Ranking: U.S. News’ Best Undergraduate Business Programs Of 2024

Ranking: U.S. News' Best Undergraduate Business Programs Of 2024

Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., tied for third place in the Best Universities ranking of 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.


While the bulk of Poets&Quants For Undergrads readers are likely most interested in rankings of business programs, the U.S. News ranking evaluates schools on a host of other categories.

Its full 2024 Best National University Rankings ranks schools by region, social mobility, best liberal arts colleges, engineering, computer science and several other categories. If you’re still in the hunt for a school in a particular state or that excels in a particular area, the whole package is worth a look. You can find the full ranking here.

In a press release, U.S. News reported changing its overall ranking this year by putting a greater emphasis on social mobility and graduate outcomes. It calls these changes “the most significant methodological change in the rankings’ history.”

“More than 50% of an institution’s rank now comprises varying outcome measures related to success in enrolling and graduating students from all backgrounds with manageable debt and post-graduate success. In addition, five factors were removed: class size, faculty with terminal degrees, alumni giving, high school class standing and the proportion of graduates who borrow federal loans,” says U.S. News.

U.S. News evaluated nearly 1,500 four-year institutions on as many as 19 measures reflecting academic quality and graduate outcomes. The table below shows the colleges and universities that made it into the top 50 for 2024.

2024 Rank School State
1 Princeton NJ
3 Stanford CA
3 Harvard MA
5 Yale CT
6 University of Pennsylvania PA
7 Duke University NC
7 California Institute of Technology CA
9 Northwestern University IL
9 Brown University CA
9 John Hopkins University MD
12 Columbia NY
12 Cornell University NY
12 University of Chicago IL
15 University of California, Berkeley CA
15 University of California, Los Angeles CA
17 Rice University TX
18 Vanderbilt TN
18 Dartmouth College NH
20 University of Notre Dame IN
21 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor MI
22 Georgetown University DC
22 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC
24 Washington University in St. Louis MO
24 Emory University GA
24 Carnegie Mellon University PA
24 University of Virginia VA
28 University of Florida FL
28 University of Southern California CA
28 University of California, Davis CA
28 University of California, San Diego CA
32 University of Texas at Austin TX
33 Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus GA
33 University of California, Irvine CA
35 University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign IL
35 New York University NY
35 University of California, Santa Barbara CA
35 University of Wisconsin-Madison WI
39 Boston College MA
40 Rutgers University – New Brunswick NJ
40 Tufts University MA
40 University of Washington WA
43 Boston University MA
43 Ohio State University OH
43 Purdue University IN
46 University of Maryland, College Park MD
47 Texas A & M University – College Station TX
47 Lehigh University PA
47 University of Georgia GA
47 University of Rochester NY
47 Virginia Tech VA
47 Wake Forest University NC


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