1. CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS (London, England)
-Programs: Fashion, Textile, and Jewelry Design
-Number of students: 1,200 fashion students
-Tuition: £9,500-12,700 ($14,900-$20,000)
-Famous Grads: Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, Christopher Kane, Hussein Chalayan, Zac Posen, Hamish Bowles, Paul Smith, Giles Deacon, Luella Bartley, Jenny Packham, Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, Alice Temperley, Riccardo Tisci, Matthew Williamson
-The Bottom Line: Central Saint Martins’ elite fashion design program was the clear winner here amongst our panel of experts. The school is partially government-funded, which means that talented British students from all walks of life have a chance to work their way in.What’s more, the teaching staff is legendary. Professor Louise Wilson has schooled all the greats–from McQueen to Giles Deacon–and she’s become an international fashion figure because of it. Further evidence of its importance, and influence: It’s the only fashion school that has its runway shows archived on Style.com.