NYSID Ranked One of the Best Interior Design Schools in the Nation

Nov. 17, 2014

Design Intelligence ranks the New York School of Interior Design No. 1 for graduate programs, No. 3 for undergraduate programs

The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is ranked among the best in the nation, according to a new survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence. NYSID’s graduate interior design programs have been ranked No. 1 in the nation and undergraduate interior design programs are ranked No. 3 in the nation for 2015.

In the regional rankings, NYSID continued its strong showing—the graduate programs are again ranked No. 1 and the undergraduate programs are ranked No. 2 in the East Coast region. The College also dominated the rankings of interior design skills assessment, ranking No. 1 in five out of the six categories:

  • Communication skills
  • Computer applications
  • Cross-disciplinary teamwork
  • Design skills
  • Sustainable design practices and principles

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive these outstanding rankings” said NYSID president David Sprouls. “They reflect our rigorous programs, strong faculty, and above all, that we are graduating exemplary students who have the skills they need to succeed. It also underscores that as a single-discipline college we are able to offer a deep and broad curriculum within small and focused learning environments. It’s a methodology that works and is reflected in these rankings.”

DesignIntelligence ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners. A total of 1,426 professional practice leaders with direct experience hiring and supervising the performance of recent architecture and design graduates participated in the research. The survey queried participants on the question, “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in today’s profession?” In addition, they are queried about additional issues, such as how programs rate in teaching various skills.

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