Every year QS World University ranks the world’s best universities covering 48 different subjects, here we report the world’s top architecture universities 2019.

The world’s top architecture 2019 ranking is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These are sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s most comprehensive research citations database.

Since many years aspiring architects should pack up their sketching books and “compasses” and head to the US or the UK according to the rankings.
The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL (University College London) has climbed one place to be named the best university for studying architecture this year. Two other institutions from the UK feature in the top 10: the University of Cambridge and the Manchester School of Architecture.

Bartlett School of Architecture | Photography: Jack Hobhouse

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the second place even if is topping the overall list for a record seventh consecutive year. MIT is one of five American institutions in this year’s top 10, with all of the top four retaining their positions from last year.

TU Delft University of Technology, based in The Netherlands, confirms its third place. Surprisingly we can now find two universities from Switzerland amongst the best 15: ETH Zurich confirming last year 4th place and EPFL climbing from the 17th to the 12th place.

Even if the city of Milan in Italy is climbing the ranking among the best cities to visit in the world, Politecnico di Milano lost some positions form last year of World’s top Architecture Universities ranking. Due to the increasing interest of the city of Milan we are sure it will enanche its ranking in the near future.

World’s top architecture Universities 2019 ranking:

1 Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London) – United Kingdom
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – United States
3 TU Delft University of Technology – Netherlands
4 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Switzerland
5 Harvard University – United States
6 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – United States
7 University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
8 National University of Singapore (NUS) – Singapore
9 Manchester School of Architecture – United Kingdom
10 Tsinghua University – China
11 Politecnico di Milano – Italy
12 EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne – Switzerland
13 The University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong
14 Columbia University – United States
15 The University of Sydney – Australia


here you can find all the other 2019 best architecture universities in the World.