QU vs Nova
RisingChemist is spot on when it comes to growing recognition. I am a graduate of Quinnipiac University (2009) and I can tell you that things have changed tremendously over the past several years. I graduated with a degree in finance and currently work for a top banking institution, and from what I have seen amongst my peers, a large segment of the finance majors I graduated with are currently working for bulge bracket investment banks (including front office positions) and top investment firms. This is a new trend we are seeing, as the business school administration (Dean O'Connor & co.) has done an impeccable job growing our presence on Wall Street, along with garnering the finance program's support. (Largely by private funding from business school Alumni) I am not sure what the situation is like for non-finance majors, but I know that the business school in general has been getting some good recognition of late. Aside from the business school, the University as a whole has been growing rapidly. They have added two new campuses, boosted enrollment by around 700 students (since 2005), and poured a large amount of capital into expanding the course offerings/athletic programs.
I will admit though, being a friend of several Villanova graduates I can tell you that they have a stronger network out in the business world, and the coursework can be slightly more rigorous depending on your major. But it is also important to realize that unless you are coming from an Ivy League university, top performers will be competing for the same jobs pretty much across the board (devoid connections). Whichever school you attend, just be at the top of your class and participate in several extracurricular programs along the way.