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2022 Best Environmental Design Schools

28 Colleges in the United States
728 Environment Design Degrees Awarded
$41,900 Avg Early-Career Salary
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in environmental design. It is ranked #255 out of 368 major degree programs in terms of popularity. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 28 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Environmental Design Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 728 degrees in environmental design during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Environmental Design School

Best Environmental Design Schools Your choice of environmental design school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for environmental design schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

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 Environmental Design Degree Level

The environment design school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Environmental Design Schools. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Environmental Design in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the environment design degree levels they offer.

10 Top Schools in Environment Design

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

Any student pursuing a degree in environmental design needs to take a look at Cornell University. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA

Virginia Tech is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in environmental design. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 4 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA

It is difficult to beat University of California - Berkeley if you want to pursue a degree in environmental design. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very 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 roughly 23 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA

Northeastern University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in environmental design. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #58 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Northeastern is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at Northeastern in the most recent year we have data available.

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

UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the city of Austin. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were roughly 13 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC
46 Environment Design Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #123 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 46 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA

Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #38 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SC

Clemson is a very large public university located in the suburb of Clemson. A Best Schools rank of #195 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Clemson is a great university overall.

There were about 13 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AL
33 Environment Design Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #216 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Auburn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 33 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ

Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #153 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Rutgers New Brunswick is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 environmental design students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year.

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Environmental Design 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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Environmental Design is one of 8 different types of Architecture & Related Services programs to choose from.

Environment Design Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Environmental Design & Architecture 724
Healthcare Environment Design/Architecture 2
Sustainable Design/Architecture 2

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Majors Similar to Environment Design

Related Major Annual Graduates
Architectural Sciences & Technology 6,631
General Architecture 5,051
Urban & Regional Planning 2,548
Landscape Architecture 997
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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