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PATHS TO PROFESSIONS SEPTEMBER 13, 2010

The Top 25 Recruiter Picks


By STAFF

Editor's Note: This page has been updated since first publication.

Below are the Top 25 schools whose graduates were the top-rated by recruiters.

Under each school you'll see any individual majors


News Hub: State
Schools Top where companies also ranked the school, along with
Recruiter Rankings other general information about the school's
3:08
location, application deadlines and student body.
Jennifer Merritt discusses a
new Wall Street Journal Click on each school name to go to the university's
survey, w hich reveals recruiters are shifting their website.
attention aw ay from elite private schools to focus
instead on state universities.
Where possible, we've pulled school-related data
on number of students, tuition, application
Paths to Professions deadline, undergraduate enrollment and
The Next 20 Recruiter Picks admissions contact information directly from each
See a sortable chart of the institution's website.
industries and the number of
companies in each that
answered the survey. In some cases, data was collected via school
profiles on collegeboard.com. Logos were
Rankings by Major: These
schools produced the best requested from the schools.
graduates in each major.
See the complete Paths to Professions report.

1. Pennsylvania State University

Penn State, with its main campus located in University Park, Pa., has
undergraduates enrolled in more than 160 different majors. It has 20
undergraduate campuses, 10 of which offer University-owned housing. The school
is 54% male and 46% female, representing 50 states and 131 countries. The
average student/faculty ratio is 17:1.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 30


How majors match up
T uition (2010-2011): In-state $15,250; Out-of-
Accouting (5)
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Accouting (5)
state $27,114
Business/Economics (11)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 38,630
Computer Science (7) Admissions Phone: 814-865-5471
Engineering (9) Admissions Email: admissions@psu.edu
Finance (6)
MIS (2)

2. Texas A&M University

This Texas school's main campus is in College Station, about 100 miles northwest
of Houston and 100 miles northeast of Austin. The school has 10 individual
colleges and boasts more than 800 student organizations ranging from athletics
and recreation to professional and community service.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Jan. 15; Dec. 1 (priority)


How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $8,387; Out-of-
Finance (5) state $22,817
Engineering (16) Undergraduate Enrollment: 38,810
Business/Economics (24) Admissions Phone: 979-845-3741
Admissions Email: admissions@tamu.edu

3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, centrally located between Chicago,


Indianapolis and St. Louis, has more than 150 majors and 1,000 student
organizations. Students come from all 50 states and 118 countries. The school is
54% male and 46% female.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Jan. 2


T uition (2010-2011): In-state $13,658-$18,386;
How majors match up
Out-of-state $27,800-$32,528
Accounting (3)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 31,209
Engineering (4)
Admissions Phone: 217-333-0302
Computer Science (9)
Admissions Email:
Business/Economics (10)
ugradadmissions@uiuc.edu

4. Purdue University

More than half of this Indiana university's students are from the state (62%) with
38% coming from elsewhere. Its West Lafayette campus offers more than 200
majors for undergraduates along with 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more
than 850 student organizations.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 15, other programs March 1


How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $9,070-$10,408;
MIS (1) Out-of-state $26,622-$27,960
Engineering (2) Undergraduate Enrollment: 29,851
Computer Science (8) Admissions Phone: 765-494-1776
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admissions@purdue.edu

5. Arizona State University

Arizona State University is situated less than 15 miles from Phoenix, with four
campuses in the metro Phoenix area, including an Arizona State air field for
aviation students. The university offers 250 majors to its undergraduates -- who
are 71% in-state. There are 52% women compared to 48% men, and more than
30% of freshmen graduate in the top 10% of their high school class.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Feb.1


How majors match up
T uition (2010-2011): In-state $8,132; Out-of-
Business/Economics (19)
state $20,296
Engineering (24)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 54,277
Admissions Phone: 480-965-7788
Admissions Email: ugrading@asu.edu

6. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

This Michigan school's campus is in Ann Arbor offers more than 200
undergraduate degree programs and several thousand undergraduate research
opportunities. There are more than 150 first-year seminars, with no more than 15-
18 students each. The university boasts the most living alumni in the world: more
than 400,000.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1


How majors match up
(early); Feb. 1 (regular)
Business/Economics (1)
Finance (1) T uition (2010-2011): In-state: $11,837, Out-of-
Computer Science (3) state: $36,001
Accounting (6)
Engineering (6)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 26,208
Marketing/Adv (7)
Admissions Phone: 734-764-7433

Admissions Email: n/a

7. Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology has nine schools and two outreach campuses --
one in Savannah and the other in Metz, France. The student body is 64% male.
More than 60% of the university's students come from Georgia, with roughly 30%
coming from out-of-state; another 10% are international students.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Oct. 1 (early); Jan. 15 (regular)


How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $8,716; Out-of-
Engineering (1) state $26,926
MIS (3) Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,515
Computer Science (4) Admissions Phone: 404-894-4154
Admissions Email: admission@gatech.edu
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8. University of Maryland, College Park

This Maryland school's campus, stretching 1,250 acres, is about 10 miles from
Washington D.C. It enrolls 67% in-state students; the student body is made up of
47% women. There are 13 colleges and schools within the university, which offers
127 undergraduate majors.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (priority); Jan. 20 (regular)


How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $8,415.44; Out-
Engineering (3) of-state $24,830.44
Accounting (7) Undergraduate Enrollment: 26,542
Computer Science (10) Admissions Phone: 301-314-8385
Business/Economics (21) Admissions Email: um-
admit@uga.umd.edu

9. University of Florida

University of Florida, located in Gainesville, is home to 16 colleges and more than


150 research centers and institutes. Its freshman retention rate hits 94%, with
almost all students attending from in-state (97%). There are 60% women in the
student body. Alumni, topping 330,000, live in all 50 states and 135 countries.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1


How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $5,045; Out-of-
Finance (12) state $27,322
Business/Economics (23) Undergraduate Enrollment: 36,386
Admissions Phone: 352-392-1365
Admissions Email: n/a

10. Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon, located in Pittsburgh, Penn., sits on 143 acres in its urban
campus. The university boasts a student/faculty ratio of 10:1. It consists of seven
schools and colleges with just 17% of students coming from in-state. The school's
motto "My heart is in the work," comes straight from Andrew Carnegie.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (Early I); Dec. 1 (Early II); Jan. 1
How majors match up (Regular)
Computer Science (1) T uition (2010-2011): $42,136
Finance (4) Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,023
Business/Economics (7) Admissions Phone: 412-268-2082
Engineering (21) Admissions Email:
undergraduate-
admissions@andrew.cmu.edu

11. Brigham Young University

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This Utah school's campus is situated in Provo, about 50 miles south of Salt Lake
City. The most popular majors are exercise science, management and psychology.
Students come from 110 countries and are almost evenly split between male and
female. Almost one-quarter of students are married.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Dec. 1 (Priority); Feb. 1 (Final)


T uition (2010-2011): Latter Day Saints $4,420;
How majors match up
Non-Latter Day Saints $8,840
Accounting (1)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 30,745
Admissions Phone: 801-422-2507
Admissions Email: admissions@byu.edu

12. Ohio State University

Ohio State, located in Columbus, was founded in 1870 as a land-grant university.


It's the second-largest university campus in the United States, offering 14 colleges,
175 undergraduate majors and about 12,000 courses. Almost 80% of first-year
classes have fewer than 40 students. The campus stretches across 1,700 acres and
457 buildings.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Feb.1


How majors match up
*Tuition (2009-2010): In-state $8,706; Out-of-
Business/Economics (2)
state $22,278
Accounting (10)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 41,348
Engineering (13) Admissions Phone: 614-292-3980
Admissions Email: askabuckeye@osu.edu

13. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

This school offers nine colleges and 65 bachelor's degree programs. The main
campus includes more than 125 buildings and 2,600 acres, which includes an
airport. There's an average of 16 students to every faculty member.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (Early); Jan. 15 (Regular)


T uition (2010-2011): In-state $9,458; Out-of-state $23,217
How majors match up Undergraduate Enrollment: 23,558
Engineering (5) Admissions Phone: 540-231-6267
Computer Science (5) Admissions Email: vtadmiss@vt.edu

14. Cornell University

This Ivy League school is located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York,
about 225 miles to New Y ork City. There are more than 500 student organizations,
with attendees coming from all 50 states and more than 100 nations.
Undergraduates pursue studies in more than 80 academic programs in the
university's seven undergraduate colleges.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1


How majors match up
(Early); Jan. 3 (Regular)
Engineering (7)
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Engineering (7)
T uition (2010-2011): $39,450
Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,931
Admissions Phone: 607-255-5241
Admissions Email: admissions@cornell.edu

15. University of California - Berkeley

This Northern California school's Berkeley campus is just 15 miles from San
Francisco. Almost three-quarters of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30
students. There are 14 colleges and schools with 130 academic departments and
more than 80 interdisciplinary research units.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 30


How majors match up
T uition (2010-2011): In-state $12,462; Out-of-
Computer Science (2)
state $35,341
Marketing/Adv (3)
Finance (3) Undergraduate Enrollment: 25,530
Business/Economics (6)
Accounting (8) Admissions Phone: 510-642-3175
Engineering (12)
Admissions Email:
ouars@uclink4.berkeley.edu

16. University of Wisconsin, Madison

This Wisconsin school's campus in Madison sits on almost 1,000 acres. The
university also has an arboretum and experimental farms. About 65% of students
are Wisconsin residents, 24% out-of-state and 11% come from Minnesota; the
school offers discounted tuition to Minnesotans.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (First Notification Period); Feb. 1


How majors match up (Second Notification Period)
Accounting (2) T uition (2010-2011): In-state $9,050;
Marketing/Adv (5) Minnesota resident: $10,820 Out-of-state $24,300
Finance (8) Undergraduate Enrollment: 30,343
Engineering (20) Admissions Phone: 608-262-3961
Admissions Email:
onwisconsin@admissions.wisc.edu

17. University of California, Los Angeles

This California school is situated in Westwood Village in Los Angeles, about five
miles from the Pacific Ocean. There are 174 buildings on 419 acres. It has 12
professional schools with 118 undergraduate degree programs. There are more
than 4,000 teaching faculty.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 30


T uition (2010-2011): In-state $10,781; Out-of-
How majors match up
state $33,660
Finance (7)
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Finance (7)
Undergraduate Enrollment: 26,687
Accounting (9)
Admissions Phone: 310-825-3101
Business/Economics (17)
Admissions Email: ugadm@saonet.ucla.edu
Engineering (19)

18. Texas Tech

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock in the South Plains of West Texas. It boasts
students from every county in Texas -- about 95% of students are in-state. The
school offers 150 undergraduate degree programs within 11 academic colleges.
The school, founded in 1923, is in the Big 12 conference.

