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2021 Best Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia

General Architecture is a popular major and Virginia is the 7th most popular state for students studying this major. 272 of the 6,093 General Architecture diplomas awarded last year were given by colleges in Virginia. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general architecture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for General Architecture students in Virginia.

Choosing a Great General Architecture School

Best Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia Your choice of general architecture school matters. Important measures of a quality architecture program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A general architecture degree from schools on this list usually results in above average wages following graduation. A general architecture bachelors degree from a school in Virginia helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $47,800 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on General Architecture students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other general architecture students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized general architecture related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for General Architecture students in Virginia.

Best Schools to Study General Architecture in Virginia

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Best Architecture Colleges in Virginia


Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Any student pursuing a degree in general architecture has to check out Virginia Tech. Located in the small city Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from the architecture program earn about $50,000 for their early career.


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University of Virginia - Main Campus is a good choice for individuals interested in a General Architecture degree. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville.

Grads of the architecture program state that they receive average early career income of $45,600.


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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 59
Florida 276 418
North Carolina 274 75
Tennessee 257 57
South Carolina 239 60
Kentucky 238 81
Alabama 230 72
Mississippi 228 41
Arkansas 226 55
Louisiana 225 63
West Virginia 205 1

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

Majors Similar to Architecture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Urban & Regional Planning 55
Landscape Architecture 24
Architectural Sciences & Technology 13
Architectural History 9
Environmental Design 3

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Danichou. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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