Which school is ranked as the best college to earn a Masters of Fine Arts?

According to US News & World Report, it's Yale University. But there are a couple art schools and the University of California, Los Angeles nipping at Yale's heels.

US News ranked the top graduate schools with fine arts programs, based on the results of a peer assessment survey by art school deans and other top art school academics.

Check out the 8 schools with the best fine arts programs:

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  • Yale University

    New Haven, CT <em>Photo Credit:<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MainCourtyard.jpg" target="_hplink"> Jdbrandt</a></em>

  • Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, RI <em> Photo Credit: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhode_Island_School_of_Design,_Providence_RI.jpg" target="_hplink">John Phelan</a></em>

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Chicago, IL <em>Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:School_of_the_Art_Institute_Chicago_Grant_Park.JPG" target="_hplink">Alanscottwalker</a></em>

  • University of California--Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA <em> Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Janss_Steps,_Royce_Hall_in_background,_UCLA.jpg" target="_hplink">brent</a></em>

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

    Richmond, VA Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VCU_Snead_Hall_by_Jeff_Auth.JPG" target="_hplink">Jeff Auth</a>

  • California Institute of the Arts

    Valencia, CA Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cal_Arts_entrance.jpg" target="_hplink">Coolcaesar </a>

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA Photo Credit: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CMU_Hamerschlag_Hall.jpg" target="_hplink">mewtu/cpt</a>

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art

    Bloomfield Hills, MI Photo Credit:<a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cranbrook.JPG" target="_hplink"> Danielcausa</a>

  • Maryland Institute College of Art

    Baltimore, MD Photo Credit:<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MICA_MAIN_BUILDING.jpg" target="_hplink"> Spike55151</a>

For the full list, head over to US News & World Report's website.