Choosing a college is one of the biggest life decisions you’ll ever make. And arguably, it’s even harder for those pursing something slightly out of the box, like fashion design, styling or fashion marketing. While there is plenty of info available about the world’s top medical schools and law schools and plain old liberal arts schools, you have to dig deeper to get a real sense of what the world’s top fashion schools have to offer.

That’s why, in 2010, we began ranking the 50 best fashion schools across the globe. We wanted to provide you with a comprehensive snapshot, and to help you figure out which school is right for you by explaining why each of them is worth a look. The tenets of our methodology remain the same, but each year we aim to refine. In 2014, we considered:

  1. Central Saint Martins (London)
  2. London College of Fashion (London)
  3. Parsons, the New School For Design (New York)
  4. Kingston University (London)
  5. Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp)
  6. Fashion Institute of Technology (New York)
  7. Royal College of Art (London)
  8. Bunka Fashion College (Tokyo)
  9. Instituto Maragoni (Milan)
  10. ESMOD (Paris)
  11. Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah and Atlanta)
  12. Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale (Paris)
  13. La Cambre (Brussels)
  14. University of Westminster (London)
  15. Studio Bercot (Paris)
  16. Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (Los Angeles)
  17. Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication (London)
  18. Pratt Institute (Brooklyn)
  19. Rhode Island School of Design (Providence)
  20. Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)
  21. Academy of Art University (San Francisco)
  22. Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
  23. Drexel University (Philadelphia)
  24. Tafe Institute of Technology (Sydney)
  25. Polimoda (Florence)
  26. University of Art and Design (Helsinki)
  27. Ryerson University School of Fashion (Toronto)
  28. Hogeschool at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (Amsterdam)
  29. University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
  30. California College of Arts (San Francisco and Oakland)
  31. University of Applied Arts (Vienna)
  32. LIM College (New York City)
  33. School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago)
  34. University of Brighton (Brighton, United Kingdom)
  35. LaSalle College International (Montreal)
  36. KOEFIA (Rome)
  37. Paris College of Art (Paris)
  38. Philadelphia University (Philadelphia)
  39. Instituto Europeo Di Design (Barcelona)
  40. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne)
  41. Melbourne School of Fashion (Melbourne)
  42. Nift National Institute of Fashion and Technology (New Delhi)
  43. University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)
  44. Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles)
  45. Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Ramat Gan, Israel)
  46. George Brown College (Toronto)
  47. University of Delaware (Newark, Delaware)
  48. Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri)
  49. University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri)
  50. Raffles Design Institute (Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Mumbai)

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