U.S. News ranks Foster #19 of 511 best undergraduate business schools

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The Undergraduate Program at the University of Washington Foster School of Business ranks #19 of 511 schools nationwide, #9 among public schools, and #1 in the Northwest in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2021 Rankings.

Seven Foster academic programs were also recognized for national prominence: Accounting and Information Systems (both ranked #16), International Business (#19), Finance (#25), Marketing (#27), Management (#29), and Entrepreneurship (#30).

 

Undergraduate Program Rankings

Source Northwest Nationwide Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report, 2021

1 19

9

Specialty Rankings

Information Systems 1 16

12

Entrepreneurship

1

30

12

Marketing 1 27

16

Accounting

1

16

10

Finance

3

25

10

International Business

1

19

10

Management

1

29

17

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 

Foster among top public business schools for employment results

Earlier this year, Poets & Quants ranked the Foster School #11 among public schools, and #1 in the Northwest of 97 schools in the 2020 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. This came after rising 8 places since 2019 based on strong admissions quality (#23) as well as employment results (#24). 94% of Foster students were hired within 3 months of graduation by a diverse range of employers including Accenture, Amazon, Boeing, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, Highspot, Intel, KPMG, Microsoft, Moss Adams, PitchBook Data, Protiviti, PwC, and Starbucks.

A world-class research institution 

The 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities recently named the Foster School #10 in the world for research in the area of business administration; having scored especially high for publications in top journals and citations, which indicates superior quantity, quality, and influence. Earlier this year, Financial Times ranked the Foster School faculty #6 in the world and #1 among U.S. public business schools for its publishing record in the 50 most influential academic journals.

 

See full rankings and methodology from U.S. News & World Report.

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Learn more about Foster’s Undergraduate Program and career opportunities through the EY Career for Career Advancement.