how can you find what colleges are good for a certain major?

<p>Let's say I want to major in international business, and I want to find out what colleges have a good international business program&school / what colleges are highly ranked for that certain major --- where would I go to get this information online? </p>

<p>Is there a website where I can just type in a certain major and there will be a list of colleges that are good for that major?</p>

<p>from US News Best Colleges</p>

<p>Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate business specialties: International Business
Ranked in 2009
1 University of South Carolina--Columbia Columbia, SC
2 New York University New York, NY
3 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
4 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
5 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
6 Georgetown University Washington, DC
7 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
8 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX
9 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
University of Washington Seattle, WA
11 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
12 Florida International University Miami, FL
University of Hawaii--Manoa Honolulu, HI
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
15 University of Missouri--St. Louis St. Louis, MO
16 George Washington University Washington, DC
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
18 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN
Northeastern University Boston, MA
20 Brigham Young University--Provo Provo, UT
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
Washington State University Pullman, WA
23 Babson College Babson Park, MA</p>

<p>Nearly every school will have economics as a major and international relations as a major, but many schools don't have an undergraduate business major through which you can take classes in business, accounting, marketing and so forth. So you will narrow your choices a lot if you focus on the availability of business classes for undergraduates and you have to decide how important that is to you. Many people just take those classes in an MBA program. Some outstanding schools in international relations/studies which I think don't have undergraduate business courses: Middlebury, Johns Hopkins, Tufts.</p>

<p>Take a look at school overseas as well: University of Bath and University of Richmond in England, and St. Andrews and Edinburgh in Scotland might be interesting. They have significant populations of American students many of whom are interested in international business, international relations or something else with 'international' in the title. Most provide interesting internship opportunities-and of course, study abroad is what they are all about.</p>

<p>What if International Business was just a hypothetical major? I don't think aizj was asking for guidance on IB schools; isn't aizj asking for guidance in finding out which schools are specialists in xyz major?</p>

<p>This to me is a difficult question to answer. When people generally post what is the best school questions, many answers fall into the category of top-ten schools in the country. Where it seems to me that most of the people who are asking the question might be looking for a lesser known school with a great department.</p>

<p>Anyway, when our family was going through the process, my daughter got some great information talking to professors. She talked to a department head at Georgetown for more than and hour and a half and came out with all kinds of insight. I also e-mailed a couple of department heads and got a response from a guy at Stanford, which I thought was great because two other schools I sent requests to were way down the prestige ranking list. Anyway, if you are interested in a certain major, you might try visiting schools and talking to professors or sending some e-mails. The guy at Stanford was amusing, too, he said that if there was any way possible that my daughter could attend Stanford, she should, but if that wasn't possible, he named a couple of other schools with good programs.</p>

<p>My high school's college counselor has this in her room...it's a valuable resource if you're willing to dish out $30 for it! Rugg's</a> Recommendations on the Colleges, 27th Edition</p>