CEOWORLD Magazine Ranks PhilaU as Top International Fashion School

fashion designer Cassie O’Toole won the Mike Ternosky Obey Clothing award  for most creative collection for her collection inspired by blown glass pieces in collaboration with textile design students Katherine Burghart, Sarah Mersky, Huanlin Wang and industrial design student Valerie Gibbons.

CEOWORLD Magazine named PhilaU one of the top fashion schools in the world.

Philadelphia University is among the top 50 fashion schools in the world, according to a new ranking by CEOWORLD Magazine.

The publication’s 2016 Best Fashion School rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching and diversity, as well as learning experience, influence and value.

“Studying in a world-renowned fashion school is practically everyone’s dream,” CEOWORLD said in announcing the rankings.

PhilaU’s award-winning fashion programs include undergraduate programs in fashion design, textile design, fashion merchandising and management and graduate programs in textile design and global fashion enterprise.

Fashion students in the New York Immersion course presented designer Isaac Mizrahi with plans to extend his brand to home goods.

Fashion students in the New York Immersion course presented designer Isaac Mizrahi with plans to extend his brand to home goods.

PhilaU’s fashion programs also were recently ranked among the top programs worldwide by the Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings. In particular, the undergraduate fashion programs were ranked 4th in learning experience, while graduate programs were ranked 3rd in long-term value and 5th in learning experience. PhilaU also has been twice named one of the Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World by Fashionista, a leading international web site for fashion news and trends.

The University recently began work on its new $3 million Fashion and Textiles Futures Center, which will advance its innovative and highly regarded fashion and textiles curricula and enhance partnerships with industry leaders to more closely connect students to current and future jobs in an evolving marketplace. The Futures Center will be completed by the start of the fall 2016 semester. Read more here.

The Futures Center will further support the University’s signature Nexus Learning approach: teaching and learning that is active, collaborative, tied to the real world and infused with the liberal arts. It will provide state-of-the-art facilities to support student learning and foster collaboration, facilitate industry-sponsored projects, increase research opportunities for students and help attract and retain world-class faculty.

A leading business and technology magazine for CEOs and high-level executives, CEOWORLD surveyed more than 62,000 former students, fashion houses, fashion recruitment consultants, fashion designers and industry professionals to generate the list of top fashion schools. To read the full rankings, visit here, and see scenes from PhilaU’s 2016 Fashion Show below.

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