The List of All U.S Colleges With a Real Estate Major

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Real estate is a thriving, though often changing, industry. Today, some colleges offer it as a major, allowing students to gain knowledge and skills that are directly related to a future career in the field.

 

Are you considering earning a bachelor’s in real estate? Read on to find out the benefits of the major and how you can increase your odds of acceptance into a top program.

 

Why Should You Study Real Estate in College?

 

A bachelor’s degree in real estate offers direct preparation for a career as a real estate broker, agent, appraiser, or assessor, as well as a property or leasing manager. It can also provide a foundation for becoming a real estate or property lawyer and other roles.

 

For students looking to gain practical skills in a potentially lucrative field, real estate can offer a lot of potential. Students will learn business, finance, and economic concepts and study issues related to property, management, and more.

 

While some institutions offer concentrations in real estate as part of finance or business programs, a small number award bachelor’s degrees (BS, BA, BBS, or BBA) in real estate. These programs enable students to gain specific knowledge that is directly related to their future careers.

 

How Can You Increase Your Chances of Acceptance?

 

Real estate programs look for business-minded students with leadership potential. Applicants should have strong grades and test scores in areas like math and economics, depending on their availability within their high school curriculum. They should also demonstrate leadership in extracurriculars such as business club and look for opportunities to gain experience at businesses through internships or afterschool jobs. You might also ask local real estate businesses if you can intern with, work for, or shadow brokers and agents.

 

Given the small number of undergraduate real estate programs available, students must put together a balanced list of schools that includes safety, target, and reach colleges, accounting for personal preferences such as location, size, fit, and more. If you’re a high school freshman or sophomore, a mentor from our Early Advising program can help you build a profile that will maximize your chances of acceptance into a real estate program at the beginning of high school, advising you on course and extracurricular activity selection and more.

 

Using our Chancing Engine, we can also help 11th graders build a strong college list that reflects their real chances of acceptance. As part of our College Strategy program, we’ll advise you on how to best strengthen your profile for admission into a real estate program.

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What Colleges Have a Real Estate Major?

 

Baruch College | CUNY Baruch
Baylor University
California State University, Fresno | CSU Fresno
California State University, Los Angeles | Cal State LA
California State University, Northridge | CSUN
Central Michigan University | CMU
Clarion University
College of Charleston
DePaul University
Drexel University
East Tennessee State University | ETSU
Emory University
Florida International University | FIU
Florida State University | FSU
Georgia State University
Longwood University
Marquette University
Middle Tennessee State University | MTSU
Midland College | MC
Monmouth University
North Seattle College | NSC
Northeastern University
Roosevelt University
San Diego State University | SDSU
Seminole State College of Florida
St. Cloud State University | SCSU
Sterling College
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee State University | TSU
Texas Christian University | TCU
The Ohio State University | OSU
University of Baltimore
University of California, San Diego | UCSD
University of Central Florida | UCF
University of Cincinnati
University of Connecticut | UConn
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Miami
University of Mississippi | Ole Miss
University of Nevada, Las Vegas | UNLV
University of North Texas | UNT
University of Northern Iowa | UNI
University of San Diego | USD
University of South Carolina | USC
University of Southern California | USC
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
University of Texas at Arlington | UT Arlington
University of Texas at San Antonio | UTSA
University of West Georgia | UWG
University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin–Stout | UW–Stout
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU
Virginia Tech
Wentworth Institute of Technology | WIT

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Laura Berlinsky-Schine
Senior Blogger at CollegeVine
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Laura Berlinsky-Schine is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Creative Writing and minored in History. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and works as a freelance writer specializing in education. She dreams of having a dog.