DesignIntelligence Ranks PhilaU Industrial Design, Interior Design Programs Among Top in Nation

Philadelphia University undergraduate and graduate industrial design programs were ranked among the best in the country in the latest report by DesignIntelligence.

The prestigious annual survey also ranked the University’s interior design program third nationally by employers for sustainable design practices and principles. And in a survey of PhilaU interior design students, 100 percent said they believe they will be well prepared for their profession upon graduation.

Nationally, the M.S. in Industrial Design program was ranked number seven among graduate programs. In the East, both undergraduate and graduate industrial design programs were cited as top academic programs, with the undergraduate program ranking third and the graduate program ranking fourth in the region.

In addition to being ranked among the best overall programs, PhilaU’s undergraduate industrial design program was cited as the second most admired in the nation in the DI survey of academic leaders in industrial design, including deans and department heads.

PhilaU industrial design programs also were ranked second nationally for cross-disciplinary teamwork and fifth nationally in educating industrial design.

These findings were included in DesignIntelligence’s latest report, America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2015. Based on a survey of hiring firms to determine the schools that best prepare students for success in the profession, the annual report is highly regarded as an indicator of top academic programs in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design.

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