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 1420-1550 32-35
Claremont McKenna College 9 12 1350-1500 31-34
Cornell University 11 13 1410-1530 32-34
University of Southern California 13 23 1360-1510 30-34
Georgetown University 15 23 1350-1520 30-34
Carnegie Mellon University 17 10 1450-1550 33-35
Tulane University 17 23 1350-1490 30-33
University of Notre Dame 18 23 1410-1540 33-35
Emory University (Emory) 19 18 1350-1520 31-34
Northeastern University 19 21 1360-1540 32-34
New York University 20 13 1310-1510 29-34
Boston University 22 18 1330-1500 30-33
Lehigh University 22 28 1270-1450 29-33
Georgia Institute of Technology 23 13 1400-1520 30-34
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
Skidmore College 27 10 1250-1380 27-31
Boston College 28 19 1340-1480 31-34
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
University of Richmond 30 40 1260-1410 30-33
California State University - Long Beach 31 14 1040-1250 20-26
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
Franklin and Marshall 34 10 1260-1420 28-32
San Diego State University 34 19 1110-1310 22-28
Emerson College 36 16 1200-1390 27-31
Hillsdale College 36 15 1280-1470 29-32
Pepperdine University 36 30 1220-1420 26-32
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
George Washington University 41 17 1280-1440 29-32
Texas Christian University 41 22 1150-1340 26-30
California State University - Los Angeles 42 20 890-1080 15-20
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
Fordham University 46 29 1250-1400 27-31
University of Washington 46 11 1190-1420 27-32
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
University of La Verne 48 23 1030-1200 20-25
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 Georgia 49 20 1240-1410 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

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Institution Admit Rate (%) Business (%) SAT Mid 50 ACT Mid 50 Link
Southern Methodist University 51 20 1280-1460 29-33
University of California - Riverside 51 16 1110-1330 23-29
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
California State University - Northridge 58 18 1010-1120 17-22
California State University - San Marcos 58 17 960-1240 17-22
Purdue University 58 19 1190-1390 25-32
Rutgers University - New Brunswick 58 14 1190-1400 24-30
Saint Louis University 58 23 1180-1370 25-31
California State University - Monterey Bay 59 17 960-1160 17-23
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
University of Massachusetts - Amherst 60 14 1220-1380 26-31
Concordia University - Irvine 62 24 1030-1220 20-27
Muhlenberg College 62 22 1170-1360 26-30
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign 62 13 1270-1480 26-32
University of Delaware 62 21 1170-1350 25-30
Woodbury University 62 35 960-1190 19-24
Luther College 63 12 1050-1310 23-29
University of the Pacific 63 16 1120-1350 22-30
Yeshiva University 63 22 1230-1470 23-29
Brigham Young University - Provo 64 13 1190-1420 26-31
State University of New York - Geneseo 65 12 1170-1300 24-28
Gustavus Adolphus College 66 14 1110-1340 24-30
University of California - Merced 66 12 1000-1190 18-24
University of San Francisco 66 31 1100-1290 22-28
Gonzaga University 66 23 1180-1350 25-30
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
Butler University 68 21 1160-1310 25-30
Sacramento State University 68 13 940-1140 17-23
California State University - Chico 69 16 990-1170 19-25
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
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
Juniata College 71 12 1080-1290 22-29
University of Rhode Island 71 12 1090-1260 23-27
Elon University 72 24 1150-1330 25-30
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
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 19-26
Miami University - Oxford 75 24 1200-1380 25-30
University of Redlands 75 42 1110-1270 22-27
Salve Regina University 76 21 1090-1250 24-28
California State University - Dominguez Hills 77 20 800-990 16-20
California State University - Stanislaus 77 13 910-1100 17-21
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 1120-1350 23-29
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 78 19 1150-1330 25-31
Oregon State University 79 14 1070-1300 22-28
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
Mount St. Marys University 81 10 920-1120 16-21
Marquette University 82 24 1150-1320 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
Suffolk University 84 38 1000-1210 20-25
University of Arizona 84 16 1070-1310 21-28
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
Guilford College 91 19 900-1150 19-25
Sonoma State University 92 22 980-1170 18-23
University of Maine 92 13 1050-1250 22-27
Transylvania University 95 13 1180-1360 25-30