Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2012

  1. Notre Dame No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year
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    Notre Dame No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year

    A cursory glance at this year's ranking might leave the impression that little has changed. After all, eight of the top 10 schools this year were top 10 schools last year, too, including No. 1 Notre Dame. But as the following slideshow reveals, there was a lot of movement—up and down—throughout the list.

    Note: In-state tuition shown for state schools. Average class size is for required courses. Except where noted, job placement is the percentage of 2011 graduates who received or accepted job offers within three months of graduation.

    Data: Schools, Bloomberg Businessweek

  2. No. 1: Notre Dame (Mendoza)
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    No. 1: Notre Dame (Mendoza)

    Notre Dame, Ind.

    2011 Rank: 1
    Annual Tuition: $40,910
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,888
    Average Class Size: 33
    Students With Internships: 88.3%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 93%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (30%), accounting (17%), consulting (14%)
    Top Employers Include: Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young

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  3. No. 2: Virginia (McIntire)
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    No. 2: Virginia (McIntire)

    Charlottesville, Va.

    2011 Rank: 2
    Annual Tuition: $9,240
    Full-Time Enrollment: 677
    Average Class Size: 48
    Students With Internships: 89.5%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 94%
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (48%), consulting (18%), accounting (15%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG

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  4. No. 3: Cornell (Dyson)
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    No. 3: Cornell (Dyson)

    Ithaca, N.Y.

    2011 Rank: 5
    Annual Tuition: $25,185
    Full-Time Enrollment: 686
    Average Class Size: 63
    Students With Internships: 87.5%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 89%
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (56%), accounting (13%), consumer products/retail (7%)
    Top Employers Include: Ernst & Young, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase

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  5. No. 4: Pennsylvania (Wharton)
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    No. 4: Pennsylvania (Wharton)

    Philadelphia

    2011 Rank: 4
    Annual Tuition: $37,620
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,555
    Average Class Size: 38
    Students With Internships: 94.4%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 95%
    Median Starting Salary: $70,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (57%), consulting (25%), technology/ science (5%)
    Top Employers Include: Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley

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  6. No. 5: Emory (Goizueta)
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    No. 5: Emory (Goizueta)

    Atlanta

    2011 Rank: 3
    Annual Tuition: $40,600
    Full-Time Enrollment: 670
    Average Class Size: 42.3
    Students With Internships: 88.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14 hours per week

    Job Placement: 95%
    Median Starting Salary: $57,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (37%), accounting (15%), consulting (11%), consumer products/retail (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Target

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  7. No. 6: MIT (Sloan)
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    No. 6: MIT (Sloan)

    Cambridge, Mass.

    2011 Rank: 9
    Annual Tuition: $40,460
    Full-Time Enrollment: 137
    Average Class Size: 30
    Students With Internships: 92.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12.3 hours per week

    Job Placement: 98%
    Median Starting Salary: $70,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (31%), consulting (27%), technology/science (11%)
    Top Employers Include: Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Google

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  8. No. 7: Michigan (Ross)
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    No. 7: Michigan (Ross)

    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    2011 Rank: 6
    Annual Tuition: $12,440
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,206
    Average Class Size: 56
    Students With Internships: 91.4%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 17.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 91%
    Median Starting Salary: $64,398
    Top Industries: Consulting (22%), financial services (18%), consumer products/retail: (10%)
    Top Employers Include: Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  9. No. 8: Washington University (Olin)
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    No. 8: Washington University (Olin)

    St. Louis

    2011 Rank: 14
    Annual Tuition: $42,500
    Full-Time Enrollment: 752
    Average Class Size: 51
    Students With Internships: 97.4%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 98%
    Median Starting Salary: $60,250
    Top Industries: Financial services (35%), consulting (17%), consumer products/retail (17%)
    Top Employers Include: Deloitte Consulting, Capital One, General Mills

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  10. No. 9: Boston College (Carroll)
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    No. 9: Boston College (Carroll)

    Boston

    2011 Rank: 16
    Annual Tuition: $41,480
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,845
    Average Class Size: 35
    Students With Internships: 91%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85.9%
    Median Starting Salary: $60,047
    Top Industries: Financial services (44%), accounting (36%), consulting (9%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Barclays Capital

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  11. No. 10: North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
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    No. 10: North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    2011 Rank: 8
    Annual Tuition: $7,008
    Full-Time Enrollment: 623
    Average Class Size: 41
    Students With Internships: 92.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 97 %
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (39%), consulting (19%), consumer products/retail (15%)
    Top Employers Includes: Bank of America, General Electric, Wells Fargo

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  12. No. 11: California (Haas)
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    No. 11: California (Haas)

    Berkeley, Calif.

