When people think the Philadelphia region and business school, they likely think of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School first but Wharton isn’t the best for undergrads, according to a new survey.
Bloomberg Businessweek named the Villanova University School of Business No. 1 for Undergraduate Business Programs. The No. 1 ranking came after placing 24th last year.
Nova came out near the top in the Employer Survey Rank, which made up 40 percent of Bloomberg’s total ranking. Bloomberg says it surveyed nearly 30,000 students and recruiters and nearly 600 companies while determining its rankings.
The goal of the rankings is to highlights business schools with “the brightest possible career path,” said Bloomberg.
Nova came in at No. 10 in the student survey, 29th in starting salary rank and 15th in Internship rank.
Wharton, which placed a top the ranking for starting salary, came in at 16th overall – down seven spots from last year. Penn State’s Smeal School (No. 19), Lehigh (No. 32), College of New Jersey (No. 35) Drexel’s LeBow (No. 78) and Rutgers-Newark (No. 97) also made the Top 100 in Bloomberg’s rankings.