Following are the top ranking animation schools and colleges in the world:

Vancouver Film School (VFS) (Canada)
- VFS has been named the top animation school in Canada and fifth best worldwide in 3D World Magazine's first global Ivy League ranking. VFS's Animation & Visual Effects department is the only one-year program in 3D World's top five.
- VFS is the first Canadian school to officially partner with ZBrush, with the partnership agreement providing VFS with full access to educational licenses for their cutting-edge software, ZBrush.

Ringling College of Art and Design (USA)
- It is a fully accredited college offering the Bachelor's degree in a range of disciplines including: Advertising Design, Business of Art & Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture.
- The College's Computer Animation Program was rated the Best in North America by the acclaimed 3D World magazine in 2007.

Savannah College of Art and Design (USA)
- The College offers a range of degree programs, certificate programs, individual courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and noncredit community education courses.
- The SCAD animation program has been named among the world's top animation schools and among the "Ivy League of Animation" by 3D World magazine.
- It is the first art and design college to be awarded the 2007 Outstanding Distance Education program by the Instructional Technology Council.
- It was named one of the "25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future" in Kaplan's 2008 "You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future".

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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