“At ‘Poets&Quants,’ we believe three components best measure the undergraduate business school experience: the quality and diversity of students enrolling in a program; the ability of a B-school to nurture, challenge, and grow those young minds; and how the market and world’s top employers respond to those graduates when leaving the school. In other words, admissions standards, student experience, and career outcomes,” said Nathan Allen, project manager for the publication.
“It is great to be ranked among the hundred best schools in the country -- even better when we climb three slots, like we did this year,” says Dean Michael Johnson-Cramer. “But rankings focused on how many 18-year-olds a school rejects can never alone capture what makes Ithaca great. What stays constant, year-in and year-out, is our commitment to helping our students find a sense of creativity in their lives and purpose in their careers.”
The School of Business was ranked 66th for alumni experience, 84th for admissions standards, and 73rd for career outcomes. The career outcomes finish represented an 18-spot improvement over last year.
Considered the most comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business programs, this was the 7th year for the “Poets&Quants” annual ranking.