In the Poets & Quants for Undergrads 2021 ranking of the Top 93 undergraduate business programs in the United States, Boston University Questrom School of Business held onto its status as a top-ranked program, being named 27th overall.
As part of this ranking, Poets & Quants for Undergrads assessed schools on three key dimensions: the academic experience, employment outcomes, and admissions standards. Each category included several measures, and each collectively informed a third of the ranking. Data was collected directly from schools, as well as a survey of recent program alumni.
Reflecting the continued strong interest in the undergraduate program, Questrom placed 22nd overall in the category of admissions standards, a “vital factor,” according to Poets & Quants, that includes consideration of test scores, high school class percentage, and the program’s acceptance rate. The undergraduate program was also jumped in rank to 29th overall in the category of alumni experience, underscoring the trust and value placed upon us by our recent graduates. The class of 2020, and especially our international students seeking US-based employment, faced a challenging recruitment cycle during the pandemic, resulting in top 59th rank on this dimension.
“We continue to innovate in our approach to undergraduate education, building on our historical curricular strength, exceptional teaching, and impressive students,” said Frédéric Brunel, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor of Marketing. “We leverage the strengths and opportunities offered by Boston University and the greater Boston ecosystem, in order to deliver a one of a kind educational experience that will enable our students to thrive in our rapidly changing global world.”
This year demonstrated Questrom’s entrepreneurial spirit and grit. Within a few days, we re-invented the school in Spring 2020, from teaching to administration, to student support and advising, to engaging and recruiting our Class of 2024. “We quickly adapted our admission and orientation efforts and re-invented how we engage with students and families. We were able to continue our tradition of attracting exceptional students and were thrilled to welcome an outstanding cohort of students in Fall of 2020” said Rachel I. Reiser, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Experience & Services.
“This academic year, our hybrid Learn From Anywhere education model is allowing us to continue offering a robust and engaging learning experience in-person and remotely. Despite the current challenges facing the world, we are delighted to continue on our educational mission and we are happy to be again recognized as a top program,” said Brunel.
Read more about the methodology and see the full rankings on the Poets & Quants for Undergrads website.