Penn State's Smeal College of Business again No. 1 among recruiters

March 21, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- For the second year in a row, employers surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek have ranked the Penn State Smeal College of Business as having the best undergraduate business program in the country.

To view the complete rankings, go to To see Smeal's No. 1 ranking, click on the column titled "Recruiter Survey Rank" on this website.

The magazine surveyed 257 corporate recruiters as part of its 2012 ranking of the best undergraduate business programs. The recruiters were asked to identify which schools have the best graduates, most innovative curricula, and most effective career services. The recruiter ranking also takes into account surveys from 2011 and 2010.

In addition to the recruiter survey, Businessweek's overall ranking of undergraduate business schools also takes into account a survey of senior students at the schools and information provided by the schools themselves.

Smeal's overall ranking this year rose three spots to 22nd out of the 142 programs eligible for the ranking. Among publicly supported business schools, Smeal ranks seventh in the country.

  • Business Building on Penn State's University Park campus

    Business Building, Penn State University Park campus

    IMAGE: Annemarie Mountz

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Last Updated April 25, 2012