    2011 Rank: 13
    Annual Tuition: $14,460
    Full-Time Enrollment: 689
    Average Class Size: 15
    Students With Internships: 88.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15 hours per week

    Job Placement: 75%
    Median Starting Salary: $65,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (34%), accounting (29%), consulting (15%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Morgan Stanley

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  13. No. 12: NYU (Stern)
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    No. 12: NYU (Stern)

    New York

    2011 Rank: 15
    Annual Tuition: $39,806
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,372
    Average Class Size: 39.1
    Students With Internships: 91.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 91%
    Median Starting Salary: $64,200
    Top Industries: Financial services (52%), consulting (11%), media/entertainment (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young

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  14. No. 13: Villanova
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    No. 13: Villanova

    Villanova, Pa.

    2011 Rank: 7
    Annual Tuition: $40,530
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,623
    Average Class Size: 28
    Students With Internships: 87.4%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 76%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (32%), accounting (28%), consulting (8%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young

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  15. No. 14: Georgetown (McDonough)
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    No. 14: Georgetown (McDonough)

    Washington, D.C.

    2011 Rank: 10
    Annual Tuition: $40,920
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,272
    Average Class Size: 36
    Students With Internships: 85.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 17 hours per week

    Job Placement: 93%
    Median Starting Salary: $65,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (53%), consulting (16%), accounting (9%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citigroup, Bank of America

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  16. No. 15: Richmond (Robins)
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    No. 15: Richmond (Robins)

    Richmond, Va.

    2011 Rank: 12
    Annual Tuition: $43,170
    Full-Time Enrollment: 786
    Average Class Size: 23
    Students With Internships: 85.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18 hours per week

    Job Placement: 71%*
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (41%), financial services (30%), consulting (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche

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    *Job placement at graduation

  17. No. 16: Indiana (Kelley)
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    No. 16: Indiana (Kelley)

    Bloomington, Ind.

    2011 Rank: 18
    Annual Tuition: $8,433
    Full-Time Enrollment: 4,679
    Average Class Size: 38
    Students With Internships: 80.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 91%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (29%), consumer products/retail (16%), accounting (15%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young

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  18. No. 17: Texas (McCombs)
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    No. 17: Texas (McCombs)

    Austin, Tex.

    2011 Rank: 17
    Annual Tuition: $10,730
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,837
    Average Class Size: 47
    Students With Internships: 91%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14 hours per week

    Job Placement: 100%*
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (21%), consulting (18%), technology/science (17%)
    Top Employers Include: Bank of America, KPMG, Deloitte Consulting

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    *Job placement at graduation

  19. No. 18: Boston University
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    No. 18: Boston University

    Boston

    2011 Rank: 31
    Annual Tuition: $40,848
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,003
    Average Class Size: 40
    Students With Internships: 86.2%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 75%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (30%), accounting (12%), consumer products/retail (10%)
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche

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  20. No. 19: Wake Forest
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    No. 19: Wake Forest

    Winston-Salem, N.C.

    2011 Rank: 19
    Annual Tuition: $41,100
    Full-Time Enrollment: 513
    Average Class Size: 30
    Students With Internships: 92.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 21.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85%
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (37%), financial services (31%), consumer products/retail (6%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Bank of America

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  21. No. 20: Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
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    No. 20: Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

    Pittsburgh

    2011 Rank: 21
    Annual Tuition: $43,160
    Full-Time Enrollment: 354
    Average Class Size: 40
    Students With Internships: 93.5%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 19.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 92%
    Median Starting Salary: $65,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (59%), consulting (16%), consumer products/retail (11%)
    Top Employers Include: Citigroup, IBM Global Business Services, J.P. Morgan Chase

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  22. No. 21: Brigham Young (Marriott)
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    No. 21: Brigham Young (Marriott)

    Provo, Utah

    2011 Rank: 11
    Annual Tuition: $4,560
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,519
    Average Class Size: 46
    Students With Internships: 64.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 61%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (28%), technology/science (19%), consumer products/retail (13%)
    Top Employers Include: Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young

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  23. No. 22: Penn State (Smeal)
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    No. 22: Penn State (Smeal)

    University Park, Pa.

    2011 Rank: 25
    Annual Tuition: $17,322
    Full-Time Enrollment: 5,029
    Average Class Size: 44
    Students With Internships: 83.7%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 10.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 100%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (35%), accounting (16%), consumer products/retail (13%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG

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  24. No. 23: Miami University (Farmer)
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    No. 23: Miami University (Farmer)

    Oxford, Ohio

    2011 Rank: 22
    Annual Tuition: $12,625
    Full-Time Enrollment: 4,581
    Average Class Size: 40.6
    Students With Internships: 79.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 93%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (39%), consumer products/retail (26%), financial services (16%)
    Top Employers Include: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  25. No. 24: Wisconsin
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    No. 24: Wisconsin

    Madison, Wis.

    2011 Rank: 27
    Annual Tuition: $9,592
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,890
    Average Class Size: 65
    Students With Internships: 79%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 20.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 75%
    Median Starting Salary: $52,000
    Top Industries: Consumer products/retail (23%), financial services (20%), technology/science (8.6%)
    Top Employers Include: Kohl's Department Stores, Target, Epic Systems

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  26. No. 25: William & Mary (Mason)
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    No. 25: William & Mary (Mason)

    Williamsburg, Va.

    2011 Rank: 23
    Annual Tuition: $8,270
    Full-Time Enrollment: 499
    Average Class Size: 44
    Students With Internships: 73%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16 hours per week

    Job Placement: 72%
    Median Starting Salary: $56,000
    Top Industries: Consulting (21%), financial services (17%), consumer products/retail (12%)
    Top Employers Include: IBM, CGI, Booz Allen Hamilton

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  27. No. 26: Illinois
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    No. 26: Illinois

    Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

    2011 Rank: 30
    Annual Tuition: $15,928
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,029
    Average Class Size: 56
    Students With Internships: 82.3%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85%
    Median Starting Salary: $53,100
    Top Industries: Accounting (29%), financial services (24%), manufacturing (12%)
    Top Employers Include: Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG

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  28. No. 27: Northeastern
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    No. 27: Northeastern

    Boston

    2011 Rank: 38
    Annual Tuition: $37,840
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,232
    Average Class Size: 31
    Students With Internships: 98.8%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 83%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,200
    Top Industries: Financial services (28%), accounting (19%), consumer products/retail (16%)
    Top Employers Including: General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche

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  29. No. 28: Texas Christian (Neeley)
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    No. 28: Texas Christian (Neeley)

    Fort Worth

    2011 Rank: 29
    Annual Tuition: $34,500
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,708
    Average Class Size: 30
    Students With Internships: 76.7%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 76%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (24%), consulting (11%), transportation (11%)
    Top Employers Include: Textron, iProspect, Accenture

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  30. No. 29: Bentley
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    No. 29: Bentley

    Waltham, Mass.

    2011 Rank: 32
    Annual Tuition: $36,840
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,918
    Average Class Size: 31.6
    Students With Internships: 84.7%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 89%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (28%), accounting (18%), media/entertainment (11%), technology/science (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young

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  31. No. 30: Southern Methodist (Cox)
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    No. 30: Southern Methodist (Cox)

    Dallas

    2011 Rank: 26
    Annual Tuition: $34,990
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,130
    Average Class Size: 37
    Students With Internships: 81.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 74%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (28%), accounting (26%), consumer products/retail (13%)
    Top Employers Include: KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young

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  32. No. 31: Lehigh
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    No. 31: Lehigh

    Bethlehem, Pa.

