Loyola University Maryland's Sellinger School of Business and Management ranks No. 53 in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek's "Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013," up nine spots from last year. Loyola is the only Maryland school on this year's list.
The Sellinger School is also ranked No. 35 for academic quality, receiving an "A" for teaching quality and an "A+" for facilities and services, and its graduates boast a median starting salary of $47,000. Businessweek generates the rankings based on data from surveys of students and employers.
"Recognition in Businessweek is especially meaningful because it's based largely and directly on what students say about the value of their educational experience at Loyola," said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School.
Recently, both the accounting and finance programs within the Sellinger School's MBA program were ranked in the top 30 nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
In all, 145 undergraduate business programs participated in Businessweek's ranking this year, three more than last year. In total, 27,561 students and 218 employers responded to the surveys this year. Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row.
The full list of ranked schools is available here.