Best Undergraduate Business Programs by BusinessWeek

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1 Pennsylvania
(Wharton) Philadelphia
1  Private 4 $ 34,156 2384 4 4 $ 60,000 7 1 100.00  10.5  1430  NA  A+ A+ A+
Last years top program is still in a class by itself: outstanding faculty, high-caliber students, and an unparalleled alumni network.
2 Virginia
(McIntire) Charlottesville
2  Public 2 $ 7,845 650 1 33 $ 52,500 2 3 92.74  10.8  1366  NA  A+ A+ A+
McIntires third-year Integrated Core Experience, strong faculty, and Type-A students makes UVA a destination for top national recruiters.
3 UC-Berkeley
(Haas) Berkeley, Calif.
12  Public 2 $ 7,704 700 11 1 $ 55,000 4 24 91.86  26.9  1355  NA  A A+ A
Top-flight faculty and student body, combined with a responsive administration, put Berkeley on top.
4 Emory
(Goizueta) Atlanta
5  Private 2 $ 32,100 579 2 14 $ 50,000 9 8 91.16  9.2  1340  NA  A+ A+ A+
Experienced professors, challenging courses, and community events wow many. But the popular Greek scene might not be for everybody.
5 Michigan
(Ross) Ann Arbor
6  Public 3 $ 11,713 731 8 9 $ 55,000 6 12 87.98  5.7  1317 29.0  A+ A+ A+
Difficult business core focused on action-based learning has students feeling prepared to take on the real world.
6 MIT
(Sloan) Cambridge, Mass.
4  Private 3 $ 33,400 264 5 27 $ 60,000 8 11 86.06  2.8  1478 31.0  A+ A+ A+
Undergrads like the option of taking elective classes with the Sloan MBAs. The homework load is heavy, but students leave feeling prepared.
7 Notre Dame
(Mendoza) South Bend, Ind.
3  Private 3 $ 32,900 1529 3 21 $ 48,815 11 6 84.74  16.8  1379 31.3  A+ A+ A+
Broad pre-business requirements help students make the right decision in choosing a major. Career services office is strong.
8 Brigham Young
(Marriott) Provo, Utah
8  Private 2 $ 3,620 1640 6 2 $ 47,000 33 32 80.05  13.0  1222 27.0  A+ A+ A+
Ethics are all the rage in the BYU classroom and students are impressed with high-caliber recruiters.
9 NYU
(Stern) New York
7  Private 4 $ 34,616 2271 16 23 $ 54,000 22 5 77.13  11.5  1441 31.0  A A A+
Finance students get majority of attention, at the expense of those in marketing. Grads say Stern curve?makes getting an A difficult.
10 Cornell
Ithaca, N.Y.
14  Public 4 $ 18,241 682 10 39 $ 53,000 1 28 76.81  17.5  1333 28.4  A+ A+ A
Class sizes of up to 300 dont stop professors from really getting to know their students. Accounting offers few upper level courses.
11 Georgetown
(McDonough) Washington, D.C.
13  Private 4 $ 33,552 1274 15 45 $ 55,000 5 21 76.67  25.0  1352 29.0  A+ B A+
Recruiters from Wall Street and well-rounded faculty make for a strong finance program, but students in other departments feel neglected.
12 Villanova
Villanova, Pa.
19  Private 4 $ 33,000 1907 13 17 $ 50,000 37 14 74.46  19.3  1282 29.0  A+ A A+
Dedicated faculty, small classes, and outstanding accounting program make 'Nova a standout, but marketing majors have trouble finding jobs.
13 Texas-Austin
(McCombs)
9  Public 4 $ 8,688 4140 12 5 $ 48,000 18 45 74.37  44.5  1310 29.0  A+ A+ A+
Small class sizes, individual attention leaves students satisfied. Some would like to see more recruiters from outside Texas.
14 Boston College
(Carroll) Boston
23  Private 4 $ 33,000 1997 22 18 $ 51,000 14 19 71.86  21.0  1328 29.0  A+ A A+
Alumni and professors love helping students find jobs, making BCs campus networking an invaluable resource.
