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2018 Ranking - Top 50 film schools:

University of Southern California - Film School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 12 film programs

University of California Los Angeles - Film School Ranking
2. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 4 film programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Film School Ranking
3. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 5 film programs

New York University - Film School Ranking
4. New York University

New York City, NY, 7 film programs

University of California Santa Barbara - Film School Ranking
5. University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, 4 film programs

California Institute of The Arts - Film School Ranking
6. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, 10 film programs

Temple University - Film School Ranking
7. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 5 film programs

California State University Long Beach - Film School Ranking
8. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 2 film programs

University of Central Florida - Film School Ranking
9. University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL, 3 film programs

American Film Institute Conservatory - Film School Ranking
10. American Film Institute Conservatory

Los Angeles, CA, 2 film programs

Yale University - Film School Ranking
11. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 6 film programs

Columbia University in The City of New York - Film School Ranking
12. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 2 film programs

University of Pennsylvania - Film School Ranking
13. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, 2 film programs

University of Chicago - Film School Ranking
14. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, 4 film programs

Brown University - Film School Ranking
15. Brown University

Providence, RI, 2 film programs

Dartmouth College - Film School Ranking
16. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH, 2 film programs

Stanford University - Film School Ranking
17. Stanford University

Stanford, CA, 3 film programs

The Juilliard School - Film School Ranking
18. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 4 film programs

Northwestern University - Film School Ranking
19. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 6 film programs

Middlebury College - Film School Ranking
20. Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT, 2 film programs

Washington University in St Louis - Film School Ranking
21. Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO, 3 film programs

Vanderbilt University - Film School Ranking
22. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN, 2 film programs

Wesleyan University - Film School Ranking
23. Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT, 3 film programs

University of California Berkeley - Film School Ranking
24. University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 4 film programs

Emory University - Film School Ranking
25. Emory University

Atlanta, GA, 5 film programs

Vassar College - Film School Ranking
26. Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 film programs

Northeastern University - Film School Ranking
27. Northeastern University

Boston, MA, 1 film program

University of Rochester - Film School Ranking
28. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 2 film programs

Brandeis University - Film School Ranking
29. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA, 3 film programs

University of Maryland College Park - Film School Ranking
30. University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD, 2 film programs

University of California San Diego - Film School Ranking
31. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 2 film programs

University of Miami - Film School Ranking
32. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 5 film programs

Syracuse University - Film School Ranking
33. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, 4 film programs

Brigham Young University Provo - Film School Ranking
34. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 6 film programs

Boston University - Film School Ranking
35. Boston University

Boston, MA, 5 film programs

Ohio State University - Film School Ranking
36. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 2 film programs

George Washington University - Film School Ranking
37. George Washington University

Washington, DC, 3 film programs

Pepperdine University - Film School Ranking
38. Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA, 5 film programs

University of Georgia - Film School Ranking
39. University of Georgia

Athens, GA, 1 film program

Chapman University - Film School Ranking
40. Chapman University

Orange, CA, 7 film programs

Loyola Marymount University - Film School Ranking
41. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, 5 film programs

American University - Film School Ranking
42. American University

Washington, DC, 6 film programs

CUNY Hunter College - Film School Ranking
43. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, NY, 4 film programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Film School Ranking
44. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 3 film programs

University of Pittsburgh - Film School Ranking
45. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, 4 film programs

SUNY at Binghamton - Film School Ranking
46. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY, 2 film programs

University of Washington Seattle - Film School Ranking
47. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 4 film programs

Emerson College - Film School Ranking
48. Emerson College

Boston, MA, 3 film programs

University of California Santa Cruz - Film School Ranking
49. University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 3 film programs

University of California Riverside - Film School Ranking
50. University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA, 2 film programs

Film schools by state:

