100 Best Art & Design schools in China

Below is the list of best universities in China ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 389K citations received by 146K academic papers made by 414 universities in China 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 Art & Design

    Tsinghua University logo
    Enrollment
    48,739
    Founded
    1911
  2. For Art & Design

    Zhejiang University logo
    Enrollment
    54,000
    Founded
    1897
  3. For Art & Design

    Peking University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    1%
    Enrollment
    35,915
    Founded
    1898
  4. For Art & Design

    University of Hong Kong logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1911
  5. For Art & Design

    Chinese University of Hong Kong logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1963
  6. For Art & Design

    Hong Kong Polytechnic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1937
  7. For Art & Design

    City University of Hong Kong logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1984
  8. For Art & Design

    Wuhan University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1893
  9. For Art & Design

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    47,000
    Founded
    1896
  10. For Art & Design

    Beijing Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1902
  11. For Art & Design

    Sichuan University logo
    Enrollment
    44,200
    Founded
    1896
  12. For Art & Design

    Huazhong University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1953
  13. For Art & Design

    Beihang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1952
  14. For Art & Design

    Nanjing University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    56,068
    Founded
    1902
  15. For Art & Design

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1991
  16. For Art & Design

    Sun Yat - Sen University logo
    Enrollment
    51,300
    Founded
    1924
  17. For Art & Design

    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  18. For Art & Design

    Central China Normal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1903
  19. For Art & Design

    Fudan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    1%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1905
  20. For Art & Design

    Harbin Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1920
  21. For Art & Design

    Shandong University logo
    Enrollment
    60,000
    Founded
    1901
  22. For Art & Design

    East China Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    36,026
    Founded
    1951
  23. For Art & Design

    Southeast University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    30,664
    Founded
    1902
  24. For Art & Design

    Beijing Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1940
  25. For Art & Design

    South China University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,720
    Founded
    1952
  26. For Art & Design

    Tianjin University logo
    Enrollment
    35,370
    Founded
    1895
  27. For Art & Design

    Hong Kong Baptist University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1956
  28. For Art & Design

    National University of Defense Technology logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1953
  29. For Art & Design

    Dalian University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    41,000
    Founded
    1949
  30. For Art & Design

    Shanghai University logo
    Enrollment
    36,000
    Founded
    1994
  31. For Art & Design

    Tongji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1907
  32. For Art & Design

    Northwestern Polytechnical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1938
  33. For Art & Design

    Soochow University logo
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1899
  34. For Art & Design

    Southwest University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    2005
  35. For Art & Design

    Xi'an Jiaotong University logo
    Enrollment
    40,346
    Founded
    1896
  36. For Art & Design

    University of Science and Technology of China logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1958
  37. For Art & Design

    Chongqing University logo
    Enrollment
    47,000
    Founded
    1929
  38. For Art & Design

    Renmin University of China logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    24,201
    Founded
    1937
  39. For Art & Design

    Hunan University logo
    Enrollment
    36,000
    Founded
    1926
  40. For Art & Design

    Xiamen University logo
    Enrollment
    40,302
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    1921
  41. For Art & Design

    Jilin University logo
    Enrollment
    68,000
    Founded
    1946
  42. For Art & Design

    Beijing Jiaotong University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1896
  43. For Art & Design

    Nankai University logo
    Enrollment
    26,568
    Founded
    1919
  44. For Art & Design

    Nanjing Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1952
  45. For Art & Design

    Central South University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1914
  46. For Art & Design

    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    39,000
    Founded
    1956
  47. For Art & Design

    Communication University of China logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1959
  48. For Art & Design

    Anhui University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1928
  49. For Art & Design

    Hefei University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1945
  50. For Art & Design

    Wuhan University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    540,000
    Founded
    1946
  51. For Art & Design

    South China Normal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1933
  52. For Art & Design

    Henan University logo
    Enrollment
    50,000
    Founded
    1912
  53. For Art & Design

    Shenzhen University logo
    Enrollment
    34,156
    Founded
    1983
  54. For Art & Design

    Capital Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    31,559
    Founded
    1954
  55. For Art & Design

    Zhejiang Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1956
  56. For Art & Design

    Jinan University logo
    Enrollment
    37,918
    Founded
    1906
  57. For Art & Design

    Zhejiang University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1953
  58. For Art & Design

    Shaanxi Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    38,000
    Founded
    1944
  59. For Art & Design

    Inner Mongolia University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  60. For Art & Design

    Guangdong University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  61. For Art & Design

    Ningbo University logo
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1986
  62. For Art & Design

    Shandong Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1950
  63. For Art & Design

    Fujian Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1953
  64. For Art & Design

    Northeastern University, China logo
    Enrollment
    46,000
    Founded
    1923
  65. For Art & Design

    Xidian University logo
    Enrollment
    35,277
    Founded
    1931
  66. For Art & Design

    Southwest Jiaotong University logo
    Enrollment
    44,000
    Founded
    1896
  67. For Art & Design

    Lanzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1909
  68. For Art & Design

    University of Macau logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
  69. For Art & Design

    Jiangsu University logo
    Enrollment
    37,600
    Founded
    1902
  70. For Art & Design

    Jiangnan University logo
    Enrollment
    28,000
    Founded
    2001
  71. For Art & Design

    Guangzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    34,241
    Founded
    1927
  72. For Art & Design

    Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1958
  73. For Art & Design

    Shanghai Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1954
  74. For Art & Design

    Education University of Hong Kong logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  75. For Art & Design

    Qingdao University logo
    Enrollment
    46,000
    Founded
    1985
  76. For Art & Design

    Zhengzhou University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  77. For Art & Design

    Hangzhou Dianzi University logo
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1956
  78. For Art & Design

    China University of Mining and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1909
  79. For Art & Design

    Yangzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1902
  80. For Art & Design

    Beijing University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    24,442
    Founded
    1960
  81. For Art & Design

    Harbin Engineering University logo
    Enrollment
    28,278
    Founded
    1953
  82. For Art & Design

    Lingnan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1967
  83. For Art & Design

    Hangzhou Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1978
  84. For Art & Design

    Nanchang University logo
    Enrollment
    52,000
    Founded
    1958
  85. For Art & Design

    Northeast Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    28,024
    Founded
    1946
  86. For Art & Design

    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1952
  87. For Art & Design

    Hubei University logo
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1931
  88. For Art & Design

    Anhui Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    47,000
    Founded
    1928
  89. For Art & Design

    Huaqiao University logo
    Enrollment
    31,000
    Founded
    1960
  90. For Art & Design

    Nanjing University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1953
  91. For Art & Design

    Fuzhou University logo
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1958
  92. For Art & Design

    Hunan University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    27,777
    Founded
    2003
  93. For Art & Design

    Guangxi Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1932
  94. For Art & Design

    Hunan Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1938
  95. For Art & Design

    Yunnan University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1923
  96. For Art & Design

    Hebei University logo
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1921
  97. For Art & Design

    University of Science and Technology Beijing logo
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1952
  98. For Art & Design

    Donghua University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1951
  99. For Art & Design

    Liaoning Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1951
  100. For Art & Design

    North China Electric Power University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1958

The best cities to study Art & Design in China based on the number of universities and their ranks are Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, and Wuhan.