New Business Week Undergrad Rankings

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Rank: Senior Chimp | 19

Here is the complete list cut and pasted from the BW transcript:

GeoffBW: 50. Texas A&M
GeoffBW: 49. Marquette
GeoffBW: 48. Michigan State
GeoffBW: 47. University of Miami
GeoffBW: 46. San Diego
LouisBW: 45. Clemson
LouisBW: 44. Georgia Tech
LouisBW: 43. University of Florida
LouisBW: 42. University of Minnesota
LouisBW: 41. Ohio State
GeoffBW: 40. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
GeoffBW: 39. Texas Christian
GeoffBW: 38. Baylor
GeoffBW: 37. Boston University
GeoffBW: 36. Penn State
LouisBW: 35. Miami University
LouisBW: 34. Fordham
LouisBW: 33. Babson
LouisBW: 32. Rutgers
LouisBW: 31. Bentley
GeoffBW: 30. University of Maryland
GeoffBW: 29. William & Mary
GeoffBW: 28. University of Wisconsin
GeoffBW: 27. Santa Clara
GeoffBW: 26. Northeastern
GeoffBW: Ok, so that's 50-26.
LouisBW: Next up the top 25!
GeoffBW: Now we will go one by one.
FrancescaBW: Now, the top 25?...
GeoffBW: 25. University of Washington
LouisBW: 24. SMU
GeoffBW: 23. University of Richmond
LouisBW: 22. Illinois
GeoffBW: 21. Carnegie Mellon...that's the Tepper School
LouisBW: 20. Lehigh
GeoffBW: 19. USC
LouisBW: 18. Indiana
GeoffBW: 17. Wake Forest
LouisBW: 16. Washington University...the Olin School
GeoffBW: 15. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
LouisBW: 14. Boston College
GeoffBW: 13. University of Texas - Austin
LouisBW: 12. Villanova
GeoffBW: 11. Georgetown University
LouisBW: That's a pretty impressive list already, but now comes the best part: The Top Ten.
GeoffBW: I need a break.
GeoffBW: The excitement is killing me.
GeoffBW: I was talking to a student from Emory the other day and he compared the countdown to 'Selection Sunday' for the NCAA tournament. I would have to agree.
LouisBW: Okay, here goes...
LouisBW: No. 10. Cornell
GeoffBW: 9. New York University
LouisBW: 8. Brigham Young
GeoffBW: 7. Notre Dame
LouisBW: 6. MIT
GeoffBW: And now, the top 5...
GeoffBW: 5. University of Michigan
LouisBW: 4. Emory
GeoffBW: Moving up from 12 to 3...
GeoffBW: Berkeley
LouisBW: 2. Virginia
GeoffBW: And, for the second year in a row, finishing at the top of the 2007 Best Undergraduate Business Schools Ranking...
GeoffBW: WHARTON

Comments (79)

Mar 8, 2007

not bad for undergrad business ranking.

but keep in mind that a lot of prestigious schools dont have undergrad business programs.

Mar 8, 2007
untilted:

not bad for undergrad business ranking.

but keep in mind that a lot of prestigious schools dont have undergrad business programs.

Like all of the prestigious school minus Wharton.

Mar 8, 2007
Yeeah:
untilted:

not bad for undergrad business ranking.

but keep in mind that a lot of prestigious schools dont have undergrad business programs.

Like all of the prestigious school minus Wharton.

yah right.. MIT, Berkeley?

Mar 8, 2007

Emory, Notre Dame, and BYU are not better than UT or UNC....

/homerism

Mar 8, 2007

Lehigh, WF, WashU, BC, and 'Nova are not better than UIUC Business.

And yes, I have BBAs from all of those schools.

Mar 8, 2007
yphrums:

Lehigh, WF, WashU, BC, and 'Nova are not better than UIUC Business.

And yes, I have BBAs from all of those schools.

lol classic

Mar 8, 2007

BYU, ND, and Emory are better than UT

Mar 8, 2007

anybody else get photographed when bw photographers went around to each school to get headshots of students?

Mar 8, 2007

Cornell #10 - too high or too low?

