State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  81. For Cinematography

    Concordia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Enrollment
    43,752
    Founded
    1974
  82. For Cinematography

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  83. For Cinematography

    University of Buenos Aires logo
    Enrollment
    262,932
    Founded
    1821
  84. For Cinematography

    Griffith University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1971
  85. For Cinematography

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  86. For Cinematography

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  87. For Cinematography

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1918
  88. For Cinematography

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  89. For Cinematography

    Yale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,073
  90. For Cinematography

    University of Vermont logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  91. For Cinematography

    Georgia Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    69%
  92. For Cinematography

    Brown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,218
  93. For Cinematography

    Ohio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  94. For Cinematography

    University of Rochester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $32,939
  95. For Cinematography

    University of Maryland - College Park logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  96. For Cinematography

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  97. For Cinematography

    SOAS, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1916
  98. For Cinematography

    Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  99. For Cinematography

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  100. For Cinematography

    University of Portsmouth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992