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Re: BW rankings

lindz0722lindz0722 Registered User Posts: 698 Member
So I was looking at the business week rankings..... Smith at #35, not too shabby. And I just thought I'd comment on a few things:

-I don't know where they got the number 41 for the number of female students in the entering class. I mean, I know at least 50 girls in my class alone, and I defintely don't know all the people graduating in 2008. Likewise, there are certainly more than 8 African-American students. I think these might be MBA numbers?? Although since they are the undergrad rankings, that seems strange.

-Someone was asking before about % of freshmen who apply that get into the business program. It says 24%.

-The core classes having 120 students thing doesn't include discussion sections, which are usually around 30 students once a week.

-There is no Delta Sigma Pi chapter, however we have a VERY active Phi Chi Theta chapter, as well as a newly forming Kappa Alpha Psi chapter.

-Business students are NOT grouped together in housing, I have no idea why it says this. The exception would be in the business scholars program.

-And I can't really comment on the 'student comments' section, because they are opinions, and anyone on this forum has already heard mine :)



Just my feedback on the stuff I read.
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Replies to: Re: BW rankings

  • lindz0722lindz0722 Registered User Posts: 698 Member
    Alright, I will comment on one.

    "I regret my choice to attend this university. I wasn't able to add an accounting major to my finance major when my peers were able to do so. In addition, I was denied access to an entrepeneurship program. As a senior, I am all but denied access to my desired investment banking field. [Those companies] don't even bother recruiting here."

    ......There are many reasons why a student would be denied the opportunity to double-major. One might be that his/her grades aren't high enough. Or, he/she has too many core classes left to complete and wouldn't logically be able to finish all the requirements in a decent period of time.
    Also, "denied access to an entrepeneurship program" actually means "was not accepted to" said program. The program I'm pretty sure he/she is referencing is the Hinman CEOs program (a great opportunity) which, unfortunately, cannot accept everyone who applies. It wouldn't be a good, selective program if it did.
    Finally, I know nothing about investment banking or bankers and can't say anything about that.

    I'm sorry that this student wasn't accepted to certain programs he/she would have liked to participate in, but I would think that's through no fault of the school.
  • CheapseatsCheapseats Registered User Posts: 932 Member
    yeah, that just might be some bitter person but i don't know why he would be all upset if he is still getting a job that is making 80,000 a year. I mI like the rankings for the data. Our SAT scores are among the highest in the nation for undergrad businesss programs. Also we have good resourses but it does say the student teacher ratio is bad and the quality of the teachers aren't that great. The job placement seems to be a problem too.

    I think the student opinions used to get the rankings can be a problem because you got different people ranking different schools. There is no saying whether the kids at Ross just have higher expectations of their faciliteies that should be at their school than a place like PSU so they may give a lower ranking for facilities even though tthey may be better than a place like PSU.

    Thanks for pointing out some of the mistakes. I don't know how that they can make these mistakes because all they have to do is ask any student and they will point out all these mistakes.
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