Earlier this week, Bloomberg Businessweek released its 2014 undergraduate business school rankings. And, for the fifth straight year, Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business claimed the top spot in Businessweek’s rankings. In fact, the top three spots are unchanged since last year, with U. of Virginia and Cornell taking the second and third spots behind Notre Dame, respectively.
Without further ado, here are Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 25 undergraduate business schools in the United States. Each school’s 2013 (last year) ranking follows in brackets:
1. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) 
2. University of Virginia (McIntire) 
3. Cornell University (Dyson) 
4. Boston College (Carroll) 
5. Washington University, St. Louis (Olin) 
6. University of Texas, Austin (McCombs) 
7. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 
8. Indiana University (Kelley) 
9. Emory University (Goizueta) 
10. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) 
11. Wake Forest University 
12. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ross) 
13. Brigham Young University (Marriott) 
14. New York University (Stern) 
15. University of California, Berkeley (Haas) 
16. University of Richmond (Robins) 
17. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 
18. Georgetown University (McDonough) 
19. Northeastern University (D’Amore-McKim) 
20. Bentley University 
21. Southern Methodist University (Cox) 
22. The College of William & Mary (Mason) 
23. Miami University (Farmer) 
24. Villanova University 
25. Boston University 
What changed? Not too much in the top ten, actually. While the individual schools in the top ten bounced around a bit, only Ross (#8 last year) fell out of the top ten in 2014, with Kelley (#13 last year) taking over the 8th spot.
It is interesting to note how these rankings don’t strongly correlate with Businessweek’s (or U.S. News’s) MBA rankings; only Wharton is in the top ten of both Businessweek’s undergraduate and graduate business school rankings. Of course, one can’t ignore the fact that many universities with top-ranked MBA programs actually don’t offer undergraduate business programs. In an article that accompanied the new rankings, Businessweek hinted that this might change as more universities move to meet the growing demand for undergraduate business education.
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