Re: ARCHITECTURE: Ratings of USA Schools.

On Thu, 31 Mar 1994, Brian Thomas Rex wrote:

> The lists below posted by TSAI need to be clarified with the criteria for
> judging (i.e. who and what makes these decisions). To create a list of
> "the best" architecture schools in the US is as assupmtive and
> generalizing as trying to list the best engineering, law, or medical
> schools. Is that civil engineering, obstetrics, or international law.
> The umbrella of "architecture" has as many varied sub-disciplines as any
> other profession. I have attended four different schools (BSArch,
> BArch, a semester as an exchange student, and MSArchDes) over a seven
> year period and all of them have offered very unique and different
> understandings of what architecture is. Although every student should
> receive some level of a liberal arts education, the entering student
> should consider hwo much specialization they want to under take and what
> area of emphasis that would be in.
>
> The Newsweek list of grad schools was:
>
> 1. Harvard
> 2. Princeton
> 3. Columbia and Yale (tie)
> 4. MIT
>
> I'm very bothered by the undergrad list and the position (or omission)
> that some very good design oriented schools are set in at.
>
> NOTHING BEATS GOING TO VISIT A SCHOOL FOR YOURSELF.
> There are some very good schools in every region of the country and a
> student can attend an excellent school and study with lame teachers and
> vice versa. My attitude towards my education was set in place by a
> couple of very good first year teachers at a school that isn't in the
> "top twenty-five" below. If anyone wants to post their inquiries to my
> address I'll give them my own personal OPINIONS.
>
> Brian.
> [email protected]
>
>
> On Thu, 31 Mar
> 1994, Howard Ray Lawrence 814 238 9535 wrote:
>
> > - - The original note follows - -
> >
> > From: [email protected] (Brian Tsung-Han Tsai-1)
> > Subject: ratings of architecture schools
> > Date: Wed, 30 Mar 1994 07:54:16 GMT
> >
> > seems like there's a number of people out there looking to get into
> > architecture and are wondering about 'good' schools...here's a rating of
> > undergraduate and graduate arch. programs in the U.S., ENJOY!!
> >
> >
> > undergrad
> > 1. UC Berkeley
> > 2. MIT
> > 3. Carnegie-Mellon
> > 4. Princeton
> > 5. Cornell
> > 6. Michigan (Ann Harbor)
> > 7. Illinois (Urbana)
> > 8. Georgia Tech
> > 9. Rice
> > 10. Southern Cal (USC)
> > 11. Texas (Austin)
> > 12. Pratt (N.Y.)
> > 13. Minnesota (Twin Cities)
> > 14. Cinncinati
> > 15. Kansas
> > 16. Oklahoma
> > 17. Rensselaer (N.Y.)
> > 18. Arizona
> > 19. Washington (Seattle)
> > 20. Washington (St. Louis)
> >
> > some other programs include 24 Oregon (Eugene) 25 Ohio State 26 Virginia
> > 29 Nortre Dame, 30 Miami (Florida) 35 Penn State (Univ. Park)
> > 36 Syracuse, 37 Tulane and 40 NC State (Raleigh)
> >
> > SOURCE: The Gourman Report, A Rating of Undergraduate Programs in America
> > and International Universities by Dr. J Gourman 8th Ed. 1993
> >
> > Grad
> >
> > 1. Harvard
> > 2. MIT
> > 3. Princeton
> > 4. UCB
> > 5. U Penn
> > 6. Carnegie-M
> > 7. U Mich
> > 8. Georgia T
> > 9. Rice
> > 10. Columbia (NY)
> > 11. Texas (Austin)
> > 12. Yale
> > 13. Washinton (Seattle)
> > 14. UCLA
> > 15. Texas A&M (college station)
> > 16. Ohio State
> > 17. Illinois
> > 18. V.P.I & State U
> > 19. Oregon
> > 20. Arizona State
> > 21. Washington (St. Louis)
> > 22. Hawaii (manoa)
> > 23. Florida (Gainsville)
> > 24. Rensselaer (NY)
> > 25. N Mexico
> > 26. Houston (Univ Park)
> > 27. Virginia (Charlottesville)
> > 28. Minnesota
> > 29. Oklahoma (Norman)
> > 30. wisconson (milwaukee)
> >
> > SOURCE: The Gourman Report, A Rating Of Graduate and Professional Programs
> > in America and International Universities By Dr. Jack Gourman, National
> > Education Standards 6th Ed. 1993
> >
> >
> > Also the recent issue (last week?) of U.S. New and World Reports had a
> > section on ratings of graduate programs which included a short list of
> > architecture schools. Don't remember the exact list, but a bit similar to
> > the one I have, Harvard, UCB, U Penn, U Mich are some of the the top
> > 'winners'....
> >
>
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