Universities With The Best Career Services

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University career services can range from professional advisors with experience in your field to peers with computers who recommend Indeed.com. As anyone can spend some time on Google without heading over to the career center, it’s clear which is beneficial, and which is a sorry excuse.

Every year The Princeton Review compiles a list of the top 20 schools with the Best Career Services, based on students’ answers to the question “How do you rate your school’s career/job placement services?” As career anxiety is fairly common among students, it’s fair to say that this question is likely to evoke strong feelings, and therefore probably honest answers.

Of the 42 schools that have been listed in the last six years, only six of them were listed every year, indicating that exemplary career services are rare. However, it does seem like they’re more common at private schools, as only nine public schools were listed at all.

Here are the schools with the best career services:

The ‘Best Career Services’ Rankings From 2015 to 2010

 

2015 Rank & School2015 Rank2014 Rank2013 Rank2012 Rank2011 Rank2010 Rank
 Northeastern University 1 2 1 2 1 4
 Pennsylvania State University – University Park 2 1 2 3 2 6
 Claremont McKenna College 3 4 3 6 7 7
 Bentley University 4 3 16 8 6 12
 Clemson University 5 11 5 9 NR 3
 University of Richmond 6 13 4 10 NR NR
 Wabash College 7 6 NR NR 11 NR
 Southwestern University 8 7 NR NR NR NR
 Washington University in St. Louis 9 NR NR NR NR NR
 University of Florida 10 5 6 1 4 1
 Kansas State University 11 NR NR NR NR NR
 Southern Methodist University 12 8 7 19 NR NR
 Sweet Briar College 13 10 NR NR 8 8
 Villanova University 14 NR NR NR NR NR
 Stevens Institute of Technology 15 NR 13 NR 14 NR
 Lafayette College 16 17 8 15 17 NR
 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 17 15 NR 20 NR 20
 Barnard College 18 9 11 5 5 2
 Connecticut College 19 NR NR NR NR 11
 Wake Forest University 20 NR NR NR NR NR
 Webb Institute NR 12 NR NR NR NR
 Smith College NR 14 NR NR 13 13
 Grove City College NR 16 12 NR NR NR
 Scripps College NR 18 NR NR NR NR
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NR 19 9 NR NR NR
 University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Campus NR 20 19 NR NR NR
 American University NR NR 10 18 15 19
 Tulane University NR NR 14 NR NR NR
 University of Southern California NR NR 15 NR NR NR
 Missouri University of Science and Technology NR NR 17 11 NR NR
 Virginia Tech NR NR 18 NR NR NR
 University of Texas at Austin NR NR 20 4 10 5
 Rochester Institute of Technology NR NR NR 7 NR 18
 Spelman College NR NR NR 12 NR NR
 Yale University NR NR NR 13 3 10
 Cornell University NR NR NR 14 16 15
 University of Missouri – Columbia NR NR NR 16 18 NR
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute NR NR NR 17 20 NR
 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology NR NR NR NR 9 9
 Middlebury College NR NR NR NR 12 14
 Stonehill College NR NR NR NR 19 17
 University of Notre Dame NR NR NR NR NR 16

Source: The Princeton Review