After college, most American students go into the private sector, aka business, so why not get an education that specializes in getting you the education you’ll need to succeed in and lead the modern workforce? If that’s what you want, then a business undergraduate school is the right place for you!
WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The best (and oldest) undergraduate business program is at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. They’ve been ranked number one in the country for a long time, and they also boast the nation’s top graduate program. The campus perfectly blends urban social opportunities with the seclusion from the outside world that a college needs to work right. Wharton earns an A+ in every category that BusinessWeek ranks, and it is a competitive school with an average SAT of 1440.
Graduates have excellent employment opportunities: the average graduate earns more than $60,000 straight out of school. There is also an extremely high level of satisfaction among recruiters who go to Wharton to look for new employees.
MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Having rocketed up so high that this year it almost unseated the Wharton School at the top of the Undergraduate Business School rankings, the University of Virginia’s McIntire School boasts an A+ in ever ranked category, as well as a campus that leaves nothing to be desired. The median McIntire graduate earns $58,000, and the two-year program has an impressively low 10:1 student to faculty ratio on campus.
MENDOZA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Were it not for the University of Notre Dame, home to the Mendoza School, few people would have heard of South Bend, Indiana – but the city can now complain to have not just a top-ranked University, but also the nation’s third-best business school. Having vaulted past four schools, after moving from seventh to third in just one year, the Mendoza School can legitimately claim to be the up and coming school, and a future competitor with McIntire and Wharton for the top spot.
The Mendoza School’s graduates earn a median first-year salary of $53,500, even in the midst of the current recession, and it is a good bet that any student entering in this Fall’s class will still be at one of the nation’s best schools when he or she graduates in 2014.
For a full listing of Undergraduate Business School rankings, visit the Business Week site at this link.