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Most Popular Schools for Art History, Criticism and Conservation Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Sotheby's Institute of Art-NY 118 100% N/A
2 Columbia University in the City of New York 95 1% $64,144
3 University of California-Los Angeles 81 1% $32,416
4 New York University 67 1% $63,540
5 Florida State University 64 1% $21,543
6 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 56 1% $27,034
7 University of California-Santa Barbara 54 1% $34,051
8 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 53 1% $32,126
9 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 51 1% $29,468
10 Boston University 50 1% $61,446
11 CUNY Hunter College 50 1% $20,181
12 Pratt Institute-Main 50 4% $58,734
13 University of California-Santa Cruz 48 1% $33,153
14 Brigham Young University-Provo 47 1% $17,496
15 University of California-Berkeley 45 0% $33,319
16 The University of Texas at Austin 44 0% $26,156
17 University of Colorado Boulder 42 1% $28,887
18 Barnard College 40 6% $61,512
19 University of Kansas 40 1% $22,277
20 The New School 40 1% $59,691
21 University of Oregon 38 1% $24,352
22 School of the Art Institute of Chicago 35 4% $58,495
23 Old Dominion University 34 1% $22,267
24 Bard College 34 4% $62,572
25 Indiana University-Bloomington 34 0% $23,820
26 Christie's Education 34 100% N/A
27 Temple University 33 0% $29,632
28 College of Charleston 33 1% $26,656
29 University of Maryland-College Park 33 0% $23,734
30 Virginia Commonwealth University 31 0% $28,297
31 University of Florida 31 0% $19,103
32 University of Georgia 31 0% $22,064
33 Stony Brook University 29 0% $22,127
34 University of Houston 29 0% $22,463
35 Southern Methodist University 29 1% $61,355
36 University of California-Irvine 29 0% $30,504
37 Yale University 29 1% $61,620
38 DePaul University 29 0% $49,367
39 University of South Florida-Main Campus 28 0% $20,760
40 University of California-Riverside 28 1% $32,238
41 Syracuse University 28 1% $57,450
42 University of Southern California 28 0% $62,180
43 Buffalo State SUNY 28 1% $21,493
44 University of Illinois at Chicago 28 0% $29,320
45 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 27 0% $33,592
46 University of California-Davis 27 0% $33,066
47 University of California-San Diego 27 0% $30,470
48 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 27 0% $25,281
49 Kent State University at Kent 26 0% $24,926
50 Portland State University 26 0% $23,528
51 School of Visual Arts 26 2% $54,883
52 Tulane University of Louisiana 26 1% $61,178
53 George Mason University 25 0% $25,335
54 Tufts University 25 1% $61,000
55 University of San Francisco 25 1% $58,384
56 Princeton University 25 1% $55,832
57 University at Buffalo 24 0% $23,316
58 Washington University in St Louis 24 1% $61,808
59 University of Utah 24 0% $21,920
60 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 24 0% $26,282
61 Brown University 24 1% $60,460
62 Harvard University 24 0% $59,950
63 Wellesley College 23 4% $59,092
64 University of Denver 22 1% $56,077
65 University of Wisconsin-Madison 22 0% $23,931
66 University of North Texas 22 0% $20,232
67 Northwestern University 22 0% $63,193
68 Ohio State University-Main Campus 21 0% $25,479
69 American University 20 1% $56,808
70 Columbia College-Chicago 20 1% $40,677
71 California College of the Arts 20 4% $56,134
72 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20 0% $22,142
73 University of Iowa 19 0% $20,691
74 Mount Holyoke College 19 3% $55,496
75 Skidmore College 19 3% $60,900
76 SUNY at Purchase College 19 2% $24,672
77 Emory University 18 1% $59,908
78 Oberlin College 18 2% $62,132
79 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 18 0% $20,094
80 Florida International University 18 0% $22,968
81 George Washington University 17 0% $61,446
82 State University of New York at New Paltz 17 1% $21,403
83 SUNY at Binghamton 16 0% $22,832
84 University of Pennsylvania 16 0% $61,800
85 Bryn Mawr College 16 3% $59,760
86 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 16 0% $24,024
87 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 16 0% $27,434
88 San Francisco Art Institute 16 8% $57,932
89 CUNY Graduate School and University Center 16 1% N/A
90 University of Missouri-St Louis 15 1% $24,322
91 Maryland Institute College of Art 15 3% $55,100
92 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 15 0% $29,086
93 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 15 0% $26,240
94 Smith College 15 2% $60,167
95 Trinity College 14 2% $62,310
96 University of Mary Washington 14 1% $24,076
97 Towson University 14 0% $23,166
98 University of Arizona 14 0% $25,179
99 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 14 0% $22,246
100 Hamilton College 14 3% $59,590

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Art History, Criticism and Conservation program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.