3. Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI
The Rhode Island School of Design is one of the best-known and most respected art schools in the country. They have all the usual art school majors in addition to some that other schools miss like glass blowing, furniture design, jewelry and metalsmithing, and industrial design. They also have a nature lab with animals, plants and specimens for students to study and reference in their art to make sure all the details are right. If you attend RISD, you’ll be among some great alumni company with Shepard Fairey, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, James Franco, and Kara Walker.