2017 Report Card: How Alums Grade Their Schools

How would you appraise the effectiveness of the business program’s academic advising?

Academic advising might be the least glamorous prompt of the 15. But it also might be one of the most important. Being able to navigate class offerings, majors, and minors in a timely fashion at massive universities can be difficult. Having an immediate mentor and advocate can be a lifeline. A good academic advisor often can end up being a connection for future mentorship or recommendation letters for graduate school and employment. No other school does it better than Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management, according to the Class of 2015, and it’s not really close.

Behind Lally’s 9.44 average is a three-way tie among the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia McIntire, and Washington University at 9.12. Behind them is another tie, this time at 9.07, between Georgia Tech’s Scheller and Notre Dame Mendoza.

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