15 North Carolina
(Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill
11  Public. 2 $ 5,034 670 14 57 $ 50,000 15 9 71.84  14.9  1335  NA  A+ A+ A+
The intimate program creates a private school education at a public school price,?where undergrads and MBAs share courses.
16 Washington U.
(Olin) St. Louis
15  Private 4 $ 32,800 745 19 37 $ 50,000 3 26 71.06  11.5  1443 31.0  A+ A+ B
Dedicated faculty and London internship program get raves, but career services can do a better job of getting top companies to campus.
17 Wake Forest
(Calloway) Winston-Salem, N.C.
24  Private 2 $ 32,040 398 39 29 $ 50,000 17 2 71.05  14.7  1322  NA  A+ A A
Challenging coursework, small classes, and demanding professors make for an intense experience. Grade deflation leaves many disappointed.
18 Indiana
(Kelley) Bloomington
10  Public 4 $ 7,460 3842 9 11 $ 46,000 24 38 70.87  24.8  1222 28.0  A+ A A+
Undergrad facilities need improvement, but grads say job placement is top-notch and professors are passionate and willing to go the extra mile.
19 USC
(Marshall) Los Angeles
21  Private 4 $ 33,314 3710 18 15 $ 55,000 34 40 69.88  33.4  1379  NA  B A+ A+
Helpful career services, far-flung alumni network, and quality teaching set Marshall apart. Grading curve irks many.
20 Lehigh
Bethlehem, Pa.
18  Private 4 $ 31,180 1246 21 31 $ 52,000 27 15 69.50  19.5  1281  NA  A+ A A+
Strong accounting program wins student praise, but many say they could use more advanced computer training.
21 Carnegie Mellon
(Tepper) Pittsburgh
16  Private 4 $ 34,180 475 50 34 $ 55,000 12 7 68.83  4.9  1410 30.0  B C B
Students extol quantitative training and research opportunities, but say many of their peers are lacking in soft-skills like communication.
22 Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
22  Public 4 $ 11,170 2967 44 3 $ 50,000 25 43 67.02  27.7  1310 29.5  B B A+
The career service office plays a huge role in job placement, but professors tend to focus more on research than teaching.
23 Richmond
(Robins) Richmond, Va.
25  Private 2 $ 36,550 566 31 87 $ 47,000 13 4 63.74  11.5  1283 27.7  A+ A A
Personal attention is a plus, but required professional development courses get a thumbs down, as does an unresponsive administration.
24 SMU
(Cox) Dallas
20  Private 4 $ 27,400 941 7 77 $ 45,000 20 29 63.11  18.5  1393 31.0  A+ A+ A+
Students complain that classroom experience is based too much on theory and not enough on the real world.
25 Washington
Seattle
 NR   Public 2 $ 5,985 1524 57 13 $ 47,500 38 22 62.29  18.4  1207 25.0  A A+ B
Focus on international business, a top-notch accounting program, and dedicated faculty win raves. A badly needed facelift is on the way.
26 Northeastern
Boston
37  Private 4 $ 29,910 3031 30 32 $ 50,000 67 25 62.08  28.6  1240 26.0  B B A+
The five-year co-op program almost ensures that students will have a job when they graduate. Boston locale is a big selling point.
27 Santa Clara
Santa Clara, Calif.
 NR   Private 4 $ 30,900 1472 46 20 $ 45,000 32 18 61.93  16.2  1203  NA  A C A+
Small class sizes and dedicated support staff leave students satisfied with their experience at Santa Clara.
28 Wisconsin
Madison
27  Public 2 $ 6,730 1250 26 53 $ 45,000 16 23 60.90  19.5  1257 27.6  A A+ A+
Real estate, accounting, and actuarial science programs all rate high with students, and new facilities are planned. But advising needs work.
29 William & Mary
(Mason) Williamsburg, Va.
 NR   Public 2 $ 8,490 420 45 82 $ 50,000 10 16 59.96  10.0  1290 28.0  A A B
Accounting and finance majors get most of the jobs, but administration is responsiveif students complain about a prof, heads roll.
30 Maryland
(Smith) College Park
36  Public 4 $ 7,906 2777 51 22 $ 46,000 35 30 58.27  20.7  1360 30.0  C B A
Teamwork focus satisfies students. The schools' emphasis on securing internships and jobs sometimes detracts from the academic experience.
