2022 Report Card: How Alums Grade Their B-School Experience

University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business graduates. Notre Dame consistently places towards the top of our alumni survey in the Best Undergraduate B-Schools ranking. Photo courtesy of Mendoza College of Business

How would you judge the business program’s alumni network and connections that can help you throughout your career?

A school’s alumni network and connections might be one of the most important aspects of a program. Schools with connected alumni networks are more likely to get their students and recent graduates solid internships and first jobs. This year, graduates of The Wharton School gave the highest average score at 9.76. The University of Notre Dame followed closely at 9.75 and Georgetown University rounded out the top three with a 9.70. This year’s leading score of 9.76 was a slight uptick from Wharton’s top score of 9.73 last year. In 2020, Notre Dame led with a 9.66. Notre Dame also led in 2019 with a 9.85 and Wharton led 2018’s scores with a 9.66. Interestingly, while recent grads have rated the majority of their B-school’s offerings progressively worse over the past five years, the alumni network’s scores have ticked up slightly.

This year’s average across all schools of 7.97 was up from last year’s 7.86. However, it is lower overall than 2020’s average score of 8.05 as well as the 8.17 in 2019 and 8.12 in 2018.

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