University of Notre Dame

Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2011

  1. Notre Dame's Mendoza Takes No. 1 Spot
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    Notre Dame's Mendoza Takes No. 1 Spot

    For the second consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business won the top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the nation's best undergraduate business programs. The school fared well in all nine measures used to rank the programs, registering the highest score in student satisfaction and the third-highest in our ranking of corporate recruiters.

    Emory moved to No. 3, up from No. 7 in the 2010 ranking, Michigan rose to No. 6 from No. 8, and Villanova staged a spectacular come-from-behind rally, taking the No. 7 spot, up from No. 20. Others weren't so lucky: MIT dropped six spots, to No. 9, Berkeley fell 7 spots, to No. 13, and NYU fell three spots, to No. 15. For a look at all the ups and downs among the top 50 programs, check out the slides that follow.

    Note: In the slides that follow, information about annual costs, full-time enrollment, average class size, job placement, starting salaries, top industries, and top employers is self-reported by schools. Annual cost includes in-state tuition and required fees. Average class size is for required business courses. Job placement represents the percentage of 2010 graduates with job offers (or in some cases those who have accepted jobs) three months after graduation; when placement data three months after graduation were not supplied, placement at graduation was used. Median starting salaries are for graduates who reported employment status to the school. Top industries and employers are a sampling of those employing the most graduates at each school. Information on the percentage of students with internships and time spent on class work is based on a Bloomberg BusinessWeek survey of undergraduate business students at each school.
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  2. No. 1: University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
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    No. 1: University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

    Notre Dame, Ind.

    2010 Rank: 1
    Annual Cost: $39,919
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,759
    Average Class Size: 34
    Students with Internships: 90.6 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.0 hours per week

    Job Placement: 98 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG

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

    Charlottesville

    2010 Rank: 2
    Annual Cost: $10,858
    Full-Time Enrollment: 679
    Average Class Size: 48
    Students with Internships: 88.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 19.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 93 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG

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  4. No. 3: Emory University (Goizueta)
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    No. 3: Emory University (Goizueta)

    Atlanta

    2010 Rank: 7
    Annual Cost: $39,158
    Full-Time Enrollment: 649
    Average Class Size: 43.8
    Students with Internships: 89 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 84 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Barclays Capital

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

    Philadelphia

    2010 Rank: 4
    Annual Cost: $40,524
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,492
    Average Class Size: 38
    Students with Internships: 93.6 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.3 hours per week

    Job Placement: 88 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $70,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Boston Consulting

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  6. No. 5: Cornell University (Dyson)
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    No. 5: Cornell University (Dyson)

    Ithaca, N.Y.

    2010 Rank: 5
    Annual Cost: $23,526
    Full-Time Enrollment: 697
    Average Class Size: 69
    Students with Internships: 84.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 98 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $56,250
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan

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  7. No. 6: University of Michigan (Ross)
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    No. 6: University of Michigan (Ross)

    Ann Arbor

    2010 Rank: 8
    Annual Cost: $11,837
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,138
    Average Class Size: 53
    Students with Internships: 95.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 17.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 89 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Capgemini U.S.

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  8. No. 7: Villanova University
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    No. 7: Villanova University

    Villanova, Pa.

    2010 Rank: 20
    Annual Cost: $39,665
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,585
    Average Class Size: 28
    Students with Internships: 86.4 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.0 hours per week

    Job Placement: 67 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $53,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte

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  9. No. 8: University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
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    No. 8: University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

    Chapel Hill

    2010 Rank: 14
    Annual Cost: $6,664
    Full-Time Enrollment: 634
    Average Class Size: 40
    Students with Internships: 86.4 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 97 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, IBM

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  10. No. 9: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
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    No. 9: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

    Cambridge

    2010 Rank: 3
    Annual Cost: $39,212
    Full-Time Enrollment: 151
    Average Class Size: 30
    Students with Internships: 85.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 9.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 90 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $65,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, technology/science
    Top Employers: Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, Deloitte Consulting

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  11. No. 10: Georgetown University (McDonough)
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    No. 10: Georgetown University (McDonough)

    Washington, D.C.

    2010 Rank: 23
    Annual Cost: $39,768
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,300
    Average Class Size: 36
    Students with Internships: 87.6 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.5 hours per week

    Job Placement: 90 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, accounting
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of America, Credit Suisse

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  12. No. 11: Brigham Young University (Marriott)
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    No. 11: Brigham Young University (Marriott)

    Provo, Utah

    2010 Rank: 11
    Annual Cost: $4,420
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,550
    Average Class Size: 47
    Students with Internships: 55.3 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 56 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, technology/science
    Top Employers: Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  13. No. 12: University of Richmond (Robins)
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    No. 12: University of Richmond (Robins)

    Richmond, Va.

