List of the Best Computer Graphics Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Computer graphics is the manipulation and presentation of image data through the use of specialized technology. This method is often used to create animation cartoons, video games and movies. Two of the best-ranked schools offering programs and classes in computer graphics are the University of Miami in Florida and Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania.

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University of Miami

U.S. News and World Report listed the University of Miami 47th on the list of top colleges in the United States in 2011. The school was also named one of the best southeastern universities by The Princeton Review in 2010. Computer-science degrees are available at the undergraduate and graduate level, with specializations geared toward computer graphics. Students involved in the graphics and games track have to participate in classes that introduce game programming, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, physics and assorted animation techniques.

Contact Info

  • Address: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124
  • Phone Number: (305) 284-2211

Carnegie Mellon University

The Princeton Review called Carnegie Mellon University one of the best universities in the northeast in 2010. U.S. News and World Report ranked it 23rd on the list of best universities nationwide. Many computer graphic classes are available through the computer science programs at Carnegie Mellon University; a list of topics includes animation, computational photography, technical animation, vision sensors, character animation, human motion and physical simulation.

Contact Info

  • Address: 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
  • Phone Number: (412) 268-2000

List of Twenty Good U.S. Computer Graphics Schools and Colleges

School Name Total Student Enrollment Address Phone Number
Texas A & M University 48,702 College Station, Texas 77843 (979) 845-3211
University of California, Irvine 27,142 Irvine, California 92697 (949) 824-5011
DePaul University 25,072 55 E. Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604 (312) 362-8000
University of Pennsylvania 24,599 1 College Hall 34th and Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (215) 898-5000
California State University-Chico 16,934 First and Normal Sts., Chico, California 95929 (530) 898-6116
University of Miami 15,629 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 (305) 284-2211
Rochester Institute of Technology 15,445 1 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, New York 14623 (585) 475-2411
Indiana Wesleyan University 15,345 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, Indiana 46953 (765) 674-6901
Long Island University-C W Post Campus 11,749 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, New York 11548 (516) 299-2900
Carnegie Mellon University 11,197 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (412) 268-2000
Johnson & Wales University 10,709 8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 (401) 598-1000
Savannah College of Art and Design 9,906 342 Bull St., Savannah, Georgia 31402 (912) 525-5000
Wilmington University 9,650 320 Dupont Hwy., New Castle, Delaware 19720 (877) 967-5464
The University of Tampa 6,291 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33606 (813) 253-3333
University of Baltimore 6,265 Charles at Mount Royal, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (410) 837-4200
Pratt Institute 4,707 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11205 (718) 636-3600
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 4,514 Six Metrotech Ctr., Brooklyn, New York 11201 (718) 260-3100
Rogers State University 4,235 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, Oklahoma 74017 (918) 343-7777
Dominican University 3,909 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, Illinois 60305 (708) 366-2490
Dakota State University 2,827 820 N. Washington, Madison, South Dakota 57042 (605) 256-5111
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