29 February 2016

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

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students-businessIn search of colleges and universities with strong undergraduate business programs?

Here's a list of 100+ schools to get you started.  To make the list, we looked for public and private institutions that granted business/marketing degrees to 10% or more of its graduates last year and/or were consistently ranked highly by third party sources (US News, Bloomberg, etc.).

Apart from the brand name institutions you'd expect to be on the list, there are also several lesser known but intriguing options to consider.  If you're 100% certain about majoring in business, check out Babson College or Bentley University, where nearly everyone is a business major.  Or schools like Notre Dame, Boston College, University of Richmond or Villanova if you're looking to study business in a liberal arts setting.  And if you're an aspiring engineer looking for some business savvy, consider schools like MIT or Carnegie Mellon.

To help you categorize schools into safeties, targets and reaches, we've included admission rates, mid-50th percentile SAT and ACT scores.  And since the list is large, we've broken the schools out into very selective (<25% admission rate), selective (25-50%) and less selective (>50%) buckets. Finally, we've also provided links to each school's website to help you explore fit.

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Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Most Selective Schools

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Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
University of Pennsylvania 8 21 1450-1560 33-35
Claremont McKenna College 10 12 1380-1490 31-34
Cornell University 11 13 1420-1540 32-35
Tulane University 13 23 1370-1480 31-33
Carnegie Mellon University 15 10 1460-1560 33-35
Georgetown University 16 23 1370-1530 31-34
New York University 16 13 1370-1510 30-34
University of Notre Dame 16 23 1410-1540 32-35
University of Southern California 16 23 1370-1520 31-34
Emory University (Emory) 18 18 1390-1510 31-34
Northeastern University 18 21 1390-1540 32-35
Boston University 19 18 1360-1480 30-34
Georgia Institute of Technology 19 13 1310-1480 29-34
Boston College 23 19 1370-1490 31-34

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Selective Schools

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Babson College 26 100 1270-1450 27-32
University of Miami 27 19 1280-1420 29-32
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo 28 13 1280-1470 26-32
University of Richmond 28 40 1300-1450 30-33
Villanova University 29 32 1330-1460 31-34
Franklin and Marshall 30 10 1290-1420 28-32
Skidmore College 30 10 1230-1390 28-32
Wake Forest University 30 24 1340-1470 30-33
Lehigh University 32 28 1300-1430 29-33
Pepperdine University 32 30 1250-1430 27-32
University of Texas - Austin 32 12 1240-1470 27-33
Emerson College 33 16 1200-1410 27-31
San Diego State University 34 19 1120-1310 22-29
Bucknell University 34 12 1280-1410 28-32
American University 36 16 1220-1380 27-31
Florida State University 36 19 1220-1330 26-30
University of Florida 37 11 1310-1470 28-33
College of William and Mary 38 12 1320-1510 30-34
California State University - Long Beach 39 14 1040-1240 20-26
Dickinson College 40 11 1220-1370 26-32
George Washington University 41 17 1310-1440 29-33
State University of New York - Binghamton 41 13 1280-1440 29-32
Menlo College 43 83 1090-1240 18-25
Loyola Marymount University 44 23 1250-1400 27-31
Syracuse University 44 16 1180-1380 26-30
University of Maryland - College Park 44 14 1290-1460 29-33
North Carolina State 45 14 1270-1410 27-32
Rhodes College 45 15 1250-1400 27-32
Fordham University 46 29 1260-1430 28-32
University of Georgia 46 20 1240-1420 27-32
Bentley University 47 94 1230-1410 27-31
Providence College 47 34 1220-1340 27-31
Southern Methodist University 47 20 1300-1480 29-33
Texas Christian University 47 22 1150-1340 25-31
California State University - Los Angeles 48 20 890-1080 15-20
Hillsdale College 48 15 1300-1470 29-33
Santa Clara University 49 22 1300-1420 28-32
Southwestern University 49 11 1150-1310 23-29
The College of New Jersey 49 16 1180-1340 25-30
Pennsylvania State University - University Park 49 15 1160-1370 25-30
University of Connecticut - Storrs 49 12 1210-1420 26-31
University of San Diego 49 41 1200-1350 26-31

