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Design Intelligence Magazine Ranks DAAP Programs Among Nation’s Elite

 
For the fourth year in a row, DAAP’s undergraduate industrial design program is ranked No. 1 in the nation. Those 2015 rankings also placed DAAP’s undergraduate interior design program at No. 6, the graduate design program at No. 9, and the graduate architecture program at No. 18.

Date: 11/5/2014
By: Elizabeth M. Hess
Phone: (513) 556-5335

Design employers across the nation have once again named the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) undergraduate industrial design program as the country’s best in preparing students for success in the profession.

In the just-released 2015 survey by DesignIntelligence, DAAP’s design and architecture programs were ranked in the nation's top tier. This has been the case since the employer survey began in 1999.

The main findings in the latest survey are based on a straightforward question to employers: “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?”

DAAP programs ranked as follows:

  • No. 1 in the nation: DAAP’s undergraduate industrial design program. This is the fourth year in a row that this UC program has been named best in the nation. The program also ranked No. 1 in the Midwest, and No. 1 in a subsurvey of industrial design deans and department heads as the “most admired undergraduate industrial design program,” cited for student communication skills, design skills, computer applications, research and theory, and cross-disciplinary teamwork.
  • No. 6 in the nation: DAAP’s undergraduate interior design program. UC’s interior design program was also ranked No. 1 in the Midwest, and No. 1 in a subsurvey of interior design deans and department heads as the “most admired undergraduate interior design program” in the country.
  • No. 9 in the nation: DAAP's graduate design program. UC’s graduate design program was ranked No. 2 in the Midwest.
  • No. 18 in the nation: DAAP's graduate architecture program. UC’s graduate architecture program was ranked No. 3 in the Midwest.

  • Apply to DAAP’s undergraduate industrial design program.
  • Apply to DAAP’s undergraduate interior design program.
  • Apply to DAAP's graduate design program.
  • Apply to DAAP’s graduate architecture program.
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