LAAB ACCREDITATION INFORMATION


Public Information Policy: 

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) requires accredited programs to provide reliable information to the public on its accreditation status and its performance. This information is intended to help potential students make informed application decisions.


Accreditation Status:

We are a fully accredited  first-professional Master Degree Program having received our full accreditation in 1974. We were re-accredited from the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) in February of 2012 when the visiting team left zero recommendations for improvement.


Student Costs: 

Tuition and fees for a full-time student are currently $19,254 for in state-student and $30,698 for students outside the state of Virginia. The figures listed below come directly from the Student Financial Services Office and the Graduate Record:

TUITION + REQUIRED FEES

ESTIMATED GRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE


ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE for uva landscape architecture student (2017 -18)in-state (Virginian)OUT-of-state (non virginiaN)
TUITION + FEES19,25430,698
LIVING EXPENSES17,07817,078
BOOKS + SUPPLIES1,6301,630
TOTAL37,96249,406

 


ENTERING CLASS SIZES:

On average, our entering class size ranges from 12 - 30 students, with the largest concentration being in our Path 3.0 Program (14 students entering in 2017). Most students graduate within the expected time of their program. In 2016, we graduated 12 students. In 2017, we graduated 14 students. Both years reflect 100% retention rate. Every year, some students continue on an additional semester or year because they are pursuing dual degrees.


CAREERS FOLLOWING GRADUATION:

Our graduates are highly successful in finding positions in large and small professional design, consulting and local government offices in urban centers on both the east and west coasts and recently, design offices internationally, in China, Denmark and Australia.  Alumni survey results and feedback from professional offices that hire our students indicate that they regard our students as strong critical thinkers and designers.