    2010 Rank: 15
    Annual Cost: $41,610
    Full-Time Enrollment: 641
    Average Class Size: 23
    Students with Internships: 83.2 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 100 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Citigroup

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  14. No. 13: University of California (Haas)
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    No. 13: University of California (Haas)

    Berkeley

    2010 Rank: 6
    Annual Cost: $12,462
    Full-Time Enrollment: 662
    Average Class Size: 21
    Students with Internships: 81.3 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 69 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $58,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, KPMG, Goldman Sachs

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  15. No. 14: Washington University (Olin)
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    No. 14: Washington University (Olin)

    St. Louis

    2010 Rank: 13
    Annual Cost: $41,992
    Full-Time Enrollment: 733
    Average Class Size: 52
    Students with Internships: 86.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 97 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $58,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consumer products/retail, government/education
    Top Employers: Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, Target

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  16. No. 15: New York University (Stern)
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    No. 15: New York University (Stern)

    New York

    2010 Rank: 12
    Annual Cost: $41,478
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,393
    Average Class Size: 41
    Students with Internships: 94 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 77 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $60,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital

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  17. No. 16: Boston College (Carroll)
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    No. 16: Boston College (Carroll)

    Boston

    2010 Rank: 9
    Annual Cost: $40,452
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,930
    Average Class Size: 38
    Students with Internships: 88.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 83 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Barclays Capital

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

    Austin

    2010 Rank: 10
    Annual Cost: $10,326
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,679
    Average Class Size: 43
    Students with Internships: 84.3 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 100 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: accounting, technology/science, financial services
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Consulting, Deloitte

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  19. No. 18: Indiana University (Kelley)
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    No. 18: Indiana University (Kelley)

    Bloomington

    2010 Rank: 19
    Annual Cost: $10,228
    Full-Time Enrollment: 4,720
    Average Class Size: 38
    Students with Internships: 76 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 83 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consumer products/retail, accounting
    Top Employers: Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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

    Winston-Salem, N.C.

    2010 Rank: 18
    Annual Cost: $39,970
    Full-Time Enrollment: 496
    Average Class Size: 28
    Students with Internships: 84.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 22.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 92 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $53,250
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consulting
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  21. No. 20: Babson College
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    No. 20: Babson College

    Babson Park, Mass.

    2010 Rank: 17
    Annual Cost: $39,040
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,956
    Average Class Size: 31
    Students with Internships: 85.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.3 hours per week

    Job Placement: 96 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, technology/science, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Street, Raytheon

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  22. No. 21: Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
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    No. 21: Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

    Pittsburgh

    2010 Rank: 22
    Annual Cost: $42,136
    Full-Time Enrollment: 341
    Average Class Size: 42
    Students with Internships: 87.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 17.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 90 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $64,500
    Top Industries: financial services, consulting, technology/science
    Top Employers: Citigroup, UBS, Wells Fargo Securities

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  23. No. 22: Miami University (Farmer)
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    No. 22: Miami University (Farmer)

    Oxford, Ohio

    2010 Rank: 16
    Annual Cost: $12,198
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,227
    Average Class Size: 40.4
    Students with Internships: 69.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 87 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $47,438
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte

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  24. No. 23: College of William and Mary (Mason)
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    No. 23: College of William and Mary (Mason)

    Williamsburg, Va.

    2010 Rank: 25
    Annual Cost: $12,188
    Full-Time Enrollment: 446
    Average Class Size: 40.8
    Students with Internships: 70.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 67 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $52,750
    Top Industries: consulting, accounting, financial services
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Navigant Consulting

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  25. No. 24: Lehigh University
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    No. 24: Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, Pa.

