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What do you get when you ask 86,000 graduating business students and 749 employers which undergraduate program is the best in the nation?

The Neeley School of Business at TCU ranks:

  • 28 overall out of 142 schools
  • 22 for Academic Quality, the only Texas school in the top 30
  • 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)
  • straight A-pluses in Job Placement, Teaching Quality, and Facilities/Services

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. The rankings are based primarily on surveys of senior business students and 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:

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“I’m particularly pleased to see that our seniors continue to believe in the education they get at Neeley and are proud of their TCU degree as demonstrated by the sixth-place ranking on student satisfaction,” said Dr. Bill Moncrief, Senior Associate Dean for undergraduate programs. 

What students said about the Neeley School of Business at TCU:

“We have a lot of speakers, events, seminars and workshops to improve skills beyond the classroom i.e. networking, interviewing, resume writing, etc.”

“It’s personal. People truly care and you’re not a number. The education and experiences that you can have are so well rounded that you almost have to give an effort not to develop.”

“Classrooms are small; students have every opportunity to learn. Many classes don't use multiply choice tests, which I see as a plus because in business there isn’t always just one answer.”

“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.”

2012 go frogs