University of San Diego School of Business Ranks 1st in California by Poets&Quants for Undergrads

The University of San Diego School of Business now ranks #1 best business school in California for undergraduates, and in the top 50 in the nation for the fourth straight year according to the latest ranking from Poets & Quants for Undergrads, a leading news site for business education

Since 2018, the school has remained in the nations’ top 50 business schools, ranking #43 this year, and the only one from San Diego out of 93 schools reviewed. Only two other universities in California made the list this year.

“The continued top ranking of our undergraduate programs is a testament to the high quality academic programs, delivered by our faculty who are thought leaders and practitioners in their respective fields,” said USD School of Business Dean Timothy Keane.  “Our students are nurtured with a holistic approach that ensures their needs inside and outside the classroom are attended to, positioning them for success once they graduate.”

The ranking is based equally on admission standards, academic experience from alumni surveys and career/employment outcomes. Out of 93 schools, the school ranked 49th in admission standards, 48th in the academic experience category, and 40th in employment outcomes.

Poets&Quants is led by former BusinessWeek Executive Editor John A. Byrne. Click here to see the complete list and its methodology. For more information on University of San Diego business programs go to

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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