Linkedin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Rankings


Villanova University


Surprisingly, Villanova – ranked #24 by Bloomberg Businessweek and #75 by Poets & Quants – tops the list for the best schools for accounting, with PwC, Deloitte, and KPMG serving as the biggest consumers of Wildcat accounting talent.

Looking for confirmation that something may be amiss? The University of Texas, Brigham Young University, and the University of Pennsylvania – which rank first, third, and fifth in U.S. News’ undergraduate accounting rankings – didn’t even make Linkedin’s top 25. The University of Illinois and Notre Dame, which ranked second and fourth in U.S. News for accounting, scored the second and ninth spots with Linkedin respectively.


 1 Villanova University Philadelphia, PA
 2 University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN
 3 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
 4 Lehigh University Allentown, PA
 4 Emory University Atlanta, GA
 6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
 7 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
 8 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
 9 University of Illinois Champaign, IL
 10 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
 11 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
 12 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
 13 Bentley University Boston, MA
 14 Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA
 15 Fordham University New York City, NY
 16 Yeshiva University New York City, NY
 17 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
 18 Binghamton University Binghamton, NY
 19 University of Richmond Richmond, VA
 20 Loyola University of Maryland Baltimore, MD

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