Mar 8, 2007

the only person who would say UIUC is better than WashU STL is the one who didn't get in.

Though I did hear UIUC had great placement with McD's and Steak-N-Shake management training programs.

Mar 8, 2007
GGekko:

the only person who would say UIUC is better than WashU STL is the one who didn't get in.

Though I did hear UIUC had great placement with McD's and Steak-N-Shake management training programs.

False. I chose UIUC over WashU because WashU was $25k more per year and the girls were hideous.

Mar 11, 2007
yphrums:

False. I chose UIUC over WashU because WashU was $25k more per year and the girls were hideous.

Perhaps take a look at the other ranking criterion i.e. 'girls' and 'cost'. This list was based solely on prestige, but thank you for sharing your college decision with us. Oh, and please don't take offense to this, I am simply here to point out that your contribution was irrelevant. I am sure you will be very successful and gloriously wealthy someday.

Mar 10, 2007

FYI, UIUC (not great school for banking), but you'll see more of their grads as analysts in Chicago than Washu or ND. All 3 schools suck for NYC placement.

Emory does well with Bear Stearns and B of A, both firms that are barely BB. Heck, the school has to pay for hotel rooms to setup interviews for their students. Great school, I tell ya. LOL

Mar 10, 2007
scotttwibell:

FYI, UIUC (not great school for banking), but you'll see more of their grads as analysts in Chicago than Washu or ND. All 3 schools suck for NYC placement.

Emory does well with Bear Stearns and B of A, both firms that are barely BB. Heck, the school has to pay for hotel rooms to setup interviews for their students. Great school, I tell ya. LOL

BofA doesn't recruit there. Bear, ML, GS, Citi, JPMChase, LB, Wachovia, SunTrust, Wells Fargo recruit on campus.

Mar 8, 2007

is nyu undergrad really that low?

Mar 8, 2007

Haha UIUC...there is like one analyst from this school at my BB whereas the others mentioned are much better represented...delirious.

Mar 8, 2007

"BYU, ND, and Emory are better than UT"

Maybe as a university in general but not the undergrad business school.

Mar 8, 2007

Emory???

Mar 8, 2007

Is Emory a pseudonym for Embry Riddle?

Never knew that had a business school. Thought they were just aeronautical.

Jul 22, 2008
Yeeah:

Is Emory a pseudonym for Embry Riddle?

Never knew that had a business school. Thought they were just aeronautical.

lol

Mar 8, 2007

No Emory as Emory in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mar 8, 2007

"False. I chose UIUC over WashU because WashU was $25k more per year and the girls were hideous."

haha they probably don't have ice bomb night either

Mar 8, 2007

there are likely more attractive girls at UIUC, but most of them return back to the farm after college.

At WashU, you get what you pay for, probably the same at UIUC.

Mar 8, 2007

I had no Emory kids in my BB bank for the summer or for FT. I'm sure the education/facilities etc. must be stellar tho.

Mar 8, 2007
Westcoasting:

I had no Emory kids in my BB bank for the summer or for FT. I'm sure the education/facilities etc. must be stellar tho.

Lots of Emory kids go to HF straight out.

Mar 8, 2007

Citigroup 38
Goldman Sachs Group 27
McKinsey; Morgan Stanley 19
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 18
Deutsche Bank 17
Lehman Bros. 13
Merrill Lynch; UBS 11
Credit Suisse Group 10

Wharton's full time hires..amazing

Mar 8, 2007

out of ~800 student class

Mar 8, 2007

so over 20% of the graduating class work at BBs/McKinsey..

I'm curious for any Wharton/ivy alums...Are BB ibanking jobs a big deal at your schools? ex. If a guy gets a job at GS or MS at Wharton is that even considered prestigious. Or do the best people at these schools try and go for private equity/hedge fund gigs...and those are the ppl that get the respect?

Reason I ask is because if you get a ibanking job at any canadian school, people think your hot shit and everyone in the program knows you as the guy who got in Goldman or the Morgan guy. But with these stats for Wharton it seems like ibanking jobs aren't even a big deal

Mar 9, 2007
sammy101:

so over 20% of the graduating class work at BBs/McKinsey..

