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Olin rises to #4 in Businessweek ranking  

Published 3/21/2013
Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School jumped four spots to #4 overall in the Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking published March 20 by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Olin’s move to fourth place is due to superior student satisfaction and top marks from students in both teaching and academic services. Other criteria that contributed to Olin’s rise to the ranks of top five best undergraduate business schools include:
  • #1 rank feeder school to top MBA programs
  • Highest average SAT scores of all schools in survey
  • #6 in student satisfaction and student/faculty ratio
  • #8 in the nation in terms of median starting salary
  • "A+" grade for teaching, facilities and services from student survey
  • "A" grade for job placement from student survey

“We are very proud of this recognition that reflects the accomplishments of our undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and career services,” said Mahendra Gupta, dean and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil professor of accounting and management at Olin Business School.

Olin undergraduates enjoy one of the highest job placement rates with 98% receiving job offers within three months after graduation. The average job placement rate across all schools in the Businessweek survey is 76%.

To see all the statistics and survey results go to Bloomberg Businessweek.