CARTA programs ranked among world’s best by QS World University Rankings


CARTA’s architecture, design, visual and performing arts programs were ranked among the world’s best according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

Architecture ranked in the top 50 (#17-25) for their category among public U.S. universities. It is one of two schools in Florida to be ranked. CARTA’s design, visual and performing arts programs – along with our colleagues in the Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) – contributed to FIU’s Arts and Humanities #54-59 QS public ranking. 

The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), were calculated based on factors such as academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per paper. Ranking ranges indicate a tie between multiple universities. 

“I am humbled and honored to see that our CARTA programs are ranked among the world’s best in their categories,” said Brian Schriner, dean of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. “I want to thank all of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members for their contributions in achieving this prestigious recognition. These rankings are a true testament to their hard work, dedication and effort to provide innovative, experiential-learning opportunities that ultimately help create a more beautiful and sustainable world.”  

Twenty FIU programs were ranked in total by QS World University Rankings by Subject and eight of these programs ranked in the top 50 for their category among public U.S. institutions. 

“This recognition is a result of our laser-focus on providing exceptional student-centered learning, and upward economic mobility while producing transformative research, innovation and creative activities,” said FIU Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton. “We consistently strive to provide innovative curricula and workforce initiatives to optimize career success for our graduates.” 

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