Poets & Quants Ranks Foster #22 of Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Poets and Quants ranked the Foster School #22, #11 among public schools, and #1 in the Northwest of 93 schools in the 2021 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. This comes after advancing two places since last year based on strong employment results (#15).

Paccar Hall94% of Foster students hired within 3 months of graduation

Overall, the total compensation for 2021 graduates averaged around $71,191. Additionally, 95% of Foster students also reported having been hired for internships before their senior year.

With formal options in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain Management, students from the Foster School were hired by a diverse range of employers including Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Microsoft, PwC, and Starbucks among others.

2020 Best Undergraduate Business Programs Report Card

Foster students and alumni gave the school especially high marks for the degree’s value and their opportunities to improve skills in business.


Were business school faculty available for informal discussions and mentoring outside of class?


How would you rate the opportunities given to you in the business program to nurture and improve your soft skills in business (verbal and written communication skills, adaptability, delegation, time management, etc.)?


Do you believe your business degree will assist you in climbing to a new socioeconomic status?


Source: Poets and Quants


Ranking emphasizes quality of admissions, student experience and career results

The Poets and Quants ranking equally weighs admission standards, alumni satisfaction with the quality of the academic experience, and career outcomes. The ranking is based on hard data self-reported by schools, including average SAT scores and acceptance rates for the incoming class of students, total starting compensation and employment percentages for the Class of 2020, and answers by over 6,100 alumni about their undergraduate experience.

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

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