I'm curious for any Wharton/ivy alums...Are BB ibanking jobs a big deal at your schools? ex. If a guy gets a job at GS or MS at Wharton is that even considered prestigious. Or do the best people at these schools try and go for private equity/hedge fund gigs...and those are the ppl that get the respect?

Reason I ask is because if you get a ibanking job at any canadian school, people think your hot shit and everyone in the program knows you as the guy who got in Goldman or the Morgan guy. But with these stats for Wharton it seems like ibanking jobs aren't even a big deal

I go to Wharton (graduating this May). Getting a bulge bracket banking job isn't simple because you do still need a decent GPA (usually 3.3+; 3.5+ for some of the better banks). But, it's not considered a huge accomplishment to land a job at any of the bulge bracket banks. Of my friends who are good students, about 75% that wanted bulge bracket banking jobs got them. The people that aren't successful in landing BB banking jobs despite good grades are bad interviewers or socially inept..they end up at places like Jefferies, RBS, Barclays, etc. (not the end of the world by any means).

Goldman gives out a good amount of offers (they gave out 50 something internship offers last year across all divisions..probably like 30-35 of those were for banking), but people who get jobs there are still somewhat "admired" versus people who get jobs at other BBs. You're "admired" if you land a job at Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Lazard, or Greenhill. You're really admired if you land a job at Blackstone (Blackstone is regarded very highly at Wharton..and I'm just talking about the M&A and Restructuring divisions). The truly exceptional students are those who land jobs at Blackstone PE, Silver Lake, Silver Point, HBK, and 1 or two other places along those lines. Those places give out maybe 1 or 2 offers to Wharton students, and perhaps 1 or 2 offers to Harvard students. I don't think anyone at Wharton got an offer for HBK this year; I believe 1 person is going to Blackstone PE (he interned at Goldman and is obviously a top student); 1 person is going to Silver Lake (he interned at Lazard is also a top, top student); and I'm not sure about Silver Point or any other HFs/PE firms that recruit on campus (I think I pretty much covered it..I didn't see any other top HF/PE postings on PennLink).

Mar 9, 2007

rankings like these are for the most part subjective and unreliable

Mar 9, 2007

Keep in mind that of the 19 at MS from Wharton, only around 7 -8 might be IBD.

Mar 9, 2007

could we stop ripping on UIUC
jesus christ

haha

i love my school :)

Mar 9, 2007

how's berkeley regarded amongst BB recruiters? i know BBs recruit at berkeley before they recruit at stanford (at least for summer internships), which surprised me... anyone know anything about why?

Mar 9, 2007

Berkeley (Haas) are considered very solid.

Mar 9, 2007
  1. Wharton
  2. Michigan
  3. Berkeley/NYU

The rest I don't give a shit about, anyone who puts out a different top 3 is a crackhead.

MIT I didn't put on there because to my understanding, It has a different type of UG B-School.

Mar 10, 2007

on the rankings for undergrad business programs. Emory, ND, and BYU get shit BB recruiting.

I'd put

  1. Virginia
  2. Texas/UNC

However, in order to land a job at top PE/HF out of school, you have to be at harvard or wharton. A few PE/HF recruit at Michigan, but minimal at best. The same can be said for Virginia.

Mar 9, 2007

i have never heard that term before....

Mar 9, 2007

UIUC = University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

I heard they have some bad-ass partying up there

Mar 9, 2007

UVA is legit- let's not forget them.

Mar 9, 2007

can you provide some info on Silver Point?

Mar 10, 2007

hah i got photographed for the biz week rankings.

lets just say that didnt pick my best shot

Mar 10, 2007

Gilmore's my last name, biotch! There's not room for the two of us, dog! Greedy Gilmore #1, BABY!

Mar 10, 2007

what about indiana university-kelley school of business?

Jul 23, 2008

IU = The Best Place on Earth

Or close...