31 Bentley
Waltham, Mass.
31  Private 4 $ 29,810 3816 24 47 $ 47,500 66 36 57.45  22.2  1206 25.0  B A+ A+
Helpful career services and real-world class exercises are a plus, but marketing students feel neglected when to comes to the job search.
32 Rutgers
New Brunswick, N.J
 NR   Public 2 $ 8,084 690 86 10 $ 52,500 29 27 56.90  12.3  1219  NA  C C B
Dedicated, high-caliber student body is valuable, but grading curves make it difficult for students to earn As.
33 Babson
Babson Park, Mass.
28  Private 4 $ 32,256 1776 56 68 $ 46,050 43 10 56.88  19.7  1265 28.0  A+ C B
The social scene may be a bust, but the opportunity for freshman to start their own businesses is a plus.
34 Fordham
New York
48  Private 4 $ 30,000 1848 48 42 $ 53,173 56 34 56.67  15.7  1178 24.9  A A A
Facilities could use a facelift, but with NYC at their fingertips, students say work opportunities are plentiful and useful.
35 Miami U.
(Farmer) Oxford, Ohio
17  Public 4 $ 9,911 4131 49 16 $ 41,550 30 44 55.71  30.8  1206 26.5  A A A
The tight-knit community has students cheering, but most would like to see more recruiters on campus from outside of Ohio.
36 Penn State
(Smeal) University Park
32  Public 4 $ 13,338 5274 33 6 $ 46,500 46 72 55.54  47.9  1208 26.0  B A+ A
Large program makes it hard for students to get face time with advisors. Co-ops give students useful work experience.
37 Boston U.
Boston
30  Private 4 $ 33,330 1788 78 50 $ 47,500 19 13 55.15  17.2  1278 28.0  A A C
An emphasis on team work and real-world experience is a plus, but students say grading on the whole is too tough.
38 Baylor
(Hankamer) Waco, Tex.
38  Private 4 $ 22,889 2950 25 61 $ 48,000 55 41 54.46  25.9  1183 25.0  A A A
It's not unusual for professors to give out their cell phone numbers to business students; classes rarely top 30 students.
39 Texas Christian
(Neeley) Fort Worth
33  Private 4 $ 26,300 1694 20 62 $ 41,000 40 42 54.12  27.3  1165 25.0  A+ A A
Students are smart, but sometimes unmotivated, and getting a high-quality professor is hit or miss. Campus upgrades have students excited.
40 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Lally) Troy, N.Y.
 NR   Private 4 $ 32,600 377 32 83 $ 50,000 51 31 53.08  9.2  1212  NA  A B B
Many companies recruit on campus, but students wish that more were looking for management majors instead of IT.
41 Ohio State
(Fisher) Columbus
43  Public 4 $ 9,426 3090 35 8 $ 43,000 61 71 53.05  38.1  1203 26.0  B A+ A
Most business courses are centered on group work. Getting into required courses is sometimes a challenge.
42 Minnesota
(Carlson) Minneapolis
26  Public 4 $ 9,933 1685 41 66 $ 46,000 36 39 53.02  30.1   NA  28.0  C B A+
The rigor and value of Carlson courses vary a lot across class sections and majors. Recruitment services could not be better.
43 Florida
(Warrington) Gainesville
47  Public 2 $ 2,968 2395 52 7 $ 42,000 58 55 52.88  23.0  1300 29.0  B A B
Accounting program gets high marks, but students are put off by online classes that make connecting with professors and peers difficult.
44 Georgia Tech
Atlanta
 NR   Public 4 $ 3,820 1195 54 12 $ 46,250 50 65 52.05  29.1  1261 27.0  A A B
Graduates praise the emphasis on technology and engineering, but large class size takes limits personal attention.
45 Clemson
Clemson, S.C.
 NR   Public 4 $ 9,868 2415 40 51 $ 49,000 72 49 51.97  27.8  1206 27.0  B A A
Professors are friendly and know their stuff. Theres a diverse range of business courses to sample.
46 San Diego
San Diego, Calif.
 NR   Private 4 $ 30,480 1200 58 30 $ 46,000 28 47 51.93  20.3  1174 29.5  B B B
Accounting program makes the grade, and professors win high marks for availability outside classsome even give out their cell phone numbers.
