Poets and Quants ranks Foster #24 of Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Foster undergraduate business studentsPoets and Quants ranked the Foster School #24, #11 among public schools, and #1 in the Northwest of 97 schools in the 2020 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Foster advanced 8 places from last year based on strong results for admissions quality (#23) and employment results (#24).

94% of Foster students hired within 3 months of graduation

Graduating business students from Foster were especially competitive for bonuses, with more than 40% securing an average signing bonus of $9,345. Overall, the total compensation for 2019 graduates averaged $68,536.

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, Boeing, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, Highspot, Intel, KPMG, Microsoft, Moss Adams, PitchBook Data, Protiviti, PwC, and Starbucks.

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.


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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 2019, and answers by nearly 6,000 alumni about their undergraduate experience.

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



U.S. News ranks Foster among the elite – #19 of 504 best undergraduate business schools