Schools by StateNo Film Schools in Alabama11 Film Schools in Arizona4 Film Schools in Arkansas78 Film Schools in California8 Film Schools in Colorado9 Film Schools in Connecticut1 Film Schools in Delaware29 Film Schools in Florida11 Film Schools in Georgia2 Film Schools in Idaho15 Film Schools in Illinois4 Film Schools in Indiana6 Film Schools in Iowa2 Film Schools in Kansas3 Film Schools in Kentucky6 Film Schools in LouisianaNo Film Schools in Maine7 Film Schools in Maryland21 Film Schools in Massachusetts23 Film Schools in Michigan10 Film Schools in Minnesota1 Film Schools in Mississippi10 Film Schools in Missouri2 Film Schools in Montana4 Film Schools in Nebraska3 Film Schools in Nevada3 Film Schools in New Hampshire7 Film Schools in New Jersey12 Film Schools in New Mexico38 Film Schools in New York14 Film Schools in North CarolinaNo Film Schools in North Dakota18 Film Schools in Ohio10 Film Schools in Oklahoma9 Film Schools in Oregon31 Film Schools in Pennsylvania4 Film Schools in Rhode Island7 Film Schools in South CarolinaNo Film Schools in South Dakota13 Film Schools in Tennessee15 Film Schools in Texas4 Film Schools in Utah8 Film Schools in Vermont11 Film Schools in Virginia7 Film Schools in Washington5 Film Schools in District of ColumbiaNo Film Schools in West Virginia6 Film Schools in Wisconsin3 Film Schools in Wyoming

Film schools by diploma:

Certificates: 117 schools
Associate's Degrees: 105 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 347 schools
Master's Degrees: 96 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 12 schools

Film schools by major:

Film and Cinema Studies: 234 schools
Film Acting: 104 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 47 schools
Cinematography and Production: 264 schools

Film schools by region:

Northeast: 121 schools
Midwest: 98 schools
South: 143 schools
West: 140 schools

Popular film school cities:

in Arizona:
Scottsdale: 2 schools
Tempe: 1 school
Tucson: 3 schools
in California:
Berkeley: 1 school
Burbank: 2 schools
Hollywood: 2 schools
Irvine: 1 school
La Mirada: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Angeles: 7 schools
Orange: 1 school
Riverside: 3 schools
Sacramento: 5 schools
San Diego: 1 school
San Francisco: 8 schools
Santa Barbara: 2 schools
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Santa Monica: 2 schools
Tarzana: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
in Colorado:
Aurora: 1 school
Boulder: 1 school
in District of Columbia:
Washington: 5 schools
in Florida:
Coral Gables: 1 school
Fort Lauderdale: 2 schools
Miami: 2 schools
Orlando: 5 schools
Tallahassee: 1 school
Winter Park: 1 school
in Georgia:
Atlanta: 6 schools
Savannah: 1 school
in Illinois:
Carbondale: 1 school
Chicago: 7 schools
in Iowa:
Iowa City: 1 school
in Kansas:
Lawrence: 1 school
in Massachusetts:
Boston: 5 schools
Fitchburg: 1 school
in Michigan:
Allendale: 1 school
Ann Arbor: 2 schools
Grand Rapids: 4 schools
Kalamazoo: 1 school
in Minnesota:
Minneapolis: 5 schools
in Missouri:
Saint Louis: 2 schools
in Montana:
Bozeman: 1 school
Missoula: 1 school
in Nevada:
Las Vegas: 1 school
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 2 schools
Santa Fe: 3 schools
in New York:
Brooklyn: 2 schools
Buffalo: 1 school
Ithaca: 2 schools
New York City: 15 schools
Purchase: 2 schools
Rochester: 4 schools
Syracuse: 1 school
in North Carolina:
Wilmington: 2 schools
Winston Salem: 3 schools
in Ohio:
Bowling Green: 1 school
Columbus: 2 schools
in Oklahoma:
Norman: 2 schools
Oklahoma City: 3 schools
Tulsa: 3 schools
in Oregon:
Eugene: 1 school
Portland: 4 schools
in Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia: 7 schools
Pittsburgh: 7 schools
University Park: 1 school
in Puerto Rico:
Bayamon: 1 school
in Rhode Island:
Providence: 3 schools
in South Carolina:
Columbia: 1 school
in Tennessee:
Chattanooga: 1 school
Nashville: 5 schools
in Texas:
Dallas: 3 schools
in Utah:
Provo: 1 school
Salt Lake City: 2 schools
in Washington:
Seattle: 3 schools
in Wisconsin:
Milwaukee: 3 schools
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