March 21, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Neeley No. 28 Best Undergraduate Business School

For three years in a row, the Neeley School of Business at TCU has ranked in the top 30 in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs. Neeley ranked No. 28 out of 142 U.S. schools ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek. The rankings are based primarily on surveys of 86,000 senior business students and 749 employers, and a calculation of academic quality based on SAT scores, internships, class size, student-teacher ratios and number of hours students devote to classwork. (See the full methodology here:

The Neeley School of Business at TCU is the only Texas school ranked in the top 30 for Academic Quality, at No. 22.

The Neeley School also ranked No. 6 in the Student Survey, behind Notre Dame (1), Virginia (2), Cornell (3) Emory (4), Richmond (5), and ahead of North Carolina (7), MIT (8), Texas-Austin (9) and SMU (10).

Neeley also earned straight A-pluses in Job Placement, Teaching Quality, and Facilities and Services.

Like the Neeley School, schools that excelled in the rankings had students with higher average salaries and a larger percentage of internships than last year.

A comment from one student surveyed said: “The quality of the faculty [and] the professor-student ratio help the Neeley School of Business stand apart from other academic institutions. The interest my professors have taken in my personal development has been truly one of a kind, and I continue to be astonished at how willing they are to meet with me outside of class to discuss my career plans and life goals.”


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU