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Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2014

  1. Intro
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    Intro

    Let the cheers and jeers–and duhs!—begin. The two institutions atop the 2014 Best Undergraduate Business School ranking are, respectively, gold and silver medal winners for the fifth consecutive year. (Cornell held onto spot No. 3 for the third year in a row.) Still, as you’ll see, there was plenty of movement among the top 20 schools in this year’s ranking. Click for the top schools. A complete rankings table is here.

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  2. No. 1 University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
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    No. 1 University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

    Notre Dame, Ind.

    2013 Rank: 1
    Annual Tuition: $44, 605
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 14

    Where Students Rank the School: 1
    Where Employers Rank the School: 4
    Median Starting Salary: $58,000

    Mendoza Profile

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  3. No. 2 University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce
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    No. 2 University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce

    Charlottesville, Va.

    2013 Rank: 2
    Annual Tuition: $39,170
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 9.9

    Where Students Rank the School: 2
    Where Employers Rank the School: 23
    Median Starting Salary: $70,000

    McIntire Profile

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  4. No. 3 Cornell University Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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    No. 3 Cornell University Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

    Ithaca, N.Y.

    2013 Rank: 3
    Annual Tuition: $ 45,359
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 17.6

    Where Students Rank the School: 3
    Where Employers Rank the School: 26
    Median Starting Salary: $65,000

    Dyson Profile

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  5. No. 4 Boston College Carroll School of Management
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    No. 4 Boston College Carroll School of Management

    Boston

    2013 Rank: 6
    Annual Tuition: $45,622
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 17.5

    Where Students Rank the School: 10
    Where Employers Rank the School: 7
    Median Starting Salary: $57,000

    Carroll Profile

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  6. No. 5 Washington University, St. Louis Olin Business School
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    No. 5 Washington University, St. Louis Olin Business School

    St. Louis

    2013 Rank: 4
    Annual Tuition: $46,467
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 11

    Where Students Rank the School: 4
    Where Employers Rank the School: 41
    Median Starting Salary: $62,500

    Olin Profile

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  7. No. 6 The University of Texas, Austin McCombs School of Business
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    No. 6 The University of Texas, Austin McCombs School of Business

    Austin

    2013 Rank: 9
    Annual Tuition: $37,160
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 20

    Where Students Rank the School: 9
    Where Employers Rank the School: 2
    Median Starting Salary: $58,000

    McCombs Profile

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  8. No. 7 University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School
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    No. 7 University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School

    Philadelphia

    2013 Rank: 5
    Annual Tuition: $45,890
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 9.6

    Where Students Rank the School: 12
    Where Employers Rank the School: 30
    Median Starting Salary: $70,000

    Wharton Profile

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  9. No. 8 Indiana University Kelley School of Business
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    No. 8 Indiana University Kelley School of Business

    Bloomington, Ind.

    2013 Rank: 13
    Annual Tuition: $33,550
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 17

    Where Students Rank the School: 15
    Where Employers Rank the School: 1
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000

    Kelley Profile

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  10. No. 9 Emory University Goizueta Business School
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    No. 9 Emory University Goizueta Business School

    Atlanta

    2013 Rank: 7
    Annual Tuition: $44,008
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 9.9

    Where Students Rank the School: 5
    Where Employers Rank the School: 43
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000

    Goizueta Profile

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  11. No. 10 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
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    No. 10 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    2013 Rank: 10
    Annual Tuition: $30,122
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 9

    Where Students Rank the School: 6
    Where Employers Rank the School: 33
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000

    Kenan-Flagler Profile

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  12. No. 11 Wake Forest University School of Business
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    No. 11 Wake Forest University School of Business

    Winston-Salem, N.C.

    2013 Rank: 18
    Annual Tuition: $44,742
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 8.3

    Where Students Rank the School: 20
    Where Employers Rank the School: 27
    Median Starting Salary: $56,000

    Wake Forest Profile

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  13. No. 12 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ross School of Business
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    No. 12 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ross School of Business

    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    2013 Rank: 8
    Annual Tuition: $41,268
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 10.8

    Where Students Rank the School: 24
    Where Employers Rank the School: 20
    Median Starting Salary: $65,000

    Ross Profile

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  14. No. 13 Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management
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    No. 13 Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management

    Provo, Utah

    2013 Rank: 12
    Annual Tuition: $9,700
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 16.8

    Where Students Rank the School: 17
    Where Employers Rank the School: 3
    Median Starting Salary: $52,000

    Marriott Profile

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  15. No. 14 New York University Stern School of Business
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    No. 14 New York University Stern School of Business

    New York

    2013 Rank: 14
    Annual Tuition: $46,336
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 13.7

    Where Students Rank the School: 43
    Where Employers Rank the School: 22
    Median Starting Salary: $64,000

    Stern Profile

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  16. No. 15 University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
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    No. 15 University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

    Berkeley, Calif.

    2013 Rank: 11
    Annual Tuition: $36,086
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 17

    Where Students Rank the School: 51
    Where Employers Rank the School: 29
    Median Starting Salary: $62,000

    Haas Profile

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  17. No. 16 University of Richmond Robins School of Business
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    No. 16 University of Richmond Robins School of Business

    Richmond, Va.

    2013 Rank: 17
    Annual Tuition: $45,320
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 8

    Where Students Rank the School: 7
    Where Employers Rank the School: 94
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000

    Robins Profile

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  18. No. 17 Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business
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    No. 17 Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business

    Pittsburgh

    2013 Rank: 24
    Annual Tuition: $47,412
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 10.5

    Where Students Rank the School: 72
    Where Employers Rank the School: 46
    Median Starting Salary: $70,000

    Tepper Profile

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  19. No. 18 Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
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    No. 18 Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

    Washington

    2013 Rank: 16
    Annual Tuition: $44,986
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 22.7

    Where Students Rank the School: 31
    Where Employers Rank the School: 38
    Median Starting Salary: $64,500

    McDonough Profile

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  20. No. 19 Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business
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    No. 19 Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business

    Boston

    2013 Rank: 25
    Annual Tuition: $41,270
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 20.4

    Where Students Rank the School: 41
    Where Employers Rank the School: 13
    Median Starting Salary: $57,000

    D’Amore-McKim Profile

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  21. No. 20 Bentley University
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    No. 20 Bentley University

    Waltham, Mass.

    2013 Rank: 20
    Annual Tuition: $41,110
    Faculty/Student Ratio: 14

    Where Students Rank the School: 34
    Where Employers Rank the School: 10
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000

    Bentley Profile

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