I'll be a senior at Kelley this year. Awesome school. Curriculum in incredible and job placement is top notch. Not at the level of Wharton or anything, but I know a lot of my freinds are working for BB's right now and recruiters really like our school. I think we dropped a bit because of our facilities. To be honest... they kind of suck for a top business program. The executive branch is amazing but UG is subpar. They're doing a huge remodel in 2 years I believe though.

The classes I've taken outside of Kelley are pretty bad though. I wouldn't be here if the business program wasn't good.

The University itself, as far as social life goes, is as good as it gets. Girls are the best in the Midwest (Miami U and Mich State are the only others even close from what I've seen). Parties are also out of control from Wed-Sat and the bar scene is packed (not to mention the bars don't close until 3am) and security is pretty light. Obviously this is irrelevant, but it just adds to the atmoshphere.

Not ragging on any other schools, I just love IU.

Mar 10, 2007

WU many moons ago. Not a big BB presence when I was there. I hear now that nearly all the BBs are recruiting analysts there for NYC & Chicago (more NYC). I've also heard Emory (not EMBRY RIDDLES, LOL)fairs well for analyst recruiting.

Mar 10, 2007

This year they placed:

GS: 3
MS: 1
Lehman : 4
Citigroup: 5
JP Morgan: 3
Bear Stearns: 4
Merrill : 1

Its no Wharton, but not too bad for a small school if you ask me.

Mar 10, 2007

is that emory as a whole or just their undergrad b-school program? if those stats are for emory as a whole, the school is pretty damn big

Mar 10, 2007
jj80:

is that emory as a whole or just their undergrad b-school program? if those stats are for emory as a whole, the school is pretty damn big

Undergrad business. They have about 250 in a graduating class.

Emory is more renowned for its pre-med programs.

Mar 10, 2007

Wasn't Emory #4 among undergrad b-schools this year according to the table at the top of this forum? Doesn't seem so bad for such a small school.

Mar 11, 2007

I don't know too much about the banking recruiting, but I do know its not impossible because there are numerous alumni that have successfully made it. If you network it can be done, and if you couldn't afford an extra 100K over four years, well it makes sense. I know this is the ibanking board, but i want to do S&T and pretty much all of the prop trading shops recruit on campus, and Microsoft hires more people from uiuc than anywhere else. like i said I know that doesn't help BB banking, but its possible. plus rent in Chi town is like half of Manhattan
and girls here are hot

Mar 11, 2007

that list is MUCH diff. than us news & world report...odd

Mar 11, 2007

anyone figure why this list is so much different?

Mar 11, 2007

nyu may go down little more.

it may be #2 in Finance.....

but at the expense of all other majors.

Mar 11, 2007

this list is bogus.

get a real job, louisbw.

Mar 12, 2007

WTF man. NYU should have a SOLID hold on #2 after wharton, no doubt. At worst, maybe a tie with Michigan. If you're looking at it from a pure perspective of where the banks go to recruit, no question that Wharton and Stern are where the most candidates are taken.

I know of at least 40 juniors that have BB internships (and at least half of them being upper tier), and slightly more for full time starting this summer. And after looking at how many kids they take from Wharton, I'd have to say that Stern is damn competitive.

As for the other majors - it's only partially true- the school has solid professors and coursework across the board.

wtf. it's a damn insult to be ranked under Emory. I can't believe the value of my degree's being blown to bits by these idiots in BW.

Mar 12, 2007
werdwerd:

NYU should have a SOLID hold on #2 after wharton, no doubt. At worst, maybe a tie with Michigan. If you're looking at it from a pure perspective of where the banks go to recruit, no question that Wharton and Stern are where the most candidates are taken.

well... #2 in finance, maybe.
but what about other majors? b-school ranking is not all about finance. although it may have "solid" professors, it definitely lacks attentions of both school administration and those who bring in recruiters.

Mar 15, 2007

I can tell u for a fact it's not being ignored by admin (this coming from someone who basically works with admin daily)...not that I think where you end up as a job is necessarily the best ranking for a school.
btw, from what i heard (from someone at the firm), nyu placed something like 45 ppl at GS last year, altho that includes every division/office. Not bad, that's exactly 10% of a class. nyu at 9th is just wrong...

