Best Catholic Undergraduate Business Programs

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Our Ranking of Best Catholic Undergraduate Business Programs are based exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision. According to the most recent nationwide survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, these factors include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Each of these factors were weighted equally in our ranking and data was derived from a variety of publicly available sources, including U.S. News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and PayScale .

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Top 10 Best Catholic Undergraduate Business Programs

Rank School Location
1 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
2 Georgetown University Washington, DC
3 Boston College Newton, MA
4 Villanova University Villanova, PA
5 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
6 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
7 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
8 Creighton University Omaha, NE
9 Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, MD
10 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
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  1. University of Notre Dame
    Location

    Notre Dame, IN

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business is the 11th ranked undergraduate business program in the nation according to US News and World Report, while Businessweek ranks it as the #1 program in the nation. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity. Nearly 11,733 students call Notre Dame home, and of those 8,371 are pursuing undergraduate degrees with more than 93 percent of students identify as Christian, with over 80 percent of the total being Catholic. The school offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and very low 10:1 student/faculty ratio. While only 22.3 percent of applicants are accepted to Notre Dame each year, 90 percent of them choose to return after their freshman year. US News and World Report ranks the University of Notre Dame #16 on its list of National Universities.

  2. Georgetown University
    Location

    Washington, DC

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is ranked #15 by US News and World Report. Georgetown McDonough's rigorous academic program is supported by a strong culture that encourages students to collaborate, forge close friendships, and extend their learning outside of the classroom and beyond campus. Georgetown University is home to 7,636 undergraduate students who can choose from 48 different degree offerings. Georgetown has a 11:1 student/teacher ratio, a very high freshman retention rate of 96 percent, and an acceptance rate of 17.1 percent. Students can participate in many campus organizations, including religious groups, media outlets, and student government. US News and World Report ranks Georgetown #21 on its list of National Universities.

  3. Boston College
    Location

    Newton, MA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Boston College's Carroll School of Management is ranked #21 (tied) in the nation by US News and World Report. In addition to its degree programs and centers which provide executive development programming for professionals, the School partners with the business community to provide (student) consulting services in the areas of financial and strategic analysis, product development, and general business planning. Nearly 14,500 students call Boston College home, and of those 9,110 are pursuing undergraduate degrees at this national research university. The school offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and very low 13:1 student/faculty ratio. While only 32.2 percent of applicants are accepted to Boston College each year, 95 percent of them choose to return after their freshman year. US News and World Report ranks Boston College #31 on its list of National Universities.

  4. Villanova University
    Location

    Villanova, PA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Villanova University School of Business is ranked #62 (tied) in the nation by US News and World Report. Founded in 1922, VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. Villanova has 12:1 student/teacher ratio and an average class size of 22. Nearly 95 percent of incoming students stay for their second year. Fifty-three percent of full-time undergraduate students received university financial aid and 97 percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

  5. University of San Francisco
    Location

    San Francisco, CA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Located in the heart of the city, University of San Francisco School of Management demands academic excellence in the service of humankind and broadens students's understanding of today's global marketplace. The School is ranked as the #113 (tied) best undergraduate business program in the nation by US News and World Report. U. San Francisco is home to 6,845 undergraduate students who participate in service-learning courses, during which academic coursework is complemented by volunteer work around San Francisco, part of the USF's Jesuit vision. University of San Francisco has a 15:1 student/teacher ratio, and only 2.7 percent of its classes have 50 or more students. The University has a more selective admission policy, accepting only 61 percent of applicants, 86 percent of whom return after their freshman year. Students can participate in the over 100 campus organizations, including religious groups, media outlets, and student government. US News and World Report ranks University of San Francisco #106 on its list of National Research Universities.

  6. Santa Clara University
    Location

    Santa Clara, CA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, Santa Clara's Leavey School of Business combines academic excellence in the 450-year Jesuit tradition, with an energy and innovative spirit that are hallmarks of the region. US News and World Report ranks the program as the 62nd (tied) best in the nation. Founded in 1851, the university is home to around 5,435 students, with an even split between men and women. SCU has a 12:1 student/teacher ratio, only 2 precent of its classes have 50 or more students, and there is a very high freshman retention rate of 94 percent. Santa Clara students can get involved by joining more than 100 campus organizations and playing various recreational sports. US News and World Report ranks Santa Clara University #2 on its list of Western Regional Universities.

  7. Seton Hall University
    Location

    South Orange, NJ

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University was established in 1950 to provide education geared toward the complex, practical needs of business leaders. It is ranked #113 (tied) for Best Undergraduate Business Programs by US News and World Report. Seton Hall University has 5,839 enrolled students who can choose from more than 60 majors in eight schools. Seton Hall has an acceptance rate of 79.2%, a freshman retention rate of 82.3 percent, and 14.1 student/faculty ratio. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University #126 on their 2015 list of National Universities.

  8. Creighton University
    Location

    Omaha, NE

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Creighton University's Heider College of Business is ranked #93 (tie) on US News and World Report's ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Creighton's relationships with Fortune 500 companies and with the Omaha business community at large mean you'll have more experiential learning opportunities, such as investment banking internships, nonprofit internships, and summer marketing internships, just to name a few. Founded by the Jesuits in 1878, Creighton University is comprised of nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges. With a student/faculty ratio of 11:1, students at Creighton enjoy small class sizes. US News and World Report and Collegechoice.net both rank Creighton University #1 on their respective lists of 2015 Rankings of Midwestern Regional Universities.

  9. Loyola University Maryland
    Location

    Baltimore, MD

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Situated in the city of Baltimore, Loyola University's Sellinger School of Business and Management offers students a chance to learn the fundamentals of business with a unique Jesuit values centered approach. The School is ranked #155 (tied) on US News and World Report's ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Loyola is a Jesuit university with more than 8,887 students. With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, students at Loyola University Maryland enjoy small class sizes. Over the last five years, 90-95 percent of students were employed or attending graduate/professional school within nine months of graduation. Both US News and World Report and Collegechoice.net rank Loyola University Maryland #3 on their respective lists of 2015 Rankings of Northern Regional Universities.

  10. University of San Diego
    Location

    San Diego, CA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    University of San Diego's School of Business Administration undergraduate business programs are designed help students become more influential, responsible leaders. To achieve this, USD provides inspiration, opportunities, and community support f0r each of their 8 areas of concentration. San Diego has 5,665 enrolled students and a more selective acceptance rate of 48.9 percent. The student/faculty ratio is 15:1, 88.8 percent of freshman return for the second year, and 42 percent of the student body majors in Business Administration. US News and World Report ranks University of San Diego #95 on its list of Best National Universities.

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