Top 25 Recruiters Picks
Below are the Top 25 schools whose graduates were the top-rated by recruiters according to a recent report published by the Wall Street Journal.
- Pennsylvania State University
Also referred to as Penn State, its offers undergraduate majors in over 165 fields of study and academic disciplines. In addition to its main campus the universith as 20 conveniently located branch and satellite campuses–of which about half offer student housing. With students from all 50 states adn over 130 foreigh countries, Penn State has a very diverse student body. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1–quite low for such a large institution.
- Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University based in College Station, Texas, includes more than 10 A&M campuses throughout the great state of Texas. Texas A&M has a strong academic offering and provides over 800 organizations and clubs that students can get involved in. It also has a strong athletics program and offers various recreation and service opportunities.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in the heart of Illinois, in between the cities of St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis. The university offers bachelor's degree in over 150 academic fields and students can join any one of over 1000 student clubs and organizations. With students from across the United States and nearly 120 foreign countries, the university has a diverse student body. The male to female student ratio is nearly 1:1.
- Purdue University
While Purdue attracks students from across the United States and internationally, over 50% of its students come from the state of Indiana. Its main campus in West Lafayette offers students major in over 200 fields, disciplines and concentrations, over 800 student organizations and a large selection of intercollegiate and intramural sports.
- Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) has one main campus and four branch campuses all located within the Greater Phoenix metro area. ASU's main campus in downtown Phoenix offers the largest selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the universities professional majors, such as public administration and psychology. The other campuses (West campus, Polytechnic campus and Tempe campus) offers various technology, liberal arts, and research-based programs.
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan–Ann Arbor is one of the few major universities to offer undergraduate research opportunities. It total, the university offers bachelor degrees in almost 200 fields of study and over 2000 research opportunities for undergraduate students. The University of Michigan has a strong and very large (over 400,000) alumni network.
- Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is comprise of 9 academic schools and colleges that together offer a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The male to female ratio at Georgia Tech is roughly 3:2 and well over half of the school's students are residents of Georgia. About ten percent of the school's students come from other countries.
- University of Maryland, College Park
Just a stone's throw away from Washington D.C., the University of Maryland–College Park is situated on an expansive (and very beautiful) 1,200-acre campus. The university includes 13 academic schools and colleges that together offer undergraduate degrees in over 120 fields and concentrations. Most of the university's students come from in state but its also has many international students.
- University of Florida
The University of Florida is a higher education institution located in the city of Gainesville, Florida. It is made up of 16 academic colleges and schools and sponsors over 150 independent research institutes. Almost all undergraduate students are instate residents and the male to female student ratio is 3:2. The university has a large alumni network that reaches throughout the world.
- Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Melon University, more often referred to as Carnegie Melon, is located on a 140-acre campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, students can look forward to ample one-on-one time with their instructors and other faculty. The university is made up of seven academic schools and colleges and over 80% student come from out of state.
- Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University is located in Provo, Utah, in the heart of Utah Valley. The university offers a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and notwithstanding the institution's predominantly LDS population the student body is very diverse. While many students come from Utah and surrounding states (California, Idaho, Arizona, etc.) the university is home to students from many other state and over 110 foreign countries. Almost half of the students a BYU speak a foreign language.
- Ohio State University
Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University is one of the few land-grant universities in the United States. With over 1,700 acres and nearly 460 buildings the university has one of the largest campuses of any higher education institution in the nation. Ohio State offers undergraduate degrees in over 160 fields of study and academic disciplines, and roughly 11,900 individual courses.
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute offers bachelor's degrees in over 65 fields of study and academic disciplines. Based on campus size, Virginia Polytechnic is one of largest higher education institutions in the United States. Its campus is roughly 2,570 acres, is home to over 130 buildings and has its own airport. The student to faculty ratio at Virginia Polytechnic is 16:1.
- Cornell University
Located in the city Ithaca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York resides Cornell University a prestigious private Ivy League school. With students from all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries, Cornell has one of the most diverse student bodies of any higher education institution in the United States. Cornell offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Bachelor's degrees are offered in over 80 fields of study and concentration.
- University of California - Berkeley
Located just north of San Francisco in Northern California's Bay Area is located the University of California–Berkeley. Through is 14 academic schools and college Berkeley offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in over 100 fields of study. University of Berkeley is one of the top universities in the state of California.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as its name suggests, is located in Madison, Wisconsin, on a 1000-acre campus. It has one of the few college campuses that are home to experimental farms and it has a beautiful arboretum with hundreds of trees. Just over 60% of the university's students come from Wisconsin. It offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in over 100 fields of study.
- University of California, Los Angeles
The University of California–Los Angeles (UCLA) is located near the Pacific Coast on a 400 plus acre campus which is home to over 115 academic and administrative buildings and facilities. The university offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With nearly 28,000 students and thousands of faculty, the UCLA is one of the largest universities in the nation.
- Texas Tech
Located in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech (officially Texas Technical University) is a four-year higher education institution that offers over 150 bachelor's degrees and undergraduate programs through its 11 academic colleges. With over a 1,800 acres, its campus is the second largest in the United States. About 95% of the school's students come from Texas. The university also offers a large selection of master's and doctoral degrees.
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh
More commonly referred to as North Carolina State, this four-year university is comprised of 10 academic schools and college that together offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 100 fields of study and academic disciplines. The studybody is roughly 50% male and 50% female and over 90% of students come from North Carolina.
- University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is one of the few higher education institutions in the United States that was established by one of our nation's founding fathers (Thomas Jefferson). Founded in 1819, it is also one of the oldest universities in the United States. In addition to an extensive selection of academic programs this institution also offers over 480 outreach programs for the public.
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Rutgers University–New Brunswick located just 30 miles from New York City is one of New Jersey's premier higher education institutions. It is comprised of 27 academic colleges and schools that together offers undergraduate degrees in over 100 fields of study and concentrations. The male to female ratio at Rutgers is roughly 1:1 and nearly all students are New Jersey residents.
- University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic school that was founded in 1842. Notwithstanding its affiliation with the Catholic Church, its accepts and welcomes students from diverse faiths and backgrounds. At 1,240 acres and with nearly 140 buildings, its campus is one of the largest in the United States. Roughly 10% of the school's student body are in-state residents.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT is one of the nation's (worlds) premier institutions of technology. Its faculty include 77 Nobel laureates, 45 Rhodes Scholards, 38 MacArthur Fellows and 52 National Medal of Science Recipients. MIT is consistenly ranked among the top 10 universities in the United States and its unquestionably one of the top technology schools in the world.
- University of Southern California
The University of Southern California is located in the University Park neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. About 50% of the student body is in-state residents and the remaining is made up of students from across the United States and abroad. The school currently enrolls more international students than any other university. The male to female ratio is just aout 1:1 and the university has an acceptance rate of roughly 24%.
- Washington State University
Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university that includes 12 academic colleges and four campuses which together offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 200 fields of study and academic disciplines. With just 15 students to every faculty member, WSU student can expect to get plenty of one-on-one attention and face time with their professors.
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