March 21, 2013

Students Rank Neeley No. 5 in the Nation in Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

 Four years in a row, the Neeley School of Business at TCU has ranked in the top six in the nation by recent graduating students surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek for the annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking. For 2013, TCU moved up to No. 5 in the Student Survey, behind Notre Dame (1), Cornell (2), Virginia (3) and Richmond (4), and ahead of all other Texas undergraduate business schools: SMU (9), UT-Austin (11), Texas A&M (23), UTD (37), Baylor (60) and Houston (105). The Neeley School also ranked tops in Texas in Academic Quality, tying with UT-Austin at No. 35, the two highest ranked Texas schools in that category.

“Our continued success in the eyes of our students is particularly noteworthy since only four business schools in the country ranked ahead of us,” George Low, associate dean of undergraduate programs at Neeley, said. “Our distinguished faculty and staff deserve all the credit for this impressive accomplishment.”

Neeley garnered A+ in Job Placement, A+ in Teaching Quality and A+ in Facilities and Services. Overall, Neeley ranked No. 28 out of 145 U.S. schools ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek. The rankings are based on surveys of 85,000 senior business students and 519 employers, and a calculation based on SAT scores, internships, class size, student-teacher ratios, number of hours of classwork and average starting salary of recent graduates.

Comments from Neeley students on the survey include:

  • “The education and experiences that you can have are so well rounded that you almost have to give an effort not to develop. The personal traits, amazing connections and superb education have combined to help me to discover my destiny as well as become confident in my university and myself.”
  • “The wide range of programs and resources that the Neeley School offers give every Neeley student a great basis to be successful in the business world and grow specific strengths.”
  • “The classes are small so there is more one-on-one time with teachers. Also, the teachers are outstanding and very helpful.”
  • “Our school is highly recruited and I have been interviewing against students from most of the top-tier schools. TCU has given me the help and attention I needed to be successful.”

“I am so proud of our faculty and staff who are committed to providing top-tier learning experiences for our students and supporting their professional development both inside and outside the classroom,” O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU, said.

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Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU