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 9 21 1450-1580 32-35
Claremont McKenna College 10 12 1340-1510 30-34
Cornell University 13 13 1390-1530 31-34
Georgetown University 15 23 1380-1540 30-34
University of Southern California 16 23 1380-1520 30-33
University of Notre Dame 18 23 1440-1550 32-35
Tulane University 21 23 1340-1490 29-33
Emory University (Emory) 22 18 1370-1530 30-33
Carnegie Mellon University 22 10 1430-1560 32-35
Georgia Institute of Technology 23 13 1380-1530 30-34

 


 

Colleges with Strong Undergraduate Business Programs

Selective Schools

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Babson College 25 100 1250-1440 27-31
Boston University 25 18 1300-1480 28-32
Lehigh University 25 28 1270-1430 29-32
Wake Forest University 27 24 1320-1490 28-32
American University 29 16 1180-1350 26-30
Skidmore College 29 10 1210-1410 26-30
Northeastern University 29 21 1380-1530 31-34
Bucknell University 31 12 1220-1380 28-31
Boston College 32 19 1370-1490 30-33
California State University - Long Beach 32 14 1010-1230 20-26
New York University 32 13 1350-1490 29-33
University of Richmond 33 40 1290-1430 29-32
California State Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo 35 13 1220-1400 26-31
San Diego State University 35 19 1090-1290 23-28
College of William and Mary 36 12 1300-1480 29-33
Franklin and Marshall 36 10 1270-1460 28-31
University of Texas - Austin 36 12 1160-1390 26-32
Miami University - Oxford 38 24 1190-1380 26-31
Texas Christian University 38 22 1230-1420 25-30
University of Miami 38 19 1290-1420 28-32
Pepperdine University 40 30 1200-1390 25-30
George Washington University 41 17 1270-1460 27-32
Menlo College 41 83 1010-1180 19-25
State University of New York - Binghamton 41 13 1290-1450 28-31
University of Florida 42 11 1240-1410 28-32
Dickinson College 43 11 1310-1430 28-31
Southwestern University 43 11 1100-1320 23-29
Villanova University 44 32 1300-1480 30-32
Hillsdale College 45 15 1290-1500 28-32
University of Washington 45 11 1200-1430 26-32
Bentley University 46 94 1230-1390 26-30
California State University - Fullerton 46 24 1000-1190 19-24
California State University - Los Angeles 46 20 870-1070 15-20
Fordham University 46 29 1250-1400 27-31
North Carolina State 46 14 1260-1390 27-31
Emerson College 48 16 1210-1410 25-30
Muhlenberg College 48 22 1210-1400 26-30
Santa Clara University 48 22 1270-1450 28-32
The College of New Jersey 48 16 1170-1330 25-30
University of La Verne 48 23 1020-1210 20-26
University of Maryland - College Park 48 14 1310-1450 28-33
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

College Kickstart LLC

Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Brigham Young University - Provo 51 13 1230-1430 27-31
Clemson University 51 18 1220-1400 26-31
Rhodes College 51 15 1250-1410 27-32
Austin College 52 16 1160-1360 23-29
Loyola Marymount University 52 23 1220-1400 26-31
Syracuse University 52 16 1180-1370 25-29
California State University - Monterey Bay 53 17 970-1170 18-24
San Jose State University 53 25 1010-1220 20-25
University of Alabama 53 29 1060-1300 23-31
University of Connecticut - Storrs 53 12 1210-1400 26-31
University of Denver 53 28 1180-1340 26-31
University of Wisconsin - Madison 53 12 1330-1440 27-31
Chapman University 54 23 1200-1380 25-30
Fresno State University 54 13 880-1090 16-20
Ohio State University - Columbus 54 17 1230-1450 27-31
University of Georgia 54 20 1220-1410 26-31
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona 55 30 1010-1240 20-27
Providence College 55 34 1120-1320 23-28
Purdue University 56 19 1160-1360 25-31
California State University - San Bernardino 57 21 910-1090 16-21
Rutgers University - New Brunswick 57 14 1190-1410 24-30
University of California - Riverside 57 16 1030-1270 21-27
University of Massachusetts - Amherst 57 14 1190-1350 26-31
California State University - Northridge 58 18 1010-1120 17-22
Florida State University 58 19 1250-1370 25-29
Millsaps College 59 22 1130-1320 22-28
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 60 13 1400-1510 26-32
University of Massachusetts - Lowell 60 17 1140-1320 24-29
University of Dayton 60 28 1110-1320 24-29
University of Pittsburgh 60 15 1260-1400 27-32
Fairfield University 61 28 1210-1340 25-28
Guilford College 61 19 950-1230 19-26
University of North Carolina - Charlotte 62 18 1110-1270 22-26
Biola University 65 12 1050-1300 21-27
Concordia University - Irvine 65 24 1000-1230 20-26
Luther College 65 12 1020-1310 23-28
Saint Louis University 65 23 1190-1390 24-30
University of Delaware 65 21 1180-1370 23-29
Gonzaga University 65 23 1180-1350 26-30
Kalamazoo College 66 10 1190-1410 26-30
Michigan State University 66 17 1120-1280 24-29
Texas A&M University 66 17 1140-1380 24-30
University of the Pacific 66 16 1110-1370 23-30
Woodbury University 66 35 940-1190 19-28
Elon University 67 24 1160-1330 25-29
State University of New York - Geneseo 67 12 1210-1390 25-29
California State University - Channel Islands 68 15 920-1120 17-22
San Francisco State University 68 24 950-1170 18-24
California State University - Chico 69 16 990-1170 19-25
Salve Regina University 69 21 1110-1270 22-26
University of Nebraska 69 22 1100-1380 22-29
Whittier College 69 18 1000-1200 20-26
California State University - East Bay 70 30 860-1070 16-20
Wofford College 70 23 1160-1340 24-29
Gustavus Adolphus College 71 14 1110-1340 24-30
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 71 18 1180-1380 24-29
University of Rhode Island 71 12 1080-1270 22-27
University of San Francisco 71 31 1120-1330 23-28
Creighton University 72 17 1070-1290 25-30
James Madison University 72 16 1110-1290 24-29
Sacramento State University 72 13 1010-1130 19-22
University of California - Merced 72 12 960-1140 19-24
Butler University 73 21 1160-1310 25-30
Stonehill College 73 19 1090-1290 22-28
California State University - Stanislaus 74 13 880-1090 16-21
California State University - Dominguez Hills 75 20 850-1030 15-19
Hawaii Pacific University 75 23 1080-1260 19-24
Juniata College 75 12 1110-1310 23-29
Drexel University 75 19 1170-1350 25-30
University of Missouri 75 15 1100-1350 23-29
University of Redlands 75 42 1110-1270 22-27
Saint Anselm 76 15 1140-1300 24-28
University of Utah 76 12 1090-1360 21-27
California State University - San Marcos 77 17 870-1050 18-23
Oregon State University 77 14 1070-1300 22-28
University of New Hampshire 77 17 1080-1260 23-28
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 77 19 1120-1310 24-30
University of Colorado - Boulder 77 11 1140-1370 25-30
Assumption College 78 24 1090-1270 23-28
University of Oregon 78 14 1070-1300 22-27
Indiana University 79 17 1140-1350 24-30
Roger Williams University 79 20 1070-1260 23-27
University of Arizona 79 16 1050-1290 21-27
University of Puget Sound 79 11 1190-1400 26-30
Wheaton College - IL 79 11 1250-1450 27-32
St. Marys College of California 80 23 1040-1240 22-28
Yeshiva University 80 22 1170-1420 23-30
George Mason University 81 18 1130-1310 24-29
Sonoma State University 82 22 980-1170 19-24
Colorado State University - Ft. Collins 83 15 1100-1300 22-28
Suffolk University 84 38 1000-1210 20-25
University of Iowa 84 18 1100-1380 23-28
Mount St. Marys University 86 10 910-1110 17-22
College of St. Benedict 88 12 1180-1350 22-28
Marquette University 89 24 1200-1370 24-29
University of Maine 90 13 1030-1260 21-26
Transylvania University 95 13 1060-1310 25-30