Poets&Quants Ranks Foster #24 of Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Poets&Quants ranked the Foster School #24, #8 among public schools (up from #11 last year), and #1 in the Northwest of 95 schools in the 2022 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Rankings are a bit different this year as many universities have dropped standardized testing or made it optional. The three categories (admissions standards, alumni experience, and career outcomes) are measured equally.

Paccar Hall96% of Foster students hired within 3 months of graduation

Overall, the total compensation for 2021 graduates averaged around $69,190. Additionally, 96% of Foster students also reported having been hired for internships before their senior year.

With formal majors 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, Starbucks, and Tableau among others.

Fostering a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment

Poets&Quants ranked the Foster School #16 in percentage of women enrolled and the #13 choice for first generation college students in this 2022 report.

Learn more about our mission of Fostering Diversity through initiatives for students, faculty, and community.

2022 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.

How would you appraise the business program’s efforts to bring you into contact with practicing professionals, including your school’s alumni network, in the business community?


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


Would you recommend your business program to a close friend, colleague, or family member interested in an undergraduate business degree?


Source: Poets&Quants

Ranking emphasizes quality of admissions, student experience and career results.

The Poets&Quants ranking equally weighs admission standards, alumni satisfaction with the quality of the academic experience, and career outcomes.

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