47 U. of Miami
Miami
 NR   Private 4 $ 31,288 2063 23 91 $ 44,000 54 33 51.57  14.7  1269 28.0  A A+ B
Pre-business courses give biz students a leg up, while mentors and full-time advisers provide a personal touch.
48 Michigan State
(Broad) East Lansing
29  Public 2 $ 10,053 2017 27 38 $ 46,600 44 62 51.53  24.3  1151 25.0  B A A
Students applaud the Lear Center for help in the job search, but many would like to see higher admission standards.
49 Marquette
Milwaukee
46  Private 4 $ 25,074 1549 29 84 $ 44,000 68 37 50.89  24.2  1179 26.1  A A A
Grading curve is unpopular, but the focus on ethical and moral reasoning is a hit. Alumni mentoring program leaves students happy.
50 Texas A&M
(Mays) College Station
34  Public 4 $ 6,966 3851 17 41 $ 44,000 53 83 49.45  36.3  1183 25.0  A A+ A+
Though large, Mays has a small school feel. Students work hard to manage heavy class load with Aggie social activities.
51 James Madison
Harrisonburg, Va.
35  Public 4 $ 6,290 3109 28 73 $ 46,000 48 53 49.22  25.7  1140 23.0  A+ A+ A
Professors will bend over backwards for students. The required business plan project in the junior year is likened to a mini-MBA program.
52 Case Western
(Weatherhead) Cleveland, Ohio
 NR   Private 4 $ 31,090 515 75 74 $ 47,500 52 17 49.09  11.4  1280 28.0  A B C
Grads gripe about the shortcomings of the career center, but the accounting department gets high marks.
53 George Washington
Washington, D.C.
41  Private 4 $ 37,790 1520 77 90 $ 46,000 31 20 47.95  24.9  1239 27.0  C B B
Professors are personable and facilities are shiny and new, but students complain about limited recruiting efforts on campus.
54 Seattle
(Albers) Seattle, Wash.
 NR   Private 4 $ 24,615 772 43 55 $ 42,500 87 50 46.52  15.8  1146 24.0  A B A
Students find professors personable and accessible, but heavy course loads leave little time for campus involvement.
55 Arizona
(Eller) Tucson
 NR   Public 2 $ 5,565 1800 42 19 $ 40,870 60 77 46.32  27.7  1144 24.0  B A B
Community service is important to Arizona students but poor recruiter showings at career fairs make finding a job challenging for some.
56 Georgia
(Terry) Athens
40  Public 2 $ 4,964 2269 38 48 $ 41,000 49 61 45.84  21.4   NA   NA  A A A
Students say having their own career services office is a plus, but complain about large classes where personal attention is hard to find.
57 Bryant
Smithfield, R.I.
 NR   Private 4 $ 26,099 2743 53 40 $ 39,891 84 59 44.50  39.8  1117 23.2  B A+ B
Technology on campus is outstanding. Each freshman is equipped with a brand new laptop upon arrival.
58 Massachusetts
(Isenberg) Amherst
 NR   Public 4 $ 9,595 3131 61 46 $ 46,500 47 66 44.22  29.5  1186  NA  A C A
Raves for the sports management program and career services, but internships outside of accounting and finance are difficult to find.
59 Virginia Tech
(Pamplin) Blacksburg
52  Public 4 $ 5,450 3533 68 24 $ 45,000 76 68 43.89  37.2  1181  NA  C A A
Accounting program and student-run investment funds are tops, but large classes and lack of national recruiters disappoint many.
60 Purdue
(Krannert) West Lafayette, Ind.
45  Public 4 $ 8,442 2661 59 65 $ 44,000 42 57 43.43  32.1  1152 25.0  B B B
Students applaud administrations fast action in dealing with problems, but would like to see more national recruiters on campus.
61 Delaware
(Lerner) Newark
 NR   Public 4 $ 6,980 2206 55 76 $ 41,316 45 51 42.23  20.4  1203  NA  A B B
Available faculty and a curriculum that stresses real-world experience and teamwork get high marks, but recruiting for some majors is spotty.
