University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Admissions

Applications for Fall 2017 open October 1

Fall 2017 applications are due January 15, 2017

 

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers a first-professional five-year bachelor's degree in landscape architecture. Applicants fall into four categories determined by the student's previous education.

First year applicants—Students have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and have earned fewer than 36 college credits.

Transfer applicants—Students have completed 36 or more college credits. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record. High school GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required but may be submitted for review.

Enrolled UO student applicants—Students currently enrolled at the UO and at any point in their degree advancement. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record. High school GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required but may be submitted for review.

Advanced transfer applicants—Students have completed at least one year of landscape, architectural or interior architectural design. College GPA is used to evaluate academic record. High school GPA and SAT/ACT scores are not required.
 


Application Process

For current UO students, the BLA application consists of one part:

Department of Landscape Architecture online application through SlideRoom: (Fall 2017 Admissions)

  • PDF copy of all of your transcripts (if you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts; if you have more than 36 completed college credits, include just your college transcripts)
  • Personal statement - The personal statement should address why you want to study Landscape Architecture, in particular, and why you want to study at the University of Oregon. In this letter, please tell us about yourself – your background, your interests and aspirations in the field of landscape architecture, and anything else which you believe will aid us in making an intelligent decision regarding your admission.
  • Portfolio - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee with a sense of your creative potential. Students who apply and are accepted display various kinds of creative potential or skill. “Knowing how to draw” is not a prerequisite for the program. Instead, we look for “demonstrated creative potential” across many fields. Please include graphic and/or written materials, such as photographs, drawings, images of sculpture ceramics, textile work short stories, poetry and original music. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your graphic abilities. Clarity is paramount.
  • 3 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement.
  • $10 administrative submission fee
     

For students new to the UO, the BLA application consists of two parts, which includes both steps as outlined below, that must be completed before the application committee will review it. 
 

  1. University of Oregon online application
    Includes official transcripts and English Language competency for non-native English speakers. See UO application requirements here.
    English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Department of Landscape Architecture: IBT TOEFL Minimum = 90
; PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575; IELTS Minimum = 7.0. 
    ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4405.
     
  2. Department of Landscape Architecture online application through SlideRoom  (Fall 2017 Admissions)
  • PDF copy of all of your transcripts (if you have less than 36 completed college credits, include both your high school and college transcripts; if you have more than 36 completed college credits, include just your college transcripts)
  • Personal statement - The personal statement should address why you want to study Landscape Architecture, in particular, and why you want to study at the University of Oregon. In this letter, please tell us about yourself – your background, your interests and aspirations in the field of landscape architecture, and anything else which you believe will aid us in making an intelligent decision regarding your admission.
  • Portfolio - The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee with a sense of your creative potential. Students who apply and are accepted display various kinds of creative potential or skill. “Knowing how to draw” is not a prerequisite for the program. Instead, we look for “demonstrated creative potential” across many fields. Please include graphic and/or written materials, such as photographs, drawings, images of sculpture ceramics, textile work short stories, poetry and original music. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your graphic abilities. Clarity is paramount.
  • 3 letters of recommendation - Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement.
  • $10 administrative submission fee

 

Advanced Transfers (undergraduates with some college background)
Please follow the above. Advanced placement will be based upon demonstrated ability and previous accomplishment; including academic and work experience. Students applying for advanced transfer standing will usually have completed at least two years of landscape architecture at another institution.

If you have any previous baccalaureate (undergraduate) degree, you must apply to our graduate studies program (Master of Landscape Architecture).

For questions about the program or for more information, please contact us at landarch@uoregon.edu or at 541-346-3634.

 

Admission Fee

If admitted to the Program, an admissions fee of $200.00 will be required of all incoming students. This fee is used in support of student orientation events and materials.