The top 25 US colleges to study business


Georgetown McDonough Business

Courtesy of McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University, known for the McDonough School of Business, was ranked No. 2.

We recently published a list of the best colleges in America.


To create this list, we combined data from a reader survey, each school's average SAT score from College Board, and the median starting salary from PayScale. You can read the full methodology here.

College Board also kept track of the most popular majors at each college, and there we found which of our best colleges were the most popular places to study business. College Board lists business and marketing as one major, so these are the top colleges from our list of the best colleges where the most students study business and/or marketing.

University of Pennsylvania, home to the Wharton School of Business, the world's first collegiate business school, came in at No. 9 on our list of best colleges, but rises up to No. 1 in terms of the percentage of students who study business and/or marketing (21%). Georgetown University jumped 10 spots to No. 2, as 22% of its students major in business/marketing at its McDonough School of Business.

Here are the 25 best colleges where the most students study business:

1. University of Pennsylvania


2. Georgetown University

3. University of Notre Dame

4. Georgia Institute of Technology

5. Washington University in St. Louis

6. University of Virginia


7. New York University

8. Northeastern University

9. Emory University

10. University of Southern California

11. Boston College


12. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

13. Wake Forest University

14. University of Texas at Austin

15. Babson College

16. Lehigh University


17. Boston University

18. Villanova University

19. Purdue University

20. Washington and Lee University

21. Pennsylvania State University


22. Claremont McKenna College

23. University of Wisconsin at Madison

24. College of William and Mary

25. George Washington University

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