62 Ohio
Athens
 NR   Public 4 $ 8,845 1767 64 64 $ 42,684 70 52 41.78  23.3  1141 24.6  B B B
Students applaud required business clusters as way to connect class work with real-life business problems.
63 Colorado State
Ft. Collins, Colo.
 NR   Public 4 $ 3,466 1996 66 35 $ 42,100 79 67 41.73  29.8  1152 25.1  B B C
Theres always a B-school sponsored event on campus and professors get high marks, but inept career services frustrate students.
64 Connecticut
Storrs
53  Public 4 $ 6,456 1807 82 54 $ 37,900 74 35 41.31  17.7  1222 29.0  C B A
Finance and accounting areas are strong, and focused career services staff wins raves, but profs with poor English skills make learning hard.
65 Northern Illinois
DeKalb
 NR   Public 2 $ 5,500 3906 36 70 $ 40,000 86 73 41.00  52.1   NA  24.5  A B A
With dedicated professors and extraordinary facilities students say NIU provides a private school education on a state school budget.
66 Arizona State
Mesa
51  Public 4 $ 4,591 2214 71 26 $ 46,125 65 76 40.73  22.1  1154 25.0  B B B
Students say there are plenty of jobs to choose from in Arizona, but those looking to get out of state post-graduation might be disappointed.
67 Tulane
(Freeman) New Orleans
 NR   Private 4 $ 31,900 833 70 93 $ 42,000 23 46 40.11  16.3  1266  NA  A B C
Program that allows students to manage part of the schools endowment wins raves, but many complain about the lack of jobs at top companies.
68 Iowa
(Tippie) Iowa City
39  Public 2 $ 6,335 1647 74 43 $ 42,500 62 63 39.57  27.0  1176 25.0  B B B
The required intro-level foundations courses are useless, but survive those and Iowas honors program attracts top recruiters.
69 Howard
Washington, D.C.
 NR   Private 4 $ 12,180 1320 91 58 $ 50,000 40 48 39.41  20.6  1097 24.0  C C A+
Traditional business majors have lots of resources, but not so for students interested in alternative business careers.
70 Tennessee
Chattanooga
 NR   Public 2 $ 4,698 1429 60 25 $ 35,300 90 78 39.33  29.2  1070 23.0  B B A
Faculty use real-world examples to teach business fundamentals and are available after class. Grads cheer networking opportunities.
71 North Carolina State
Raleigh
 NR   Public 4 $ 4,784 2073 47 75 $ 38,000 73 64 39.08  27.3  1172 24.0  B A B
Large class sizes and lack of help in finding internships pose problems for many students.
72 Oregon
(Lundquist) Eugene
 NR   Public 2 $ 5,349 1029 83 36 $ 38,200 39 60 37.39  15.6  1094 24.0  C B B
Small classes and challenging coursework in the honors program, but uneven teaching elsewhere. Sports marketing program gets raves.
73 Alabama
(Culverhouse) Tuscaloosa
 NR   Public 2 $ 5,278 2041 34 60 $ 38,000 78 86 36.95  20.8  1101 24.0  A+ A+ A
Profs go above and beyond the callone student got help on homework for another classbut school could do better job of finding internships.
74 Binghamton
Binghamton, N.Y.
 NR   Public 4 $ 4,350 1375 92 86 $ 55,000 21 58 36.93  35.3  1264 26.0  C C C
Students complain about academic advising, but dedicated career services staff and access to big NYC recruiters make up for it.
75 Illinois State
Normal
 NR   Public 4 $ 8,039 3075 62 44 $ 37,500 85 79 36.16  31.4  1156 24.0  B B B
A new building with high-tech classrooms and small class sizes are student favorites, but administrative red tape can be a hassle.
76 St. Joseph's
(Haub) Philadelphia, Pa.
 NR   Private 4 $ 28,960 1947 73 89 $ 42,500 91 56 35.73  29.5  1133 23.0  B C B
Accounting majors get preferred treatment for internships and jobs. Students laud the unique Food Marketing Program.
77 Florida State
Tallahassee
54  Public 4 $ 3,300 4582 37 79 $ 40,000 77 87 35.56  40.2  1190 26.0  A A+ A
Real estate, hospitality, entrepreneurship, and accounting all get high marks but some say the finance program needs improvement.