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Less Selective Schools

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Austin College 51 16 1130-1300 24-29
Clemson University 51 18 1240-1400 27-32
University of Washington 52 11 1240-1440 27-33
California State University - Fullerton 53 24 1040-1200 19-24
University of Wisconsin - Madison 53 12 1330-1450 27-32
Ohio State University - Columbus 54 17 1300-1420 28-32
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 55 30 1020-1260 19-27
University of La Verne 55 23 1040-1190 19-24
Yeshiva University 55 22 1150-1390 24-30
Chapman University 56 23 1190-1380 25-31
Fairfield University 57 28 1220-1340 26-30
University of California - Riverside 57 16 1130-1330 24-30
University of Pittsburgh 57 15 1260-1440 28-33
Whittier College 57 18 1040-1220 20-26
Fresno State University 58 13 950-1130 16-22
Saint Louis University 58 23 1170-1380 25-30
Texas A&M University 58 17 1180-1390 26-31
California State University - Northridge 59 18 910-1130 16-22
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 59 13 1230-1460 27-33
University of Denver 59 28 1170-1340 26-31
Purdue University 60 19 1210-1420 25-32
Wofford College 60 23 1190-1340 26-30
Rutgers University - New Brunswick 61 14 1210-1430 25-32
California State University - San Marcos 62 17 930-1130 17-22
University of Delaware 62 21 1170-1350 25-30
Gonzaga University 62 23 1210-1360 25-30
University of Utah 62 12 1150-1370 22-29
Hawaii Pacific University 63 23 1000-1190 19-26
Luther College 63 12 1050-1310 23-29
San Jose State University 64 25 1030-1260 18-27
University of Massachusetts - Amherst 64 14 1210-1370 26-32
University of San Francisco 64 31 1130-1310 23-29
State University of New York - Geneseo 65 12 1140-1300 23-28
University of North Carolina - Charlotte 65 18 1120-1290 22-26
Muhlenberg College 66 22 1150-1340 26-31
University of the Pacific 66 16 1130-1360 23-31
Woodbury University 66 35 940-1220 17-27
Brigham Young University - Provo 67 13 1220-1410 26-31
San Francisco State University 67 24 950-1150 17-23
Stonehill College 68 19 1130-1280 24-29
California State University - San Bernardino 69 21 910-1080 15-19
Gustavus Adolphus College 69 14 1210-1370 25-30
Millsaps College 69 22 1050-1260 21-26
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 70 18 1180-1390 24-30
Biola University 71 12 1100-1300 21-28
Concordia University - Irvine 71 24 990-1210 18-25
Juniata College 71 12 1090-1330 23-31
Michigan State University 71 17 1120-1310 23-29
California State University - Chico 72 16 1000-1170 18-24
University of California - Merced 72 12 980-1180 17-22
University of Dayton 72 28 1120-1320 23-29
University of Rhode Island 72 12 1030-1320 20-29
Butler University 73 21 1160-1320 24-30
University of Massachusetts - Lowell 73 17 1150-1320 24-29
Creighton University 74 17 1170-1350 23-29
Salve Regina University 74 21 1100-1260 24-28
California State University - Monterey Bay 75 17 960-1170 17-23
Guilford College 75 19 930-1180 17-24
Drexel University 75 19 1200-1380 25-31
Saint Anselm 75 15 1150-1290 23-27
California State University - East Bay 76 30 900-1100 15-20
Kalamazoo College 76 10 1170-1370 25-31
University of Redlands 76 42 1110-1340 22-29
California State University - Dominguez Hills 77 20 850-1030 15-19
James Madison University 77 16 1120-1290 23-28
Elon University 78 24 1170-1320 25-30
Indiana University 78 17 1150-1360 24-31
University of Colorado - Boulder 78 11 1150-1350 25-31
University of Nebraska 78 22 1140-1360 22-28
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 79 19 1140-1310 24-30
College of St. Benedict 80 12 1110-1290 22-28
Assumption College 81 24 1090-1240 23-28
Colorado State University - Ft. Collins 81 15 1090-1280 23-29
St. Marys College of California 81 23 1070-1240 22-28
University of Missouri 81 15 1120-1340 23-29
Sacramento State University 82 13 940-1140 16-22
University of Oregon 82 14 1140-1340 22-28
University of Alabama 83 29 1080-1340 23-31
University of Iowa 83 18 1140-1330 22-29
Marquette University 83 24 1140-1310 24-29
Miami University - Oxford 84 24 1210-1390 26-31
Suffolk University 84 38 1020-1210 21-26
Oregon State University 84 14 1090-1310 21-28
University of New Hampshire 84 17 1080-1260 22-28
University of Puget Sound 84 11 1150-1370 25-30
Roger Williams University 85 20 1070-1240 22-27
University of Arizona 85 16 1120-1350 21-29
Wheaton College - IL 85 11 1240-1430 26-32
California State University - Channel Islands 86 15 880-1100 18-23
George Mason University 87 18 1120-1300 24-30
California State University - Stanislaus 89 13 900-1070 15-21
Transylvania University 89 13 1080-1350 23-30
Mount St. Marys University 90 10 920-1170 17-22
University of Maine 90 13 1050-1260 21-27
Sonoma State University 92 22 980-1170 18-23