After surveying almost 30,000 students and recruiters at almost 600 companies, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Boston College’s Carroll School of Management the third-best undergraduate business school in the country, up one spot from fourth last year.
The ranking took into account four main metrics. Forty percent of the school’s total score came from an employer survey. Recruiters shared how business schools have prepared students for their jobs at their companies.
Thirty-five percent of the score came from a student survey. Students rated their schools based on the campus, the career services department, and the quality of faculty and administrators. The remaining 25 percent of the score came from the number of students who complete internships and graduates’ starting salaries.
CSOM scored 98.57 out of 100, ranking above the McIntire School at the University of Virginia and the Kelley School at the University of Indiana.
The survey found that 2.2 percent of graduates went to work for start-ups after graduation, and 1.3 percent of graduates have started their own businesses as their primary jobs. Sixty-five percent of graduates with jobs currently work where they interned while in college. The median outstanding debt of students was $22,000.
“Thanks to the faculty, students, and @BCAlumni who make our school great! #WeAreBC #EvertoExcel,” Dean of CSOM Andy Boynton said in a tweet on Tuesday.
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