78 Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
50  Public 4 $ 12,698 1703 84 85 $ 42,000 59 54 34.89  39.6  1245 27.0  B B C
Small career development office is overworked. Many students opt to go solo in their job search.
79 Cincinnati
Cincinnati
 NR   Public 4 $ 9,399 7896 89 52 $ 48,000 64 74 34.37  97.5  1120 24.0  C C B
Honors students graduate with nearly two years of work experience; teaching quality and large class size disappoint some.
80 Florida International
Miami
 NR   Public 2 $ 2,496 3856 79 81 $ 45,000 80 70 33.50  34.4  941 19.0  B B B
Hybrid and online classes offer flexibility and variety, but take away from face-time with professors.
81 Texas-Dallas
Dallas
61  Public 4 $ 6,700 1565 65 49 $ 41,000 93 89 32.58  22.7  1117 23.5  B B B
Foreign-born faculty give classrooms an international feel, but some say school could do more to introduce students to working professionals.
82 Louisiana State
(Ourso) Baton Rouge
 NR   Public 4 $ 4,449 1675 81 71 $ 40,000 71 69 32.40  17.6  1209 26.0  C B B
Students rave about the internal audit program. Large class sizes and lack of hands-on experience sours many.
83 Texas Tech
(Rawls) Lubbock
 NR   Public 4 $ 4,050 3581 76 28 $ 39,118 88 91 32.29  43.7  1155 26.0  C A A
Students question the quality of academic advising, but the strength of the career center leaves them satisfied.
84 Missouri
Columbia
 NR   Public 2 $ 6,364 1300 72 67 $ 36,800 63 75 31.91  21.3  1187 24.5  C A B
A stellar accounting program, approachable faculty, and engaged alumni base are pluses, but large classes and low standards irk some.
85 Houston
(Bauer) Houston
 NR   Public 4 $ 3,990 3286 67 63 $ 40,600 82 90 30.48  36.1  1166 25.0  B B B
Accounting and entrepreneurship programs are top notch, and small classes win raves, but some profs lack business experience.
86 Auburn
Auburn, Ala.
 NR   Public 4 $ 5,496 3645 63 72 $ 39,600 83 92 29.48  45.0  1128 23.8  C A A
Students say management and marketing courses are a joke, but the economics major is valued among participants.
87 Kentucky
(Gatton) Lexington
 NR   Public 4 $ 6,698 2382 69 78 $ 35,000 57 81 29.10  29.0  1097 24.0  B A C
A big program with a small feel, UK has strong faculty and regional recruiting. Students complain about advising and lack of internships.
88 South Carolina
(Darla Moore) Columbia
 NR   Public 4 $ 7,408 2956 80 56 $ 38,000 75 88 28.98  46.2  1178 25.0  B B C
Core courses are large and crowded, but upper levels are intimate and personal. Students applaud state-of-the-art facilities.
89 Colorado
(Leeds) Boulder
 NR   Public 4 $ 7,254 3185 93 80 $ 44,320 26 80 27.29  47.5  1203 26.0  C C C
Helpful career services and respected accounting program get high marks, but teaching quality is uneven and required classes fill quickly.
90 Central Florida
Orlando
60  Public 4 $ 3,492 5799 85 69 $ 37,499 92 84 26.99  36.5  1201 25.8  C B C
Location and social scene are tops, but teaching and recruiting leave a lot to be desired. Night classes for working students are limited.
91 Oklahoma
(Price) Norman
57  Public 2 $ 3,000 2544 90 88 $ 43,500 69 85 25.21  43.1  1165 25.2  C B C
Integrated Business Core wins raves. But restrictive grading and regional recruiting frustrate some.
92 Iowa State
Ames
 NR   Public 2 $ 5,086 3313 88 59 $ 40,500 81 93 23.32  44.8   NA  22.6  C B B
Career services is helpful with job placement but professors focus more on research than teaching and dont use enough real-world examples.
93 South Florida
Tampa
 NR   Public 2 $ 3,340 1895 87 92 $ 35,000 89 82 22.52  30.6  1075 22.0  B B C
Teaching quality is mixed, with large classes, limited course offerings, and TAs the norm. A rigorous accounting program gets high marks.