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Ohio State University and Harvard University top Design Intelligence's ranking of landscape architecture programs for 2005, according to the publication's nationwide survey released in December. Ohio State had the top-ranked undergraduate program and Harvard the top-ranked graduate one. Other top-ranked programs are at the University of Georgia, the University of Pennsylvania, Kansas State and U.C. Berkeley, the listing says. The survey includes regional rankings and and rankings by five areas of specialization--design, analysis and planning, construction methods and materials, computer applications and research and theory. The DI publication also lists national salary estimates for design professionals. The publication used criteria submitted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA president Patrick Miller said. The preface recommends that students should: 1. Visit the campus and talk with students, faculty, and administration. 2. Talk with graduates about their real-world experiences. 3. Interview practitioners in the firms or industries where they would like to work. 4. Draw up a list of strengths and weaknesses on each school, based on the student's preferences. The 2005 edition of "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools" is available for instant .pdf download for $19.95 and in hard copy for $34.95. Visit The DesignIntelligence America's Best Landscape Architecture Schools Top 15 Lists. Undergraduate Programs 1. Ohio State University 2. University of Georgia 3. Kansas State University 4. Pennsylvania State University 5. Louisiana State University 6. Cornell University 7. Purdue University 8. (tie) California Polytechnic State University, San Luis 9. Obispo and Michigan State University 10. (tie) Ball State University and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 12. (tie) Iowa State University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst 14. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 15. Mississippi State University Graduate Programs 1. Harvard University 2. University of Pennsylvania 3. University of California, Berkeley 4. (tie) Louisiana State University and University of Georgia 6. University of Virginia 7. Cornell University 8. (tie) Kansas State University and University of Michigan 10. Ohio State University 11. (tie) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and North Carolina State University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst 14. Auburn University 15. Rhode Island School of Design

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