2014 Landscape Architecture School Rankings

Penn State Arboretum (Flickr User:Cuizoo)

Its that time of year when Design Intelligence releases their annual rankings for the best design schools in North America. The rankings rate the design schools through surveying practitioners on which school they think is the best based on their hirings over the past 5 year. This year there has been a change in the top ranked Undergraduate coursea with Penn State overtaking LSU for 1st position; Harvard continues to dominate the Graduate courses ranking by maintaining their No.1 ranking. LSU has maintained its 3rd on the graduate course rankings with KSU rising to 2nd ranking from its 11th ranking in 2013.

The schools are also  ranked based on region (Midwest, East, West and South), communication, design, computer applications, research & theory, teamwork and sustainable design practices. The rankings not only review how employers rank each course, but there is also Deans rankings, student rankings and also a summary for each design school in the guide.

Below is the top 5 rankings for Undergraduate and Graduate Schools in Design Intelligence 2014 America’s Best Design Schools.

Undergraduate

2014 School 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
1 Pennsylvania State University 3 2 6 5 4
2 Lousiana State University 1 1 1 2 2
3 Purdue University 7 3 3 6 7
4 Cal Polytechnic State Uni. 7 3 8 14 10
5 University of Geogia 7 6 3 4 1

Graduate

2014 School 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
1 Harvard University 1 1 1 1 1
2 Kansas State University 11 3 8 4 8
3 Lousiana State University 3 2 2 3 3
4 University of Pennsylvania 6 4 4 5 11
5 Cornell University 3 4 4 9 5

Find out the top 15 Landscape Schools and rankings for Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial design in Design Intelligence America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2014.

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