Landscape Architecture

2022 Best Landscape Architecture Schools

51 Colleges in the United States
997 Landscape Degrees Awarded
$45,411 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you're seeking a degree in landscape architecture, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #224 one in the country in terms of popularity.As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 51 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for landscape architecture students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 997 degrees in landscape architecture to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Landscape Architecture School

Best Landscape Architecture Schools The landscape program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Landscape Architecture rankings. We derive our Best Overall Landscape Architecture School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Landscape Architecture Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Landscape Architecture Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Landscape Architecture in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of landscape degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Schools in Landscape

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
41 Landscape Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in landscape architecture needs to look into Cornell University. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 41 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in landscape architecture. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the landscape architecture major at Harvard University get $8,189 more than the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type

It's hard to beat University of California - Berkeley if you want to pursue a degree in landscape architecture. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #26 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 22 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year. Landscape Architecture degree recipients from University of California - Berkeley earn a boost of around $10,289 over the average earnings of landscape architecture graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$25,147 Median Student Debt

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in landscape architecture. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public university located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. A Best Schools rank of #70 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were approximately 25 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the landscape program report average early career wages of $44,300.

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Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, ESF is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 18th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 27 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at ESF in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the landscape program earn about $41,700 in their early career salary.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 12 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were roughly 20 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL

UF is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 19 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ
33 Landscape Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 33 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Landscape Degrees Awarded

UGA is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Athens. This university ranks 3rd out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 52 landscape architecture students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the landscape program earn about $42,800 in their early career salary.

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Landscape Architecture by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 8 majors within the Architecture & Related Services area of study, Landscape Architecture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Landscape

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 6,631
General Architecture 5,051
Urban & Regional Planning 2,548
Environmental Design 728
Interior Architecture 662
Real Estate Development 470
Architecture (Other) 233
Architectural History 160

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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