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The Best Colleges for Film  

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List of the best colleges for film. Film schools have been ranked here in order of excellence and they are open to your votes. The University of Southern California likes to boast its tradition of having an alum win an Oscar every year since the Oscars even started. But if you are not ready to make the big move to Hollywood to learn about Hollywood, there are, as you will see on this list, several top film schools that are not located in Los Angeles, California. Or, if you are looking for a hybrid, schools like Boston University's College of Communication as well as Ithaca have "Study Abroad" programs in the L.A. film industry. These schools can snag you internships in film and television, network you with Hollywood alums, and ultimately lead you to the silver screen where you belong. So whether it is production, screenwriting, or television studies, these number one film schools are your ticket to Tinseltown.
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New York University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
New York City, New York, United States of America
New York, NY
2
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, CA
3
Columbia University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York
New York, New York
4
American Film Institute is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, CA
5
Drexel University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
6
Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Columbus, Ohio
7
Ithaca College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Ithaca, Greece
Ithaca, New York
8
Emerson College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Boston, Massachusetts
9
Wesleyan University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America
Middletown, Connecticut
10
University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, California
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Syracuse University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Syracuse, New York
12
Boston University College of C... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Boston, Massachusetts
13
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Austin, Texas, United States of America
Austin, Texas
14
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Evanston, Illinois
15
Chapman University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Orange, California, United States of America
Orange, California
16
California Institute of the Ar... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Santa Clarita, Valencia, California
Valencia, California
17
DePaul University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Chicago, Illinois
18
University of Kansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
Lawrence, Kansas
19
Savannah College of Art and De... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Savannah, Georgia
20
University of Colorado Boulder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Boulder, Colorado
21
Arizona State University is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
Tempe, Arizona
22
Middlebury College is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America
Middlebury, Vermont
23
University of Miami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America
Miami, Florida
24
Howard University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Washington, DC
25
Loyola Marymount University is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colleges for Film
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Los Angeles, California