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2023 Best Colleges with Design and Visual Communications Degrees in America

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  1. #15 Best Colleges in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1518 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says WashU is a great school academically and will have no problem challenging your limits in most major programs and courses. That being said, students still have the freedom to push themselves as hard...Student life is not super high-energy, but still active. Most students I acquainted myself with were approachable and highly talented.The area around WashU and the medical school is affluent and there were few safety concerns when I attended. Forest Park and the Sumers Rec Center provide both indoor and outdoor spaces for people to...Overall, I'd spend my college years here again without hesitation!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  2. #22 Best Colleges in America.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1435 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Going to school at Carnegie Mellon University was one of the hardest experiences of my life thus far. During most of the journey I resented the challenges and felt weighed down by the work and....

    Read 1435 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

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  4. #24 Best Colleges in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5367 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  5. #28 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3893 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3893 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  6. #45 Best Colleges in America.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3600 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says School is what you make of it, right? So I feel what you put in is what you get out of it. No one really prepares you for college life. There is more busy work given in lower divisional classes than....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $37,738,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

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  8. #46 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Texas - Austin

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    4 Year,

    AUSTIN, TX,

    6476 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of....

    Read 6476 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $16,892,

    SAT Range: 1210-1470,

  9. #62 Best Colleges in America.

    Lehigh University

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    4 Year,

    BETHLEHEM, PA,

    895 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Lehigh University provided me with the education and experience that enabled me very fortunate life and career. Virtually all of my professors were always willing to go spend additional time helping...Back in the early 2000s, it had a bad rep for too many parties. Some of that was true, I must admit. However, it is always a personal choice and, to the best of my knowledge, no one at Lehigh was...Lehigh is not big on Athletics, at least not the major sports, but there is a very strong school spirit, reflected in great attendance of games (my favorites were women's volleyball and men's...For me, Lehigh is among the greatest schools, which helps you set for life..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $29,098,

    SAT Range: 1260-1430,

  10. #64 Best Colleges in America.

    Penn State

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA,

    7263 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I chose Penn State University because of the multitude of research and other science-related opportunities that are afforded to you when attending a large university. I also love the overall....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $26,151,

    SAT Range: 1160-1360,

  11. #70 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Washington

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    4 Year,

    SEATTLE, WA,

    4503 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Love the campus! The coursework is rigorous no matter your major, but there's tons of classes that are so niche and interesting to explore! This school will give you a challenge for sure! Having to...Because of the large student body, everyone is clawing for everything-- registration for classes is a nightmare, long lines at dining halls and events, etc. (you can expect to sometimes wait more....

    Read 4503 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $9,661,

    SAT Range: 1200-1470,

  12. #76 Best Colleges in America.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3792 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, my experience at UCSD was very positive. The academics can be intense at times, however I never felt helpless in my courses. There are many opportunities to seek guidance, but it is up to....

    Read 3792 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $15,222,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

  13. #79 Best Colleges in America.

    Purdue University

    4 Year,

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN,

    4921 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I absolutely loved Purdue during my Freshman year. I will be a sophomore in the fall and am very excited. Purdue has already opened so many doors for me. I was able to study abroad in Spain as a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $12,294,

    SAT Range: 1170-1420,

  14. #80 Best Colleges in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5642 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love THE Ohio State University. I fit in there all around. There are so many things that students can get involved in, from going to sporting events to volunteering your time to train dogs. ...My classes and professors that I have had are all great. I have learned so much, especially about myself already. The TA's are all very helpful and understanding, and usually always available. I... I have made lifelong friends at Ohio State. I knew that I could not go wrong with my choice. And I know after graduation, I will have a fraternity of Ohio State graduates supporting me around the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $18,884,

    SAT Range: 1210-1430,

  15. #82 Best Colleges in America.

    Southern Methodist University

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    4 Year,

    DALLAS, TX,

    1530 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says When I arrived freshman year, I did not know ANYONE- I was the only person from my hometown and 1:15 from my entire state! I had a brief transition month where I was trying to find my way but....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $41,444,

    SAT Range: 1250-1450,

  16. #85 Best Colleges in America.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    4850 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love UC Davis! The teachers are mostly amazing, teach all of their own classes and are very approachable. Although students are highly motivated, no one is out to get you; it’s a very supportive....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $17,026,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

  17. #92 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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    4 Year,

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN,

    4659 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The University of Minnesota is a very good school for almost all of the majors it provides, and has a very strong reputation in most industries. The professors I have encountered in my time here have...I am personally a big football and basketball fan, and although UMN may not stack up very well in those departments, we are a force to be reckoned with in volleyball and hockey. This drew me in and...The university also provides a plethora of student resources, events and opportunities aside from sports as long as you put yourself out there. They provide a great opportunity to socialize and....

    Read 4659 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $17,729,

    SAT Range: 1240-1460,

  18. #98 Best Colleges in America.

    Brigham Young University

    4 Year,

    PROVO, UT,

    8306 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love BYU! If you want a world class education, and to also keep high personal standards, it has no peer.I'm in a STEM major, and the opportunities here for undergraduates are amazing. I can work on world-class research as an undergraduate, and really get access to knowing how the world and field I plan...I also love BYU's commitment to the arts. Some institutions don't have a very strong arts program, or disregard the humanities, but not BYU. We have world-class choirs and orchestras and animation...Sometimes I do feel like the general conservative attitude of the students and faculty can influence the way that they treat others for the worse, so I would not recommend this university to people...Generally, though, I am glad. To be here at BYU!.

    Read 8306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $13,150,

    SAT Range: 1200-1410,

  19. #100 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Maryland - College Park

    4 Year,

    COLLEGE PARK, MD,

    5404 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says UMD-College Park was a great investment! As a transfer student from community college, I thought that I would have a hard time adjusting, but all the professors and people that I met were friendly....In terms of academics, I was part of the limited enrollment graphic design program and it wasn't the best. There were times when the professors admitted that they really didn't know the material well....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $17,643,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

  20. #111 Best Colleges in America.

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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    4 Year,

    PISCATAWAY, NJ,

    5897 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Personally, I loved how big the campus is. The campus is spread out among five different areas that are mainly for certain majors. At Rutgers, It's easy to find what's meant for you! Most of the....

    Read 5897 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $17,835,

    SAT Range: 1180-1410,

  21. #124 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Utah

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    4 Year,

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT,

    4149 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have been at the University of Utah for over a year, and I can confidently say I have made the right decision to study here. I am currently studying at the David Eccles School of Business and have....

    Read 4149 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $12,881,

    SAT Range: 1130-1350,

  22. #127 Best Colleges in America.

    Arizona State University

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    4 Year,

    TEMPE, AZ,

    11335 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Despite the bad "party school" reputation, ASU is fantastic school to attend. I'm currently in my sophomore year and I can definitely say I'm receiving a high quality education. One thing I would....

    Read 11335 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 88%,

    Net Price: $14,653,

    SAT Range: 1100-1320,

  23. #131 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Cincinnati

    4 Year,

    CINCINNATI, OH,

    3923 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says The online graduate program for ABA has been amazing! So easy to stay on top of assignments. The professors were very involved and gave great feedback on all of the topics covered. It was so much....

    Read 3923 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 76%,

    Net Price: $22,767,

    SAT Range: 1120-1330,

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