    2011 Rank: 24
    Annual Tuition: $40,660
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,261
    Average Class Size: 38.4
    Students With Internships: 88.9%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 17 hours per week

    Job Placement: 87%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (34%), financial services (28%), consumer products/retail (17%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young

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  33. No. 32: James Madison
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    No. 32: James Madison

    Harrisonburg, Va.

    2011 Rank: 28
    Annual Tuition: $8,448
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,777
    Average Class Size: 33
    Students With Internships: 71.3%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 73%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (31%), consumer products/retail (19%), financial services (13%)
    Top Employers Include: Deloitte, KPMG, Fannie Mae

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  34. No. 33: USC (Marshall)
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    No. 33: USC (Marshall)

    Los Angeles

    2011 Rank: 34
    Annual Tuition: $42,162
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,533
    Average Class Size: 37.7
    Students With Internships: 83.7%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14 hours per week

    Job Placement: 72%
    Median Starting Salary: $54,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (34%), financial services (24%), consumer products/retail (9%)
    Top Employers Include: Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  35. No. 34: Babson
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    No. 34: Babson

    Babson Park, Mass.

    2011 Rank: 20
    Annual Tuition: $40,400
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,007
    Average Class Size: 32
    Students With Internships: 90%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.3 hours per week

    Job Placement: 73%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (25%), technology/science (19%), consumer products/retail (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, EMC, Deloitte

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  36. No. 35: Santa Clara (Leavey)
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    No. 35: Santa Clara (Leavey)

    Santa Clara, Calif.

    2011 Rank: 35
    Annual Tuition: $39,048
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,406
    Average Class Size: 29
    Students With Internships: 81.8%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 67%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,500
    Top Industries: Accounting (30%), technology/science (18%), media/entertainment (17%)
    Top Employers Include: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG

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  37. No. 36: Case Western (Weatherhead)
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    No. 36: Case Western (Weatherhead)

    Cleveland

    2011 Rank: 40
    Annual Tuition: $38,760
    Full-Time Enrollment: 275
    Average Class Size: 33
    Students With Internships: 60.5%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16 hours per week

    Job Placement: 79%
    Median Starting Salary: $47,500
    Top Industries: Financial services (27%), technology/science (15%), accounting (11%), consulting (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PNC, KeyBank, Plante & Moran

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  38. No. 37: Georgia Tech
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    No. 37: Georgia Tech

    Atlanta

    2011 Rank: 50
    Annual Tuition: $7,282
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,241
    Average Class Size: 55
    Students With Internships: 83.2%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12 hours per week

    Job Placement: 95%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Consulting (21%), financial services (17%), consumer products/retail (10%)
    Top Employers Include: Deloitte, IBM, Triage Consulting

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  39. No. 38: Maryland (Smith)
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    No. 38: Maryland (Smith)

    College Park, Md.

    2011 Rank: 39
    Annual Tuition: $6,966
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,600
    Average Class Size: 38.9
    Students With Internships: 78.2%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 63%*
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (38%), financial services (17%), consulting (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte Consulting

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    *Job placement at graduation

  40. No. 39: Texas A&M (Mays)
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    No. 39: Texas A&M (Mays)

    College Station, Tex.

    2011 Rank: 48
    Annual Tuition: $9,244
    Full-Time Enrollment: 4,160
    Average Class Size: 106
    Students With Internships: 62.7%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 83%
    Median Starting Salary: $49,300
    Top Industries: Accounting (25%), financial services (20%), consumer products/retail (15%)
    Top Employers Include: Lockheed Martin, Deloitte Consulting, Hewlett-Packard

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  41. No. 40: San Diego
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    No. 40: San Diego

    San Diego

    2011 Rank: 36
    Annual Tuition: $38,150
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,135
    Average Class Size: 32
    Students With Internships: 69.5%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (21%), financial services (17%), technology/science (13%)
    Top Employers Include: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte

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  42. No. 41: Minnesota (Carlson)
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    No. 41: Minnesota (Carlson)

    Minneapolis

    2011 Rank: 51
    Annual Tuition: $11,650
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,138
    Average Class Size: 70
    Students With Internships: 79.3%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 17.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 87%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Consumer products/retail (27%), accounting (16%), financial services (16%)
    Top Employers Include: Target, Deloitte, General Mills

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  43. No. 42: Arizona (Eller)
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    No. 42: Arizona (Eller)

    Tucson, Ariz.

