Accreditation

The School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech offers two accredited professional degrees: the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) normally evaluates graduate and undergraduate landscape architecture programs every six years judging whether a program is in compliance with accreditation standards.

The next scheduled accreditation review is in Spring 2020.

Public Information

LAAB accredited programs are required to provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or Program. This information is intended to help potential students make informed application decisions.

Cost of Attendance per Year

Estimated undergraduate – $30,480 (in-state), $47,690 (out-of-state)

Estimated graduate – $33,560 (in-state), $48,080 (out-of-state)

Undergraduate tuition and fees – $12,890 (in-state), $30,100 (out-of-state)

Masters tuition and fees – $15,970 (in-state), $30,490 (out-of-state)

Architecture+Design fee – $1500

Estimated room and board (VT residential housing) – $11,600

Estimated books and supplies – $1,210

Estimated other expenses – $2,980

Estimated program field trips – $300

Estimated summer education abroad program:
Undergraduate : $11,500 (in-state), $14,200 (out-of-state)
Graduate: $12,700 (in-state), $15,200 (out-of-state)

Current detailed cost breakdowns for tuition and fees are available at https://www.bursar.vt.edu/tuition-fee-rates/tuition-fees.html.

Student Demographics

2012:

BLA student enrollment – 100
45% female, 13% minority

MLA Enrollment – 38
55% female, 20% minority

2013:

BLA Student Enrollment – 79
54% female, 14% minority

MLA Enrollment – 33
48% female, 17% minority

Graduation and Retention Rates

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture:

2012 Graduates
90% graduated within 5 years
74% of students who enrolled in the landscape architecture studio sequence received their degree

2013 Graduates
95% graduated within 5 years
85% of students who enrolled in the landscape architecture studio sequence received their degree

First-Professional Master’s Degree:

2012 Graduates
64% graduated within 3 years
36% graduated within 4 years

2013 Graduates
25% graduated within 3 years
75% graduated within 4 years

Course schedules at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center typically allow for students to work part-time which can result in a longer time to graduation.

Student Achievement