For the creatively inclined, college can be a life-changing experience. Newsweek ranks the most selective campuses that offer an exception artistic atmosphere.
Methodology: To rank colleges across the country based on how imaginative their study body is, as well as how much the college fosters a creative atmosphere, we considered two metrics that quantify both: the percentage of students majoring in visual or performing arts and the number of official campus clubs devoted to artistic pursuits. We only looked at 4-year schools that admit less than 50% of applicants, to screed for the most selective of the creative colleges. Universities were ranked based on the percentage of undergrads in visual/performing arts (66%), as well as if the campus included any of the following 8 clubs (33%): drama, music ensembles, dance, film society, literary magazine, musical theater, student newspaper, and television station. All data is according to College Board.