Top 10 Fashion Schools

  1. Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design, located in, you guessed it, Savannah, Georgia offers numerous programs for students interested in pursuing a fashion degree. The programs include fashion design, fashion marketing and management, as well as accessories design. The students in all of the schools’ undergrad programs total 9,800 with fashion students totaling 940. The tuition for the school averages about $30,510 and Andre Leon Talley is on the Board of Directors. A Lifetime Achievement Award is given every year in his name. Michael Fink, the new dean of the school, is working hard at turning the Savannah College of Art and Design into a powerhouse. He is also working to create lots of new connections in the industry and hiring hot, new faculty members as well. If you’re interested in learning more about the school and what goes on there, you can check out “SCAD Style” to see it all. Additionally, the Luxury and Fashion Management is what really makes the school stand out when compared to other schools. This is a unique school with unique programs that you will not find anywhere else.


  1. Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design, located in Providence, Rhode Island has a total of 1,940 undergrads and 200 students majoring in fashion, apparel, textiles and jewelry. This is a small school, but the student to professor ratio is also low, making it possible for students to have a more individualized approach to learning. The tuition for this school is around $39,000 and you are able to cross-register at Brown University if you wish to take more classes. The school also has many famous grads, including Nicole Miller, Sari Gueron, Philip Crangi, Marcia Patmos, Sarah Welsh, and Madeline Davy. This is easily one of the most respected fashion design schools in the United States and internationally. Their profile is only getting better as the years go on, as this school is devoted to fashion design and fashion design alone. Even though the school is small, they still rank high on the radar. They partnered up with Elle Magazine and even presented a student fashion show at New York Fashion Week just last fall.


  1. Drexel University

Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, PA is one of the best fashion schools in the world, as well. They offer programs in both fashion design and design and merchandising. There are only 2,800 students in the undergrad art and design program, 120 fashion students and 260 in the design and merchandising program. The cost to attend this school is around $39,700. Many of the students who attended this school have won national and international awards for their designs and have even gone on to attend other prominent schools, including the Chambre Syndicale. Students have been known to nab huge jobs in cities like Paris and Milan, as well. This school does offer a study abroad program for sophomore students, where they will go to the London College of Fashion for classes. The design and merchandising program also has a great business component to get you ready for life in the real world as well.


  1. Otis College of Art and Design

If you are looking to attend a school in the Los Angeles, California area, look no further than the Otis College of Art and Design. This school has a total of 1,200 undergrads, with 180 of them being fashion students. In order to attend this college, the tuition will cost you around $34,450. Rick Owens did not graduate from the school, but did attend and Cynthia Vincent is another famous graduate. Otis College of Art and Design is one of the top design schools in the country and will surround you with the best design experts in the business. Their fashion design mentorship program, also run by top designers, will have you on the fast track to success.


  1. Columbus College of Art and Design

The Columbus College of Art and Design, located in Columbus, Ohio is another of the best fashion schools in the United States. They offer a fashion design program and have approximately 1,291 undergrads and 122 fashion majors at their school. Their tuition will cost you around $26,112. Even though Ohio may seem like a boring state, their fashion design programs are second to none. This is a school that focuses solely on fashion design, so if you’re someone who wants to be involved in fashion in other ways, whether it be fashion business or marketing, this is not the school for you. You will also find that Limited Brands frequently sponsors events and activities for the Columbus College of Art and Design, as well. They are also known to hire graduates, just so you know.

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