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

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
University of Pennsylvania 8 21 1420-1560 32-35
Claremont McKenna College 9 12 1340-1510 30-34
Cornell University 11 13 1410-1530 32-34
University of Southern California 13 23 1320-1480 28-34
Georgetown University 16 23 1350-1520 30-34
Carnegie Mellon University 17 10 1430-1560 32-35
Tulane University 17 23 1330-1490 30-33
University of Notre Dame 18 23 1390-1530 32-35
Emory University (Emory) 19 18 1360-1490 30-33
Northeastern University 19 21 1360-1520 32-34
New York University 21 13 1290-1490 29-33
Boston University 22 18 1300-1480 28-32
Georgia Institute of Technology 23 13 1400-1520 31-34
Babson College 24 100 1230-1410 27-32

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Selective Schools

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Lehigh University 25 28 1270-1430 29-32
Skidmore College 25 10 1230-1390 27-31
Boston College 27 19 1310-1450 31-33
Wake Forest University 28 24 1260-1440 28-32
American University 29 16 1180-1350 26-30
California State University - Long Beach 29 14 740-1310 17-30
Bucknell University 31 12 1260-1410 28-31
University of Richmond 33 40 1290-1430 29-32
Franklin and Marshall 34 10 1260-1420 28-32
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo 35 13 1220-1400 26-31
Pepperdine University 35 30 1200-1390 25-30
San Diego State University 35 19 1090-1290 23-28
University of Florida 36 11 1240-1410 28-32
University of Miami 36 19 1240-1400 28-32
University of Texas - Austin 36 12 1160-1390 26-33
Villanova University 36 32 1250-1440 30-33
College of William and Mary 37 12 1300-1480 29-33
Miami University - Oxford 38 24 1190-1380 26-31
State University of New York - Binghamton 40 13 1290-1430 28-31
George Washington University 41 17 1280-1440 29-32
Hillsdale College 41 15 1280-1440 28-32
Texas Christian University 41 22 1160-1360 25-30
Menlo College 43 83 1090-1240 18-25
Southwestern University 43 11 1100-1320 23-29
Bentley University 44 94 1210-1380 27-31
University of Maryland - College Park 44 14 1300-1450 29-33
California State University - Fullerton 46 24 920-1120 19-24
California State University - Los Angeles 46 20 890-1080 15-20
Emerson College 46 16 1200-1360 26-30
Fordham University 46 29 1250-1400 27-31
North Carolina State 46 14 1260-1380 27-32
University of Washington 46 11 1190-1420 27-32
Clemson University 47 18 1220-1390 27-31
Syracuse University 47 16 1160-1350 25-30
Muhlenberg College 48 22 1140-1340 25-30
The College of New Jersey 48 16 1170-1330 25-30
University of Connecticut - Storrs 48 12 1210-1390 26-31
Ohio State University - Columbus 48 17 1260-1450 27-31
University of Georgia 48 20 1200-1370 26-31
University of La Verne 48 23 1030-1200 20-25
Dickinson College 49 11 1230-1420 27-32
Florida State University 49 19 1230-1340 26-30
Millsaps College 49 22 1050-1260 22-28
Santa Clara University 49 22 1270-1440 28-32
Southern Methodist University 49 20 1270-1440 28-32
Pennsylvania State University - University Park 50 15 1160-1340 25-30
University of San Diego 50 41 1190-1340 26-30