    2010 Rank: 27
    Annual Cost: $39,780
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,285
    Average Class Size: 39.5
    Students with Internships: 88.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16 hours per week

    Job Placement: 66 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, media/entertainment
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, JPMorgan Chase

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  26. No. 25: Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)
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    No. 25: Pennsylvania State University (Smeal)

    University Park

    2010 Rank: 29
    Annual Cost: $17,344
    Full-Time Enrollment: 5,164
    Average Class Size: 43
    Students with Internships: 76.4 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 100 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, consulting
    Top Employers: KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM

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  27. No. 26: Southern Methodist University (Cox)
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    No. 26: Southern Methodist University (Cox)

    Dallas

    2010 Rank: 31
    Annual Cost: $37,230
    Full-Time Enrollment: 6,192
    Average Class Size: 37.9
    Students with Internships: 71 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 69 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte

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  28. No. 27: University of Wisconsin
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    No. 27: University of Wisconsin

    Madison

    2010 Rank: 42
    Annual Cost: $9,987
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,737
    Average Class Size: 49
    Students with Internships: 76.9 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 73 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consumer products/retail, consulting
    Top Employers: Epic Systems, Target, Kohl's

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  29. No. 28: James Madison University
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    No. 28: James Madison University

    Harrisonburg, Va.

    2010 Rank: 41
    Annual Cost: $8,095
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,740
    Average Class Size: 41
    Students with Internships: 71.1 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.9 hours per week

    Job Placement: 68 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: accounting, consumer products/retail, financial services
    Top Employers: Deloitte Consulting, Booz Allen Hamilton, KPMG

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  30. No. 29: Texas Christian University (Neeley)
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    No. 29: Texas Christian University (Neeley)

    Fort Worth

    2010 Rank: 30
    Annual Cost: $32,400
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,615
    Average Class Size: 31
    Students with Internships: 73.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 16.3 hours per week

    Job Placement: 71 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, transportation, consulting
    Top Employers: Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, Ernst & Young

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  31. No. 30: University of Illinois
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    No. 30: University of Illinois

    Urbana-Champaign

    2010 Rank: 26
    Annual Cost: $18,386
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,902
    Average Class Size: 57
    Students with Internships: 71.2 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 76 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $53,000
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, consulting
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG

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  32. No. 31: Boston University
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    No. 31: Boston University

    Boston

    2010 Rank: 37
    Annual Cost: $39,314
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,035
    Average Class Size: 39
    Students with Internships: 83.1 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.3 hours per week

    Job Placement: 66 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $51,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, technology/science
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of America

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  33. No. 32: Bentley University
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    No. 32: Bentley University

    Waltham, Mass.

    2010 Rank: 21
    Annual Cost: $37,508
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,955
    Average Class Size: 31.7
    Students with Internships: 78.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 70 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, technology/science
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Liberty Mutual

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  34. No. 33: University of Tulsa (Collins)
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    No. 33: University of Tulsa (Collins)

    Tulsa

    2010 Rank: Not Ranked
    Annual Cost: $31,601
    Full-Time Enrollment: 617
    Average Class Size: 29
    Students with Internships: 60.3 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $48,250
    Top Industries: petroleum/energy, consumer products/retail, financial services
    Top Employers: Conoco Phillips, Bank of Oklahoma, Exterran Energy Solutions

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  35. No. 34: University of Southern California (Marshall)
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    No. 34: University of Southern California (Marshall)

    Los Angeles 2010 Rank: 24
    Annual Cost: $41,022
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,607
    Average Class Size: 41
    Students with Internships: 76 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12 hours per week

    Job Placement: 69 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, consulting
    Top Employers: Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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

    Santa Clara, Calif.

    2010 Rank: 39
    Annual Cost: $37,368
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,343
    Average Class Size: 30
    Students with Internships: 75.3 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 85 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $48,000
    Top Industries: technology/science, financial services, accounting
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG

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  37. No. 36: University of San Diego
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    No. 36: University of San Diego

    San Diego, Calif.

    2010 Rank: 28
    Annual Cost: $37,372
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,015
    Average Class Size: 32
    Students with Internships: 62.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 88 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $45,000
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, real estate
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, KPMG, Target

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  38. No. 37: Binghamton University
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    No. 37: Binghamton University

    Binghamton, N.Y.

    2010 Rank: 35
    Annual Cost: $7,006
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,270
    Average Class Size: 52
    Students with Internships: 61.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 53 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $54,000
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, consulting
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG

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  39. No. 38: Northeastern University
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    No. 38: Northeastern University

    Boston

    2010 Rank: 32
    Annual Cost: $36,792
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,960
    Average Class Size: 32
    Students with Internships: 96.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 81 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $55,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, technology/science
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse, State Street

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  40. No. 39: University of Maryland (Smith)
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    No. 39: University of Maryland (Smith)

    College Park

    2010 Rank: 36
    Annual Cost: $8,416
    Full-Time Enrollment: 2,680
    Average Class Size: 37
    Students with Internships: 73.2 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 55 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $53,000
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, consulting
    Top Employers: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, KPMG

