The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia was again ranked second among the nation’s best undergraduate business programs, according to the annual Bloomberg Businessweek rankings, and it remains the only program to be consistently ranked either first or second in the nine years that Businessweek has ranked undergraduate programs.
The rankings were announced Friday on the Businessweek website.
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business was ranked first. Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management was ranked third.
McIntire again earned A-plus grades for teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement, and also remains the top-rated program among public institutions. In addition, McIntire tied with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton and Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper for the highest median starting salary of $70,000.
“Since Businessweek began its annual rankings of undergraduate business schools in 2006, McIntire has been ranked among the elite programs in the nation and consistently achieved the highest marks for teaching, facilities and job placement,” McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml said. “Our terrific students, faculty and staff are supported by a remarkable community of alumni, parents, friends and corporate sponsors, whose commitment ensures that the quality of our teaching is unparalleled, that our research remains on the cutting edge, and that our global reach continues to grow in exciting and important ways.”
Other Virginia schools ranked in the top 50 were the University of Richmond (No. 16), The College of William & Mary (No. 22) and James Madison University (No. 40). Complete rankings can be found on the Bloomberg Businessweek website.