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 7 21 1420-1550 32-35
Claremont McKenna College 9 12 1350-1500 31-34
Cornell University 11 13 1420-1540 32-35
University of Southern California 11 23 1360-1510 30-34
Georgetown University 14 23 1370-1530 31-34
New York University 15 13 1310-1510 29-34
University of Notre Dame 15 23 1410-1540 33-35
Carnegie Mellon University 17 10 1450-1550 33-35
Tulane University 17 23 1350-1490 30-33
Boston University 19 18 1330-1500 30-33
Georgia Institute of Technology 19 13 1400-1520 30-34
Emory University (Emory) 19 18 1350-1520 31-34
Northeastern University 19 21 1360-1540 32-34
Lehigh University 22 28 1270-1450 29-33
Babson College 24 100 1270-1450 28-32

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Selective Schools

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Boston College 27 19 1340-1480 31-34
Skidmore College 27 10 1250-1380 27-31
University of Richmond 28 40 1260-1410 30-33
Villanova University 29 32 1300-1470 30-33
Wake Forest University 29 24 1310-1470 29-33
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo 30 13 1240-1430 26-32
California State University - Long Beach 31 14 1040-1250 20-26
Pepperdine University 31 30 1220-1420 26-32
American University 32 16 1220-1380 27-31
University of Miami 32 19 1250-1430 29-32
Bucknell University 33 12 1260-1420 27-32
San Diego State University 34 19 1110-1310 22-28
Franklin and Marshall 35 10 1260-1440 28-32
Emerson College 36 16 1200-1390 27-31
Hillsdale College 36 15 1280-1470 29-32
College of William and Mary 37 12 1310-1490 30-33
Florida State University 37 19 1260-1360 26-30
University of Florida 39 11 1280-1440 27-32
University of Texas - Austin 39 12 1170-1410 27-33
State University of New York - Binghamton 40 13 1310-1440 28-32
Texas Christian University 41 22 1150-1340 26-30
California State University - Los Angeles 42 20 890-1080 15-20
George Washington University 42 17 1280-1460 29-32
Bentley University 43 94 1240-1410 28-32
California State University - Fullerton 43 24 1040-1220 19-24
Menlo College 43 83 1090-1240 18-25
Rhodes College 45 15 1240-1410 28-31
Southwestern University 45 11 1130-1330 23-29
University of Georgia 45 20 1240-1410 27-32
Fordham University 46 29 1270-1420 28-32
North Carolina State 47 14 1260-1380 27-31
Loyola Marymount University 47 23 1250-1400 27-31
Clemson University 47 18 1220-1400 27-32
University of Maryland - College Park 47 14 1310-1460 28-33
Dickinson College 49 11 1200-1390 27-31
Providence College 49 34 1210-1360 26-30
University of Connecticut - Storrs 49 12 1210-1420 26-31
University of Washington 49 11 1220-1460 27-32
Santa Clara University 50 22 1270-1440 28-32
Syracuse University 50 16 1180-1370 25-30
The College of New Jersey 50 16 1160-1350 25-30