    2011 Rank: 49
    Annual Tuition: $8,364
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,566
    Average Class Size: 200
    Students With Internships: 62.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 42%*
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Consumer products/retail (28%), financial services (16%), technology/science (13%)
    Top Employers Include: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Target

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    *Job placement at graduation

  44. No. 43: Elon (Love)
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    No. 43: Elon (Love)

    Elon, N.C.

    2011 Rank: 60
    Annual Tuition: $27,534
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,072
    Average Class Size: 26
    Students With Internships: 94%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 60%
    Median Starting Salary: $48,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (19%), financial services (18%), consulting (13%)
    Top Employers Include: Credit Suisse, Cambridge Associates, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  45. No. 44: Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally)
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    No. 44: Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally)

    Troy, N.Y.

    2011 Rank: 43
    Annual Tuition: $41,600
    Full-Time Enrollment: 303
    Average Class Size: 24
    Students With Internships: 68.8%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 51%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (27%), consulting (15%), technology/science (15%)
    Top Employers Include: ZS Associates Consulting, Target, Goldman Sachs

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  46. No. 45: Purdue (Krannert)
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    No. 45: Purdue (Krannert)

    West Lafayette, Ind.

    2011 Rank: 61
    Annual Tuition: $9,478
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,442
    Average Class Size: 80
    Students With Internships: 63.6%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 75%
    Median Starting Salary: $49,111
    Top Industries: Consumer products/retail (20%), financial services (19%), accounting (19%)
    Top Employers: Amazon.com, Deloitte, Sears

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  47. No. 46: Florida (Warrington)
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    No. 46: Florida (Warrington)

    Gainesville, Fla.

    2011 Rank: 42
    Annual Tuition: $5,700
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,567
    Average Class Size: 33
    Students With Internships: 69.7%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 56%*
    Median Starting Salary: $48,500
    Top Industries: Accounting (24%), consumer products/retail (22%), financial services (21%)
    Top Employers Include: Bank of America, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young

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  48. No. 47: Tulsa (Collins)
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    No. 47: Tulsa (Collins)

    Tulsa

    2011 Rank: 33
    Annual Tuition: $30,866
    Full-Time Enrollment: 647
    Average Class Size: 29
    Students With Internships: 60.6%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 80%
    Median Starting Salary: $47,757
    Top Industries: Energy (22%), financial services (15%), accounting (15%)
    Top Employers Include: ConocoPhillips, Associated Resources, Bank of Oklahoma

  49. No. 48: Butler
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    No. 48: Butler

    Indianapolis

    2011 Rank: 58
    Annual Tuition: $31,110
    Full-Time Enrollment: 702
    Average Class Size: 27.4
    Students With Internships: 98.4%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 86%
    Median Starting Salary: $47,000
    Top Industries: Accounting (22%), technology/science (12%), financial services (11%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Johnson & Johnson, Slingshot SEO

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  50. No. 49: Fordham (Gabelli)
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    No. 49: Fordham (Gabelli)

    New York

    2011 Rank: 52
    Annual Tuition: $39,235
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,094
    Average Class Size: 30
    Students With Internships: 90.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85%
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (41%), media/entertainment (14%), accounting (13%)
    Top Employers: J.P. Morgan Chase, KPMG, Ernst & Young

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  51. No. 50: Georgia (Terry)
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    No. 50: Georgia (Terry)

    Athens, Ga.

    2011 Rank: 57
    Annual Tuition: $7,282
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,340
    Average Class Size: 56
    Students With Internships: 63.1%
    Time Spent on Class Work: 10.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 86%
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: Financial services (16%), consulting (12%), consumer products/retail (13%)
    Top Employers Include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte

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