Isenberg Top Public Undergraduate Business School in Northeast
May 02, 2016
Isenberg is the highest ranking public undergraduate business school in the Northeast, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 Undergraduate Business School Rankings. Climbing three places since the 2014 ranking, Isenberg now ranks 11th among public undergraduate business school programs in the United States. The new rankings clearly illustrate Isenberg’s growing national stature, with the school moving up 45 spots among private and public business schools since 2010.
“I am extremely proud of Isenberg alumni, faculty, staff and students for their many contributions to our success story. Each group plays a special role in elevating our stature,” said Isenberg Dean Mark Fuller. “Given our culture of focus, determination, and continuous improvement, I know that the Isenberg community will continue to drive our school’s achievements as we move forward together.”
Businessweek evaluates business programs using post-graduate outcomes, corporate employer ratings and student satisfaction.
Isenberg earned the highest student satisfaction score among public business schools in the Northeast. The school recently bolstered its undergraduate programming to include intimate, 18-person freshman seminars, a Dean’s Leadership seminar series, and a Sophomore Career course that focuses on career and professional development. These and other innovations are making a positive impact on both student and recruiter satisfaction. According to Businessweek, Isenberg scores 12th in “share of students who interned at the company where they work.” Isenberg also places 7th among public universities on the employer survey.
Isenberg has seen a 49 percent jump in applications over the past five years, with mean SAT scores increasing more than 90 points in the past eight years alone—an 8 percent increase since 2007. The entering class of 2015 boasted an average high school GPA just shy of 3.9.
“Not only are we attracting more students to our programs, we are admitting some of the best and brightest from Massachusetts and around the globe,” said Linda Shea, associate dean and professor. “Our successes are generating program awareness well beyond Massachusetts; Isenberg is steadily drawing more high-achieving out-of-state and international students annually.”