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2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

There are about 1,954 students enrolled in Landscape Architecture in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

959

Vs. National Avg.

-94%

popularity Rank

#290

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$30K

Vs. National Avg.

25%

cost Rank

#135

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$49K

Vs. National Avg.

21%

salary Rank

#73

professors

Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

27%

professors Rank

#38

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

6%

students Rank

#118

SUMMARY

Majoring in Landscape Architecture is not only a valuable choice, but often a critical first step for pupils choosing to begin a career as an architectural consultant, a corporate real estate agent, or a senior landscape architect. In fact, landscape architecture is an uncommon major ranking as the 245th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 717 landscape architecture degrees conferred. In-state tuition for landscape architecture at private schools is, on average, 5 times more expensive than their public equivalents.

With only 54 universities offering landscape architecture there might be limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other landscape architecture undergraduates, look at institutions in California which have the most undergrads admitted to landscape architecture annually. More generally, the top region to study landscape architecture is in the Southeast region with University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, and West Virginia University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study landscape architecture is the Southeastern Conference with University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, and Texas A & M University-College Station representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best college for landscape architecture is Cornell University. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The 'best' school does not have to be the best school for you. There can be lots of angels to weigh when choosing ​university. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely modify one's feelings of which university to attend. At authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which landscape architecture university is home to the top campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which school has the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our pick of the school with the best student life for landscape architecture is Cornell University. Curious why? Keep reading to discover more about Authority's top choices. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If expense is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Cornell University. Cornell University&nbspappears to be the most expensive college for landscape architecture, at least for out of state enrollment. We have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the price tag at Cornell University&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that landscape architecture is the 235th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $28,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for landscape architecture nationally is Michigan demonstrated by a tuition of $40,384 at the main college in Michigan Michigan State University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for landscape architecture is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Connecticut with a cost of $36,466, University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a cost of $35,112, and University of Rhode Island with a cost of $29,710.

Our cheapest region for landscape architecture is the Plains region which is represented by Iowa State University with a cost of $23,230 and South Dakota State University with a cost of $11,172. In better news, the most affordable school for landscape architecture is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Our entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $11,500 for a degree in landscape architecture. That cost increases intensely to a median of $29,500 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the university with the best value for landscape architecture: Cornell University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list about the universities we believe to be the best value&nbspoverall. Bear in mind, this idea is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for landscape architecture students vary widely, but two-years after leaving college students will regularly earn around $55,900. While there is much variation in pay; highest paid earners can make up to $83,100. Even right out of college, the minimum earning positions within the landscape architecture space make $37,800, which could be worse. The top earning graduates from landscape architecture attended Cornell University&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of landscape architecture is on the higher end, ranking in the 73rd percentile of majors nationally. The university with the highest composite diversity for landscape architecture is Cornell University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Landscape Architecture only is in the 64th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 66th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion, 54%, of scholars studying landscape architecture. Additionally, 53% of undergrads pursuing a landscape architecture degree are women.

The median score for landscape architecture professors is 3.7 stars, a rating that is 7% lower than the median score for every major; which is a subpar ranking. If you are interested in the most popular landscape architecture professor in the country, look no further than Michael Martin at Iowa State University. It might come as a shock, but the top ranked landscape architecture professors according to students are at Iowa State University. As we incorporate data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the university with the overall best professors for landscape architecture is Cornell University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for landscape architecture is Cornell University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we hope you believe that approaching academics with a lens primarily shaped by superlatives might create issues. We encourage you to look at some of our more focused pages on different topics and read a few of our background articles on useful details to look out for as you continue your university search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH | www.osu.edu/

68%

Acceptance

66,017

Students

#194

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ | https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/

67%

Acceptance

56,178

Students

#152

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA | ucdavis.edu/

46%

Acceptance

41,236

Students

#96

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Florida International University

Miami, FL | www.fiu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

73,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Delaware

Newark, DE | www.udel.edu/

66%

Acceptance

26,527

Students

#142

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Landscape Architecture

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

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