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The Top 100 Fashion Schools In The World: 2016 Ranking


The Top 100 Fashion Schools In The World: 2016 Ranking

CEOWORLD magazine top 100 fashion schools 2016 list, includes a ranking of the world’s top 100 fashion schools, based on a methodology that assesses , employer reputation, quality of teaching, and diversity.

Over the past couple of months, we conducted a survey to find the best fashion schools in the world. To generate the list, we surveyed more than 62,000 former students, , fashion recruitment consultants, fashion designers, and industry professionals.

CEOWORLD Magazine today announced the 2016 Best Fashion Schools rankings, featuring top-performing fashion institutions in the World. The Best evaluate data on more than 307 fashion schools. Studying in a world-renowned is practically everyone’s dream. A shortlist of 100 top fashion institutions have been ranked according to 3 factors: learning experience, influence, and value.

However it is not an easy task to decide which of these elite colleges you want to be in.  CEOWORLD Magazine’s rating is based on a simple and pragmatic survey that asked how valuable each fashion school’s program really is; CEOWORLD Magazine Fashion School Rankings is designed to help prospective students navigate this increasingly complex fashion education landscape.

London’s Central Saint Martins (CSM), takes the No. 1 spot, followed by at No. 2 and New York based Parsons School of Design at No. 3. All of these schools are comparable in terms of academics, quality of staff, and amazing campuses.


Discover the top 100 fashion schools worldwide with the CEOWORLD Magazine.

Global RankSchool nameCityCountryScore
1Central Saint MartinsLondonUK98.6
2London College of FashionLondonUK98.4
3Parsons School of DesignNew YorkUSA98.3
4Kingston UniversityLondonUK97.8
5Royal Academy of Fine ArtsAntwerpBelgium97.6
6Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew York USA97.4
7ESMOD, ParisParisFrance97.3
8Istituto MarangoniMilanItaly97.2
9Bunka Fashion CollegeTokyoJapan97.1
10Royal College of ArtLondon UK96.8
11University of WestminsterLondonUK96.7
12Studio BercatParisFrance96.5
13Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture ParisienneParisFrance96.3
14La CambreBrusselsBelgium96.2
15Savannah College of Art and Design OR SCAD Savannah/ AtlantaUSA95.9
16Fashion Design Institut (FDI)DüsseldorfGermany95.8
17Rhode Island School of DesignRhode IslandUSA95.7
18Pratt InstituteNew YorkUSA95.3
19Iowa State UniversityIowa USA95.2
21Fashion Institute of Design and MerchandisingLos AngelesUSA95
22Tafe Institute of TechnologySydneyAustralia94.6
24Kent State UniversityKentUSA94.4
25Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA94.3
26California College of the ArtsSan Francisco/OaklandUSA94.2
27University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA94.1
28Academy of Art UniversitySan FranciscoUSA94
29Paris College of ArtParisFrance93.9
30KOEFIA (International Academy of Haute Couture and Art of Costume)RomeItaly93.8
31Instituto Europeo Di DesignBarcelonaSpain93.7
32University of BrightonBrighton UK93.6
33Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)Melbourne Australia93.5
34Otis College of Art and Design Los AngelesUSA93.4
35National Institute of Fashion TechnologyNew DelhiIndia93.1
36Melbourne School of FashionMelbourneAustralia93
37LIM CollegeNew YorkUSA92.6
38Stephens CollegeColumbiaUSA92.5
39University of DelawareNewarkUSA92.4
40School of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoUSA92.3
41George Brown CollegeOntarioCanada92.2
42Raffles SingaporeSingapore, Shanghai, Sydney, MumbaiSingapore92.1
43University of North TexasDentonUSA92
44Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Ramat Gan)Tel AvivIsrael91.9
45Philadelphia UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA91.8
46University of Applied ArtsViennaAustria91.7
47Ryerson UniversityOntarioCanada91.6
48LaSalle CollegeQuebec Canada91.5
49Aalto University's School of Arts, Design and ArchitectureHelsinkiFinland91.4
50AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion InstituteAmsterdamNetherlands91.3
51Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK91.2
52Beijing Institute of Fashion TechnologyBeijingChina91
53University for the Creative ArtsKent UK90.9
54Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
55The Swedish School of TextilesBorås Sweden90.7
56Copenhagen School of Design and TechnologyCopenhagenDenmark90.6
57Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)PooleUK90.5
58Haute École D'Art Et De Design
59Accademia Costume & ModaRomeItaly90.3
60Kunsthochschule WeissenseeBerlinGermany90.1
61Edinburgh College of ArtEdinburghUK90
62Pearl Academy New DelhiIndia89.9
63Bath School of Art & DesignBathUK89.8
64University IUAV of VeniceVeniceItaly89.7
65Manchester School Of ArtManchesterUK89.6
66Northbrook CollegeSussexUK89.5
67University of Northampton NorthamptonUK89.4
68Limerick Institute of Technology
69Iceland Academy of the ArtsReykjavíkIceland89.2
70Haute École D'Art Et De DesignOsloNorway89.1
71School of Art and Design at Middlesex UniversityLondon UK89
72Domus AcademyMilanItaly88.6
73AMD HamburgHamburgGermany88.5
74University of Salford SalfordUK88.4
75Institut Français de la ModeParisFrance88.3
76Design School Kolding KoldingDenmark88.2
77The Art Institute of VancouverVancouverCanada88
78University of Central LancashireLancashireUK87.9
79De Montfort University (DMU)LeicesterUK87.8
80Northumbria University
Newcastle upon TyneUK87.7
81National Institute of DesignAhmedabadIndia87.6
82Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow UK87.5
83Royal Academy of Art
84Massachusetts College of Art and DesignBostonUS87.3
85Southampton Solent UniversitySouthampton UK87.2
86University of East LondonLondonUK87.1
87The Art Institute of CaliforniaCaliforniaUSA87
88University Of Technologies & DesignKiev or KyivUkraine86.5
89Massey UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand86.4
90Beckmans College of Design
Stockholm Sweden86.3
91British Higher School of Art and DesignMoscowRussia86.2
92Jean SchoolAmsterdamNetherlands86.1
93Mexico University Ibero Americana
Mexico CityMexico86
94Willem de Kooning AcademyRotterdamNetherlands85.9
95Gerrit Rietveld AcademieAmsterdamNetherlands85.8
96Jannette Klein UniversityMexico CityMexico85.7
97Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK85.6
98Lisbon Design SchoolLisbonPortugal84
99Design Academy of FashionCape TownSouth Africa83.8
100Design & Arts College of New ZealandChristchurchNew Zealand83.7
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