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Less Selective Schools

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Southern Methodist University 51 20 1280-1460 29-33
University of La Verne 51 23 1020-1210 20-26
Ohio State University - Columbus 52 17 1240-1450 27-32
University of Wisconsin - Madison 52 12 1300-1480 27-32
University of San Diego 53 41 1200-1350 25-30
Chapman University 54 23 1190-1370 25-30
Austin College 55 16 1130-1330 22-27
California State University - San Bernardino 55 21 910-1080 16-20
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 55 30 1020-1260 19-27
San Jose State University 55 25 1040-1260 19-26
Pennsylvania State University - University Park 56 15 1160-1360 25-30
University of Denver 56 28 1170-1370 26-31
University of California - Riverside 57 16 1110-1330 23-29
California State University - San Marcos 58 17 960-1240 17-22
Purdue University 58 19 1190-1390 25-32
Saint Louis University 58 23 1180-1370 25-31
California State University - Monterey Bay 59 17 960-1160 17-23
California State University - Northridge 59 18 930-1130 16-22
Fresno State University 59 13 920-1100 16-23
Millsaps College 59 22 1050-1260 22-28
University of Alabama 59 29 1060-1280 23-31
University of Pittsburgh 59 15 1280-1420 28-33
Fairfield University 60 28 1210-1330 26-30
Rutgers University - New Brunswick 60 14 1190-1410 25-31
University of Massachusetts - Amherst 60 14 1220-1380 26-31
Yeshiva University 60 22 1140-1400 22-30
Concordia University - Irvine 62 24 1030-1220 20-27
Muhlenberg College 62 22 1170-1360 26-30
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 62 13 1280-1490 27-33
University of Delaware 62 21 1170-1350 25-30
Luther College 63 12 1050-1310 23-29
University of the Pacific 63 16 1120-1350 22-30
Guilford College 64 19 910-1180 17-24
Wofford College 64 23 1180-1340 27-30
California State University - Chico 65 16 1000-1190 18-24
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 65 18 1180-1390 25-31
State University of New York - Geneseo 65 12 1170-1300 24-28
University of San Francisco 65 31 1130-1310 23-29
Gustavus Adolphus College 66 14 1110-1340 24-30
Gonzaga University 66 23 1180-1350 25-30
Woodbury University 66 35 940-1130 19-24
Texas A&M University 67 17 1170-1370 25-31
University of North Carolina - Charlotte 67 18 1120-1270 21-26
University of Utah 67 12 1130-1350 22-29
Brigham Young University - Provo 68 13 1190-1420 26-31
Butler University 68 21 1160-1310 25-30
Juniata College 70 12 1080-1320 27-32
Stonehill College 70 19 1130-1300 24-29
Creighton University 71 17 1150-1350 24-30
James Madison University 71 16 1120-1290 23-28
University of Rhode Island 71 12 1090-1260 23-27
California State University - East Bay 72 30 870-1030 16-20
Elon University 72 24 1150-1330 25-30
San Francisco State University 72 24 950-1160 17-23
University of Massachusetts - Lowell 72 17 1150-1320 24-29
University of Dayton 72 28 1130-1220 24-27
Kalamazoo College 73 10 1140-1370 24-31
Sacramento State University 73 13 940-1140 17-23
Hawaii Pacific University 75 23 1000-1190 19-26
Miami University - Oxford 75 24 1200-1380 25-30
University of California - Merced 75 12 1000-1190 18-24
Salve Regina University 76 21 1090-1250 24-28
Whittier College 76 18 1030-1210 20-25
California State University - Dominguez Hills 77 20 800-990 16-20
Indiana University 77 17 1150-1360 24-31
Drexel University 77 19 1190-1360 25-30
Saint Anselm 77 15 1120-1310 24-29
St. Marys College of California 77 23 1060-1250 22-27
University of New Hampshire 77 17 1090-1280 23-28
California State University - Channel Islands 78 15 880-1100 18-23
Michigan State University 78 17 1130-1300 23-29
University of Missouri 78 15 1090-1290 23-29
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 78 19 1150-1330 25-31
University of Nebraska 80 22 1130-1360 22-29
Assumption College 81 24 1090-1240 24-28
George Mason University 81 18 1120-1320 24-30
University of Redlands 81 42 1070-1250 23-28
Oregon State University 82 14 1080-1310 22-28
Marquette University 82 24 1160-1320 24-30
University of Colorado - Boulder 82 11 1160-1350 25-30
College of St. Benedict 83 12 1110-1290 22-27
University of Iowa 83 18 1120-1330 23-28
University of Oregon 83 14 1080-1290 22-28
Wheaton College - IL 83 11 1210-1420 27-32
Colorado State University - Ft. Collins 84 15 1070-1280 23-28
Mount St. Marys University 84 10 930-1130 17-22
University of Arizona 84 16 1070-1310 21-28
Suffolk University 85 38 1030-1220 21-26
California State University - Stanislaus 86 13 900-1090 16-21
Roger Williams University 86 20 1090-1250 23-27
Biola University 87 12 1060-1260 21-27
University of Puget Sound 88 11 1130-1350 25-30
Transylvania University 89 13 1100-1310 24-30
Sonoma State University 92 22 980-1170 18-23
University of Maine 92 13 1050-1250 22-27