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

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

Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2012

Notre Dame No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year
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

No. 1: Notre Dame (Mendoza)
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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No. 2: Virginia (McIntire)
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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No. 3: Cornell (Dyson)
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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No. 4: Pennsylvania (Wharton)
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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No. 5: Emory (Goizueta)
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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No. 6: MIT (Sloan)
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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No. 7: Michigan (Ross)
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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No. 8: Washington University (Olin)
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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No. 9: Boston College (Carroll)
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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No. 10: North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
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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No. 11: California (Haas)
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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No. 12: NYU (Stern)
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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No. 13: Villanova
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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No. 14: Georgetown (McDonough)
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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No. 15: Richmond (Robins)
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

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

No. 18: Boston University
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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No. 19: Wake Forest
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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No. 20: Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
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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No. 21: Brigham Young (Marriott)
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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No. 22: Penn State (Smeal)
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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No. 23: Miami University (Farmer)
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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No. 24: Wisconsin
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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No. 25: William & Mary (Mason)
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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No. 26: Illinois
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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No. 27: Northeastern
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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No. 28: Texas Christian (Neeley)
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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No. 29: Bentley
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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No. 30: Southern Methodist (Cox)
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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No. 31: Lehigh
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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No. 32: James Madison
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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No. 33: USC (Marshall)
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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No. 34: Babson
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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No. 35: Santa Clara (Leavey)
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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No. 36: Case Western (Weatherhead)
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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No. 37: Georgia Tech
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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No. 38: Maryland (Smith)
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

No. 39: Texas A&M (Mays)
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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No. 40: San Diego
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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No. 41: Minnesota (Carlson)
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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No. 42: Arizona (Eller)
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

No. 43: Elon (Love)
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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No. 44: Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally)
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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No. 45: Purdue (Krannert)
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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No. 46: Florida (Warrington)
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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*Job placement at graduation

No. 47: Tulsa (Collins)
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

No. 48: Butler
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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No. 49: Fordham (Gabelli)
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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No. 50: Georgia (Terry)
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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