P&Q’s Best Undergraduate Biz Programs

 2014 Poets&Quants’ Top 100 Undergraduate Business Programs


P&Q Rank & School Index BW Rank U.S. News Rank U.S. News University Rank
51. American University (Kogod) 67.0 62 72 75
52. MIT (Sloan) 66.8 NR 2 7
53. University of Arizona 66.5 71 22 119
54. University of Alabama 65.1 76 58 86
55. University of Colorado-Boulder 65.0 97 38 86
56. University of Denver 63.4 67 72 91
57. Marquette University 61.6 80 86 75
58. University of Missouri 61.2 88 58 97
59. Florida State University 60.4 85 72 91
60. University of San Diego 59.9 41 119 91
61. University of South Carolina 59.2 105 38 112
62. University of Delaware 58.5 96 86 75
62. North Carolina State University 58.5 86 72 101
64. Babson College 58.2 26 34 Not Nationally Ranked
64. Arizona State University 58.2 92 27 142
66. University of Oklahoma 58.0 114 47 101
67. Auburn University 57.0 119 58 91
67. University of Tennessee 57.0 120 47 101
67. Bentley University 57.0 20 47 Not Nationally Ranked
70. Binghamton University 56.6 54 119 97
71. DePaul University 56.5 64 86 121
72. University of Richmond 55.8 16 58 Not Nationally Ranked
73. University of Oregon 55.4 121 47 109
74. University of Arkansas 55.1 104 47 128
75. Villanova University 54.4 24 58 Not Nationally Ranked

Source: P&Q analysis of Bloomberg BusinessWeek & U.S. News & World Report rankings 

  • gmoney

    Terrible ranking. Using overall university rank when you are talking about a specific discipline of study is stupid. Does anyone really think Penn State has a better b-school than Indiana? William & Mary over Indiana? Wisconsin? The list goes on. I know recruiters don’t. You guys are on crack.

    • AtommcNrg

      Want any cheese with that whine? Things change or didn’t they teach you that at Indiana?

  • Gragadon

    Fantastic ranking, really fixes the flaws between the two the rankings. It takes into account the prestige of the program, the quality of the teachings and employers opinion of its graduates. This should be the new definitive rankings. Well done

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  • Adam Selwyn

    Penn’s acceptance rate is 10%. Yeah Wharton’s acceptance rate is about one or two percentage points lower than cas and seas and nursing is much higher than the three other schools. Still I think from an sat perspective wharton might have a little bit lower scores than the other schools at penn because it values more things like ec’s, entrepreneurship and what not. Quite a few of my classmates have created their own companies, charities and what not but dont have amazing sat’s…

  • Concrete

    This ranking is “fairly” accurate. Penn undisputed king of the hill for a century. I think NYU should be slightly higher, UT got jipped due to its University Ranking, MIT got shafted by the NR (should be top-10), and the schools that were “not nationally ranked” all should be elevated to higher ranks. This just means that the highest level of degree offered is a Master’s, but for the undergraduate level, those schools should be considered higher than what they are. For instance, Villanova happens to be comparable to a top-25 or top-30 school in overall university rankings. Responding to one comment, Penn State is fairly ranked actually due to the excellent faculty, facilities, and typically high-volume BigTen recruiting pull.

    After undergrad, try to go to an MBA program that has a phenomenal undergrad program!!! A force multiplier indeed with elite undergrad/MBA faculty.

  • Billy Bob Cooter

    Studying business as an undergrad is a joke and a waste of time… you’re much better off studying a STEM field as an undergrad, which will develop your quant and critical thinking skills much better than a business major, and then pursuing a graduate level business degree (i.e. MBA, MS Finance, etc.) later. Not to mention that you’ll make more money right out of college as a STEM grad too. STEM students can do business jobs and STEM jobs, whereas business students can only do business jobs.