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Less Selective Schools

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Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Rhodes College 51 15 1250-1410 27-32
University of California - Riverside 51 16 1090-1300 23-29
Yeshiva University 51 22 1170-1420 23-30
Austin College 52 16 1160-1360 23-29
Brigham Young University - Provo 52 13 1210-1410 27-32
Loyola Marymount University 52 23 1220-1400 26-31
Providence College 52 34 1160-1330 26-30
University of Wisconsin - Madison 52 12 1280-1450 27-31
California State University - Monterey Bay 53 17 970-1170 18-24
University of Alabama 53 29 1050-1280 23-32
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 55 30 1010-1240 20-27
California State University - San Bernardino 57 21 910-1090 16-21
Chapman University 57 23 1190-1360 25-30
Purdue University 57 19 1160-1360 25-31
University of Massachusetts - Amherst 57 14 1190-1350 26-31
California State University - Northridge 58 18 1010-1120 17-22
Concordia University - Irvine 58 24 1010-1200 20-26
Rutgers University - New Brunswick 58 14 1190-1400 24-30
University of Denver 58 28 1160-1350 25-30
Fresno State University 59 13 920-1100 16-23
University of Delaware 60 21 1150-1330 25-29
University of Pittsburgh 60 15 1260-1400 27-32
Fairfield University 61 28 1190-1310 25-29
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 62 13 1270-1480 27-33
Woodbury University 62 35 960-1190 19-24
Saint Louis University 64 23 1170-1390 25-31
Butler University 65 21 1110-1290 25-30
Luther College 65 12 1020-1310 23-28
Gonzaga University 65 23 1180-1350 26-30
University of the Pacific 65 16 1070-1330 22-30
University of North Carolina - Charlotte 66 18 1110-1260 22-26
University of San Francisco 66 31 1100-1290 22-28
University of Utah 66 12 1110-1350 22-29
Elon University 67 24 1160-1330 25-29
San Jose State University 67 25 1030-1230 19-26
Sacramento State University 68 13 940-1140 17-23
California State University - Chico 69 16 990-1170 19-25
University of California - Merced 69 12 910-1120 18-23
University of Massachusetts - Lowell 69 17 1130-1310 24-29
University of Rhode Island 69 12 1080-1250 23-27
University of Nebraska 69 22 1100-1380 22-29
Wofford College 69 23 1130-1310 24-30
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 70 18 1180-1360 25-30
San Francisco State University 70 24 950-1150 18-24
Texas A&M University 70 17 1150-1360 25-30
Gustavus Adolphus College 71 14 1110-1340 24-30
Juniata College 71 12 1080-1290 22-29
Biola University 72 12 1050-1260 21-28
Creighton University 72 17 1070-1290 25-30
Michigan State University 72 17 1130-1300 23-28
Salve Regina University 72 21 1080-1230 23-27
State University of New York - Geneseo 72 12 1160-1300 24-29
Stonehill College 72 19 1080-1270 23-28
University of Dayton 72 28 1100-1310 24-29
Kalamazoo College 73 10 1180-1380 26-30
California State University - East Bay 74 30 870-1070 16-21
Whittier College 74 18 1010-1220 21-27
Hawaii Pacific University 75 23 1000-1190 20-25
James Madison University 75 16 1100-1260 23-28
University of Redlands 75 42 1110-1270 22-27
Indiana University 76 17 1140-1350 25-31
Saint Anselm 76 15 1140-1300 24-28
California State University - Dominguez Hills 77 20 800-990 16-20
California State University - San Marcos 77 17 870-1050 18-23
California State University - Stanislaus 77 13 910-1100 17-21
University of New Hampshire 77 17 1080-1260 23-28
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 77 19 1140-1310 24-30
California State University - Channel Islands 78 15 880-1100 18-23
University of Missouri 78 15 1120-1350 23-29
Assumption College 79 24 1070-1250 23-28
Drexel University 79 19 1160-1350 24-30
Oregon State University 79 14 1070-1300 22-28
University of Colorado - Boulder 80 11 1150-1350 25-30
George Mason University 81 18 1100-1290 24-30
Mount St. Marys University 81 10 920-1120 16-21
Roger Williams University 82 20 1090-1260 24-28
Sonoma State University 82 22 980-1170 19-24
St. Marys College of California 82 23 1060-1240 22-27
Colorado State University - Ft. Collins 83 15 1100-1300 22-28
University of Oregon 83 14 1080-1270 22-28
Suffolk University 84 38 1000-1210 20-25
University of Arizona 84 16 1100-1340 21-28
University of Puget Sound 84 11 1150-1370 25-31
Wheaton College - IL 85 11 1230-1410 27-32
University of Iowa 86 18 1140-1370 23-28
Marquette University 89 24 1200-1370 24-29
College of St. Benedict 91 12 1180-1380 22-28
Guilford College 91 19 900-1150 19-25
University of Maine 92 13 1050-1250 22-27
Transylvania University 95 13 1180-1360 25-30