Mar 12, 2007

For the record, I work with a lot of kids from Santa Clara. Most think that "banking" means standing behind 3 inch thick glass as a teller cashing paychecks. No way that school even belongs on this list, much less better than schools like BU, Penn State, W&M, etc

Mar 12, 2007

My home of Miami Univ. fell from #17 to #35 in one year...we aren't doing things that differently now, wonder how they changed their methodology/formulas

Mar 14, 2007
brackmdj:

My home of Miami Univ. fell from #17 to #35 in one year...we aren't doing things that differently now, wonder how they changed their methodology/formulas

this list lacks consistency and therefore credibility. it is bogus and is highly biased toward smaller class sizes and private schools

Mar 14, 2007

3 of the top 5 are public schools. And I think that smaller class sizes are favored for a reason.

Mar 13, 2007

Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School, Wharton, and MIT tied for the highest average salaries ($54,764) for undergraduate business students graduating in 2006...

Mar 13, 2007

The best business schools are and everyone knows that.

1) Wharton

big drop

2) could be any of following (Berkeley, Stern (only for banking though) MIT, Michigan, Virginia)

the next tier
UT Austin, UNC, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon

next

Indiana, Emory, ND

Mar 14, 2007

btw, wharton has a class size of ~600, not 800

Mar 14, 2007

emory has a lot to offer because of its small size and rigorous curriculum. the undergrad program has been working real hard to move up in the rankings.

kudos!

Mar 15, 2007

Wow, did my school take a nose dive this year. And I thought we were climbing our way up... Looks like Ill just have to become a rock star.

Mar 25, 2007

what date are these ranking as of?

Mar 29, 2007

jxtxdx: financial engeering has nothing to do with investment banking, and that really isn't the type of program undergrads should be taking. I doubt any reputable bank would recuit at SUNY Bing anyway.

Mar 30, 2007

I think people are getting too wrapped up in the rankings. What about schools like Bowdoin, Colgate and Middlebury; I know of someone at Holy Cross whose dad is a MD at Bear. Who do you think has a better shot at getting into banking, the Kelley or McCombs 3.3GPA from some asstown in Indiana or Texas, or the 3.0GPA roomate of the kid at Holy Cross who spent his junior summer sailing down the coast?

Jun 21, 2007
MCCSpear231:

I think people are getting too wrapped up in the rankings. What about schools like Bowdoin, Colgate and Middlebury; I know of someone at Holy Cross whose dad is a MD at Bear. Who do you think has a better shot at getting into banking, the Kelley or McCombs 3.3GPA from some asstown in Indiana or Texas, or the 3.0GPA roomate of the kid at Holy Cross who spent his junior summer sailing down the coast?

What's this mean? Of course you have a better chance of landing a job if your dad/friend's dad is MD at a bank. That's as true at Wharton as it is at Houston Community College.

If you're just a kid trying to break into an industry in which you have no real connections, then your much better off at McCombs than any Liberal Arts School and almost any private school outside of the Ivy League.

Jun 21, 2007
MCCSpear231:

I think people are getting too wrapped up in the rankings. What about schools like Bowdoin, Colgate and Middlebury; I know of someone at Holy Cross whose dad is a MD at Bear. Who do you think has a better shot at getting into banking, the Kelley or McCombs 3.3GPA from some asstown in Indiana or Texas, or the 3.0GPA roomate of the kid at Holy Cross who spent his junior summer sailing down the coast?

Um, probably a much better chance at McCombs. McCombs send kids every year to all the BB's, as well as the top boutiques like Blackstone and Greenhill. Those small, Yankee LA colleges do not.

Jun 21, 2007

First of all, we have over 500 ugrads, not 800. I also agree with most of Dave's description. Additionally, we had a student go to SAC, i don't even think they normally recruit undergrad. We also usually have one kid a year that goes to Citadel. A bunch of people who cant cut it at BB banks/consultants or really prestigious financial firms still tend to find jobs at random funds or financial services firms. Its pretty hard not to get a job.

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