Graduate Interior Design Ranked First for Third Year in a Row; Pratt’s Undergraduate Architecture Program Climbs to Top 10
Pratt’s undergraduate architecture program has climbed six places and is among the country’s top 10 such programs, according to annual rankings by the influential monthly architecture and design journal, DesignIntelligence (DI). The program was ranked ninth in the country, after being 15th in last year’s list.
The rankings are part of DI’s 2011 “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” issue, which it has published annually since 2000. The journal ranks design programs from throughout the United States based on surveys completed by professionals in architecture and design firms.
For the third year in a row, DI ranked Pratt’s graduate interior design program first in the country. Pratt’s undergraduate interior design program was ranked second, undergraduate industrial design program ranked fourth, and the graduate industrial design program ranked seventh.
DI also included results from its largest architecture student survey to date and found that 95 percent of undergraduate and graduate students from Pratt believe they will be well prepared for their profession upon graduation. The same percentage of students graded the quality of their program as excellent or above average.
The DI rankings are the only school rankings based exclusively on companies’ perceptions of how well schools prepare their graduates for professional practice.
DesignIntelligence is issued by the Design Futures Council (DFC), a global network of design community professionals, including leaders of architecture and design firms, manufacturers, and service providers.
In separate rankings, CollegeCrunch.org, a college-information site for prospective students, rated Pratt's undergraduate communications design program fourth best in the nation, and its fashion design program the country's fifth best.