Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Business Programs 2018

Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then – if you’re lucky – choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you’ll call home for the next few years.

To steer you in the right direction, U.S. News surveys colleges and universities each year and ranks nearly 1,400 of them in different categories according to our methodology.

Here, we offer a sneak peek of the 2018 Best Colleges rankings.

These schools – listed alphabetically below – offer the top 10 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. These programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and were ranked based on peer assessment surveys conducted in spring 2016 and spring 2017.

School name (state)
Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
Cornell University (NY)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
University of California—Berkeley
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas—Austin
University of Virginia

The actual Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings of these and other schools will be available Sept. 12, 2017, on

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