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2020 Poets & Quants Undergraduate B-School Ranking

2020 Poets & Quants Undergraduate Ranking

Villanova, Pa. January 12, 2021 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program has placed #13 in the annual Poets&Quants for Undergrads ranking. VSB performed exceptionally well on the results of the academic experience rank, achieving the #12 spot in that portion of the ranking.

Now in its fifth year, the Poets&Quants for Undergrads ranking measures admission statistics, elements of the student experience, and employment outcomes. There were 93 schools included in the ranking this year, and inclusion was on an invitation-only basis. The methodology is based on average SAT scores and acceptance rates for the most recent incoming class of students, total starting compensation and full-time employment percentages for the graduating Class of 2020, and answers by alumni of the Class of 2018 to questions about their undergraduate experience. 

“Our undergraduate program maintains a high standard of educational quality and we are pleased with the results,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. “VSB is ranked among some excellent business schools, and our strong performance provides external validation of an exceptional experience for our students. VSB faculty and staff provide a rigorous, applied curriculum and exceptional student services to ensure our students graduate prepared to become business leaders for a better world.”

Poets&Quants is an online news outlet covering business education. Prospective students, business school professionals, and others interested in business education trends and practices comprise their readership.

To read more about this ranking, please visit the Poets&Quants for Undergrads website. 

About VSB: The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #3, and its online MBA program is ranked #9 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit