23 Best colleges for Photography in the United States

Below is the list of best universities in the United States ranked based on their research performance in Photography. A graph of 83.6K citations received by 3.52K academic papers made by 23 universities in the United States 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 Photography

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

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

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

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

    Pennsylvania State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  6. For Photography

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

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

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

    California Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1545
    Average ACT
    36
    Net Price
    $27,438
  10. For Photography

    Rochester Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $33,744
  11. For Photography

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

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

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

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

    University of Central Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  16. For Photography

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

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

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

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

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

    Washington University in St Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,108
  22. For Photography

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

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

The best cities to study Photography in the United States based on the number of universities and their ranks are Stanford, Cambridge, Berkeley, and Atlanta.