Engineering (25)

Upcoming Application Deadline: May 1

Tuition (2010-2011): In-state $8,260; Out-of-state $17,560

Undergraduate Enrollment: 24,236

Admissions Phone: 806-742-1480

Admissions Email: admissions@ttu.edu

19 (tie). North Carolina State University, Raleigh

North Carolina State, an NCAA Division I university, has 10 undergraduate


colleges serving students from all North Carolina counties. The majority of
students -- 91% -- comes from in-state, and just more than half --56% -- are male.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Oct. 15 (Early Action 1); Nov. 1 (Early


Action 2); Feb. 1 (Regular)
How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $5,829; Out-of-
Engineering (15) state $18,314
Undergraduate Enrollment: 25,255
Admissions Phone: 919-515-2434
Admissions Email: undergrad—admissions@ncsu.edu

19 (tie). University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded this school, located in Charlottesville, in 1819. It offers


more than 60 majors in six undergraduate schools. Almost three-quarters are
Virginian, with 54% women and 46% men. The university offers more than 480
public service and outreach programs.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Jan. 1


How majors match up T uition (2010-2011): In-state $10,836; Out-of-
Business/Economics (9) state $33,782
Undergraduate Enrollment: 17,981
Admissions Phone: 434-982-3200
Admissions Email: undergradadmission@virginia.edu
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21. Rutgers University, New Brunswick

This New Jersey school's main campus is in New Brunswick, about 35 miles from
New Y ork City. There are 27 schools and colleges offering more than 100 major
undergraduate programs. Almost all -- 96% -- students are in-state, with 45% of
the student body comprised of women.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (Early); Dec. 1 (Regular)


How majors match up
T uition (2010-2011): In-state $12,560; Out-of-
Business/Economics (3)
state $24,316

Undergraduate Enrollment: 29,095

Admissions Phone: 732-932-4636

Admissions Email: admissions@ugadm.rutgers.edu

22. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, founded in 1842, is an independent, national Catholic university


adjacent to South Bend, Ind. and 90 miles east of Chicago. It stretches across
1,250 acres containing two lakes with 138 buildings in its four colleges and six
major research institutes. The school also offers more than 40 centers and special
programs. Just 7% of students come from Indiana.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (Early); Dec. 31 (Regular)

Tuition (2010-2011): $39,919

Undergraduate Enrollment: 8,372

Admissions Phone: 574-631-7505

Admissions Email: admissions@nd.edu

23. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This Massachusetts school's main campus is in Cambridge, extending 168 acres,


some of which across the Charles River Basin. The school accepted 10.7% of
applicants in 2009, with just 10% in-state.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Nov. 1 (Early); Jan. 1 (Regular)


T uition (2010-2011): $39,212
How majors match up Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,232
Engineering (8) Admissions Phone: 617-253-3400
Computer Science (6) Admissions Email: admissions@mit.edu

24. University of Southern California

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This California school's campus is in University Park, the heart of Los Angeles'
downtown arts and education corridor. A little more than half of the students are
Californians, and the school enrolls more international students than any other
U.S. university. Out of almost 36,000 applicants, 24% were admitted. The student
body is made up of 53% women.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Oct. 15 (Part 1); Dec. 1 (Scholarship Consideration); Jan. 10
(Regular)
Tuition (2010-2011): $41,172
Undergraduate Enrollment: 16,751
Admissions Phone: 213-740-1111
Admissions Email: admitusc@usc.edu

25. (tie) Washington State University

Four campuses with 12 colleges make up this Washington school, which is across
the state -- or about 300 miles -- east of Seattle. There are four campuses with 12
colleges offering more than 200 fields of study and more than 100 majors. The
student/faculty ratio is 15:1.

Upcoming Application Deadline: Jan. 31 (Priority)


Tuition (2010-2011): In-state $9,488; Out-of-state $20,530
Undergraduate Enrollment: 21,726
Admissions Phone: 509-335-5586
Admissions Email: admiss2@wsu.ed

25. (tie) University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Set in the town of Chapel Hill, this flagship state university has a diverse student
body and offers 77 majors for undergraduates. Nearly 80% of the school's freshman
are typically in the top 10% of their high school class.
Upcoming Application Deadline:
Tuition (2010-2011): In-state ; Out-of-state
Undergraduate Enrollment: 17,981
Admissions Phone: 919-966-3621
Admissions Email: unchelp@admissions.unc.edu

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