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  41. No. 40: Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)
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    No. 40: Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead)

    Cleveland

    2010 Rank: 38
    Annual Cost: $37,648
    Full-Time Enrollment: 400
    Average Class Size: 35
    Students with Internships: 76 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 18.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 71 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $45,000
    Top Industries: financial services, technology/science, manufacturing
    Top Employers: Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young, General Electric

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  42. No. 41: University of Washington (Foster)
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    No. 41: University of Washington (Foster)

    Seattle

    2010 Rank: 33
    Annual Cost: $8,701
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,685
    Average Class Size: 74
    Students with Internships: 64.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 15.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 57 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $48,500
    Top Industries: accounting, consumer products/retail, financial services
    Top Employers: Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG

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  43. No. 42: University of Florida (Warrington)
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    No. 42: University of Florida (Warrington)

    Gainesville

    2010 Rank: 55
    Annual Cost: $5,020
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,676
    Average Class Size: 32
    Students with Internships: 65 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 47 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $46,500
    Top Industries: consumer products/retail, financial services, accounting
    Top Employers: Bank of America, Macy's, Ernst & Young

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  44. No. 43: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Lally)
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    No. 43: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Lally)

    Troy, N.Y.

    2010 Rank: 34
    Annual Cost: $40,680
    Full-Time Enrollment: 319
    Average Class Size: 29
    Students with Internships: 62.8 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.8 hours per week

    Job Placement: 36 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $54,000
    Top Industries: financial services, technology/science, pharmaceutical/biotech
    Top Employers: Aflac, Bank of America, General Electric

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  45. No. 44: Michigan State University (Broad)
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    No. 44: Michigan State University (Broad)

    East Lansing

    2010 Rank: 43
    Annual Cost: $12,188
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,924
    Average Class Size: 56
    Students with Internships: 66.2 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 13.1 hours per week

    Job Placement: 96 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: consumer products/retail, financial services, accounting
    Top Employers: Deloitte, Sears Holdings, Altria

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  46. No. 45: Loyola University (Sellinger)
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    No. 45: Loyola University (Sellinger)

    Baltimore

    2010 Rank: 45
    Annual Cost: $39,350
    Full-Time Enrollment: 888
    Average Class Size: 26
    Students with Internships: 83.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 12.4 hours per week

    Job Placement: 40 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $48,000
    Top Industries: financial services, accounting, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Morgan Stanley, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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  47. No. 46: Tulane University (Freeman)
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    No. 46: Tulane University (Freeman)

    New Orleans

    2010 Rank: 53
    Annual Cost: $41,884
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,374
    Average Class Size: 29
    Students with Internships: 66.4 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 11.2 hours per week

    Job Placement: 70 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $51,834
    Top Industries: accounting, financial services, government/education
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte

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  48. No. 47: Syracuse University (Whitman)
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    No. 47: Syracuse University (Whitman)

    Syracuse, N.Y.

    2010 Rank: 47
    Annual Cost: $36,602
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,749
    Average Class Size: 43
    Students with Internships: 90.3 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14 hours per week

    Job Placement: 81 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: consumer products/retail, accounting, financial services
    Top Employers: Macy's, Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase

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  49. No. 48: Texas A&M University (Mays)
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    No. 48: Texas A&M University (Mays)

    College Station

    2010 Rank: 44
    Annual Cost: $8,417
    Full-Time Enrollment: 3,985
    Average Class Size: 75
    Students with Internships: 54.1 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.6 hours per week

    Job Placement: 63 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $46,631
    Top Industries: financial services, petroleum/energy, manufacturing
    Top Employers: Deloitte Consulting, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin

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  50. No. 49: University of Arizona (Eller)
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    No. 49: University of Arizona (Eller)

    Tucson

    2010 Rank: 70
    Annual Cost: $9,450
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,584
    Average Class Size: 201
    Students with Internships: 56.7 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 14.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 56 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: financial services, consumer products/retail, technology/science
    Top Employers: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Edward Jones

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  51. No. 50: Georgia Institute of Technology
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    No. 50: Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta

    2010 Rank: 50
    Annual Cost: $8,716
    Full-Time Enrollment: 1,197
    Average Class Size: 53
    Students with Internships: 75.5 percent
    Time Spent on Class Work: 10.7 hours per week

    Job Placement: 83 percent
    Median Starting Salary: $50,000
    Top Industries: consulting, financial services, consumer products/retail
    Top Employers: Deloitte, Accenture, Bank of America

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