8.) DREXEL UNIVERSITY* (Philadelphia, PA)
-Programs: Fashion Design; Design & Merchandising
-Number of Students: Undergrads in media arts and design: 2,800 Fashion: 120 Design and Merchandising: 260
-The Bottom Line: Many students have won national and international awards, and gone on to study at the Chambre Syndicale and nab huge jobs in France. There’s a sophomore year study abroad at the London College of Fashion. The Design & Merchandising program includes a rigorous business component to prepare you for the biz.