via Architect magazine
Staple resources like the US World and News Report's school evaluations often omit architecture, which was frustrating to me when applying for colleges. What, architecture isn't a big enough discipline to talk about nationally, when we have our own schools and - very often - buildings on campuses around the country?
In any rate (I'm really not that indignant), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (or the simpler ACSA) has compiled a guide to architecture schools, which is too late for me but a good resource for other budding designers caught between the arts, sciences, and engineering. Other resources include Design Intelligence's survey of schools (for a fee) and this informal guide posted by Architect magazine on their website.
If I were to go back and decide where to go for school, would I have chosen MIT? Dangerous question... I didn't put this truly to the test, but in general I've learned a lot here so far and still have much to go on in my next 1.5 years. More reflections on the semester to come...