Looking for a real estate education? You’ve got several options that you can take, including:
- You can teach yourself the basics and learn through experience – Many real estate investors take this path because it is typically the cheapest, but one of the biggest dangers is the mistakes you’ll likely make along the way.
- You can connect with other successful investors & find a mentor to educate you – This is a great option, and has led to many successful real estate investing careers. Do beware that there are gurus that have “mentorship” programs that tend to be VERY expensive, and where you’re typically being “educated” by an underling with little experience vs. the guru you think you’re going to be trained by.
- You can learn from a self-proclaimed real estate guru – By far, we believe this is the worst possible choice. The vast majority of these gurus have created businesses with one goal in mind, and that goal is not to make you successful — it is to make sure they can get as much money out of you as possible.
- You can attend an accredited college or university – Certainly this would be the option that we recommend, however we do recognize that there are costs that come with it. We’ve designed this page to help you find resources within this option — those real estate programs that are built to ensure you get the best and most balanced education in the field.
We’ve scoured the web to find colleges and universities that offer business degrees in real estate, which you can find below.
College & University Real Estate Programs
- ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business: Division of Real Estate – Tempe, AZ
- Cornell University Program in Real Estate – Ithaca, NY
- DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business, Department of Real Estate – Chicago, IL
- New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate – New York, NY
- Northwestern University Real Estate Management Program – Evanston, IL
- University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business Real Estate Group – Berkeley, CA
- University of Connecticut’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies – Storrs, CT
- University of Florida’s Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate within the Warrington College of Business Administration – Gainesville, FL
- University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business – Athens, GA
- University of Illinois Urbana Champaign’s Department of Finance within the College of Business – Champaign, IL
- University of Pennsylvania Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton – Philadelphia, PA
- University of Southern California (USC) Lusk Center for Real Estate – Los Angeles, CA
- University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business – Austin, TX
- University of Wisconsin at Madison Center for Real Estate – Madison, WI
If you’ve got suggestions for additional programs, please contact us.
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