Music Schools in The West - 2017 Ranking

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In 2017, we have evaluated music 293 schools offering majors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Our team ranks University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), Arizona State University Tempe (Tempe, AZ), and University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) the best three music schools in the West.

See the Best 50 Music schools in the West below or narrow your search by program, state, or city in the West.


Top 50 music schools in the West:

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 31 music programs

Arizona State University Tempe - Music School Ranking
2. Arizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ, 12 music programs

University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
3. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 24 music programs

Brigham Young University Provo - Music School Ranking
4. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 16 music programs

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
5. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA, 16 music programs

University of California Los Angeles - Music School Ranking
6. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 9 music programs

University of Colorado Boulder - Music School Ranking
7. University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, 7 music programs

California State University Northridge - Music School Ranking
8. California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA, 4 music programs

California State University Long Beach - Music School Ranking
9. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 5 music programs

University of Washington Seattle - Music School Ranking
10. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 66 music programs

California Institute of The Arts - Music School Ranking
11. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, 16 music programs

University of Arizona - Music School Ranking
12. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, 10 music programs

University of Utah - Music School Ranking
13. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, 4 music programs

California State University Fullerton - Music School Ranking
14. California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, CA, 6 music programs

University of California Berkeley - Music School Ranking
15. University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 4 music programs

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical - Music School Ranking
Stanford University - Music School Ranking
17. Stanford University

Stanford, CA, 5 music programs

San Diego State University - Music School Ranking
18. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA, 8 music programs

University of California Santa Barbara - Music School Ranking
19. University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, 5 music programs

University of California San Diego - Music School Ranking
20. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 6 music programs

University of Nevada Las Vegas - Music School Ranking
21. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, 4 music programs

California State University Fresno - Music School Ranking
22. California State University Fresno

Fresno, CA, 3 music programs

University of California Santa Cruz - Music School Ranking
23. University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 5 music programs

University of California Irvine - Music School Ranking
24. University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA, 4 music programs

University of California Davis - Music School Ranking
25. University of California Davis

Davis, CA, 4 music programs

California State University Los Angeles - Music School Ranking
26. California State University Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 5 music programs

University of Hawaii at Manoa - Music School Ranking
27. University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI, 3 music programs

University of California Riverside - Music School Ranking
28. University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA, 5 music programs

Claremont Graduate University - Music School Ranking
29. Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA, 4 music programs

University of Denver - Music School Ranking
30. University of Denver

Denver, CO, 16 music programs

Colorado State University Fort Collins - Music School Ranking
31. Colorado State University Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO, 5 music programs

Northern Arizona University - Music School Ranking
32. Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ, 11 music programs

University of Northern Colorado - Music School Ranking
33. University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO, 4 music programs

University of The Pacific - Music School Ranking
34. University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA, 10 music programs

University of Wyoming - Music School Ranking
35. University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY, 9 music programs

California State University Chico - Music School Ranking
36. California State University Chico

Chico, CA, 7 music programs

Portland State University - Music School Ranking
37. Portland State University

Portland, OR, 10 music programs

University of Idaho - Music School Ranking
38. University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, 18 music programs

University of New Mexico - Music School Ranking
39. University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, 3 music programs

Azusa Pacific University - Music School Ranking
40. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA, 2 music programs

Chapman University - Music School Ranking
41. Chapman University

Orange, CA, 8 music programs

California State University Sacramento - Music School Ranking
42. California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, CA, 5 music programs

Seattle University - Music School Ranking
43. Seattle University

Seattle, WA, 5 music programs

University of Redlands - Music School Ranking
44. University of Redlands

Redlands, CA, 13 music programs

Boise State University - Music School Ranking
45. Boise State University

Boise, ID, 12 music programs

Utah State University - Music School Ranking
46. Utah State University

Logan, UT, 3 music programs

Mills College - Music School Ranking
47. Mills College

Oakland, CA, 5 music programs

The University of Montana - Music School Ranking
48. The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, 4 music programs

San Jose State University - Music School Ranking
49. San Jose State University

San Jose, CA, 4 music programs

University of Nevada Reno - Music School Ranking
50. University of Nevada Reno

Reno, NV, 4 music programs

Music schools in the West by state:

Schools by State17 Music Schools in Arizona167 Music Schools in California17 Music Schools in Colorado8 Music Schools in Idaho6 Music Schools in Montana5 Music Schools in Nevada7 Music Schools in New Mexico23 Music Schools in Oregon11 Music Schools in Utah18 Music Schools in Washington8 Music Schools in Wyoming

Music programs in the West:

General Music: 264 schools
Music History and Literature: 50 schools
Music Performance: 78 schools
Music Theory and Composition: 43 schools
Piano and Organ: 13 schools
Stringed Instruments: 9 schools
Voice and Opera: 19 schools
Jazz Studies: 10 schools
Music Conducting: 8 schools
Music Therapy: 6 schools
Music Pedagogy: 70 schools
Music Management and Merchandising: 35 schools

Music schools in other regions:

Northeast: 276 schools
Midwest: 387 schools
South: 522 schools

Popular music school cities in the West:

in Arizona:
Flagstaff: 1 school
Phoenix: 6 schools
Tempe: 1 school
Tucson: 1 school
in California:
Alhambra: 1 school
Aptos: 1 school
Arcata: 1 school
Azusa: 1 school
Berkeley: 2 schools
Chico: 1 school
Claremont: 6 schools
Costa Mesa: 2 schools
Davis: 1 school
Fresno: 3 schools
Fullerton: 2 schools
Hayward: 2 schools
Hollywood: 2 schools
Irvine: 3 schools
La Jolla: 2 schools
La Mirada: 1 school
Long Beach: 2 schools
Los Angeles: 10 schools
Northridge: 1 school
Oakland: 3 schools
Orange: 1 school
Pasadena: 2 schools
Pomona: 1 school
Redlands: 1 school
Riverside: 4 schools
Rohnert Park: 1 school
Sacramento: 4 schools
San Diego: 5 schools
San Francisco: 5 schools
San Jose: 2 schools
San Luis Obispo: 2 schools
Santa Barbara: 3 schools
Santa Cruz: 1 school
Stanford: 1 school
Stockton: 2 schools
Turlock: 1 school
Valencia: 1 school
in Colorado:
Boulder: 2 schools
Denver: 4 schools
Fort Collins: 1 school
Greeley: 1 school
in Hawaii:
Honolulu: 2 schools
in Idaho:
Boise: 1 school
Moscow: 1 school
Rexburg: 1 school
in Montana:
Bozeman: 1 school
Missoula: 1 school
in Nevada:
Las Vegas: 2 schools
Reno: 2 schools
in New Mexico:
Albuquerque: 1 school
Las Cruces: 1 school
Santa Fe: 2 schools
in Oregon:
Ashland: 1 school
Corvallis: 1 school
Eugene: 2 schools
Portland: 7 schools
in Utah:
Ephraim: 1 school
Logan: 1 school
Ogden: 1 school
Orem: 1 school
Provo: 1 school
Salt Lake City: 4 schools
in Washington:
Bellingham: 1 school
Cheney: 1 school
Ellensburg: 1 school
Pullman: 1 school
Seattle: 4 schools
Shoreline: 1 school
Spokane: 2 schools
Tacoma: 2 schools
in Wyoming:
Laramie: 1 school
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