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### Elon University’s Undergraduate Business Program Ranks in Top 40 Nationwide

The rankings are sourced from Poets&Quants, a business education platform that published its survey findings on January 22.

Elon University’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business undergraduate program has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. The program holds the 40th position in the overall national rankings conducted by Poets&Quants, which undertakes a comprehensive evaluation of undergraduate business programs across both private and public institutions of varying sizes. Specifically among private colleges and universities, Elon’s program secured the 26th spot.

Dean Raghu Tadepalli of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business expressed pride in the program’s recognition within this competitive ranking, attributing it to the school’s commitment to providing quality education and fostering impactful alumni achievements post-graduation.

The rankings by Poets&Quants for Undergrads for 2024 were formulated through a survey involving thousands of alumni and data reported by schools. The assessment focuses on three key aspects: Admissions Standards, Academic Experience, and Career Outcomes. Notably, this year’s rankings incorporated information on the diversity of student bodies, including first-generation college students, underrepresented minorities, international students, and women, to calculate a diversity average—a new metric introduced in the 2023 rankings. Additionally, the 2024 rankings extended the alumni data collection period to three years.

Elon University excelled in the Academic Experience category, achieving the 17th position nationally based on alumni feedback regarding their satisfaction levels at least three years post-graduation. The survey encompassed various aspects such as alumni recommendations, the perceived value of the business degree, and the effectiveness of career advising services.

Moreover, Elon received favorable ratings in Career Outcomes, evaluating factors like internship rates pre-graduation, post-graduation employment within three months, average salary, and signing bonuses for the classes of 2022 and 2023. The rankings also factored in the percentage of students securing internships before their senior year, with Elon securing the 28th spot in this category.

In terms of Admissions Standards, the rankings took into account acceptance rates, academic achievements of alumni in high school, diversity metrics, and standardized test scores. Elon University was placed 64th in this segment.

For further details on the survey and rankings, please refer to the original source.

Poets & Quants, led by Editor-in-Chief John Byrne, is a prominent platform in the business education realm. John Byrne, the founder of C-Change Media, has a rich background having served as the executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek,, and Fast Company. With a legacy of creating the first recurring business school rankings for Businessweek in 1988, Byrne has also authored multiple business school guidebooks.