2013 USA Landscape Architecture School rankings announced

2013 USA Landscape Architecture School rankings announced
Harvard GSD | Gund Hall | Image Credit Flickr User
Peter Alfred Hess

UPDATE |  2014 Design Intelligence rankings are now available

Design Intelligence has announced the 2013 America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools including the top landscape architecture schools in the USA. This is the third year we are sharing the list with our readers. The ranking is determined by surveying respondents selected from lists of undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture programs accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.

LSU and Harvard have maintained their top ranking for Undergraduate and Graduate programs, whilst Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has risen to second spot for both its Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

2013 Rankings for Landscape Architecture based on firms hiring of graduates in the last 5 years.

UNDERGRADUATE
1. Louisiana State University (1)
2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (13)
3. Pennsylvania State University (2)
4. Kansas State University(N/A)
5. Texas A&M University(=3)

GRADUATE
1. Harvard University (1)
2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (12)
3. Cornell University (=4)
3. Louisiana State University (2)
5. University of Virginia (7)

(#) = 2012 Ranking

In the Deans Survey the of 57 education leaders of Landscape Architecture Deans and Department Heads, the LSU and University of Georgia where ranked first for undergraduate and Harvard ranked first for Graduate programs.

676 students were also surveyed and the students at University of Virginia were the happiest with their program from the 22 programs surveyed.

America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2013 is available from Design Intelligence.