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September 29, 2023

Let’s Exchange Heated Words About: The Top 30 Accounting Undergrad Programs

This is the closest we'll get to a BCS ranking of accounting programs. 

Accounting Degree Review mashed together the lists of US News, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Public Accounting Report to come up with their own 30 Best Accounting Schools for Undergrads. I suppose we'll have to live with this until a playoff system is developed.

Regardless, it's a pretty unremarkable list — aside from an inexplicable appearance by Arizona State — and I honestly don't know if it's the slightest bit reputable but the Winston-Salem Journal ran a story about Wake Forest's 8th place ranking, so that's something.

Here's the rundown:

1. BYU
2. Illinois
3. Notre Dame
4. Texas (McCombs)
5. Indiana (Kelley)
6. Pennsylvania (Wharton)
7. Southern California (Marshall)
8. Wake Forest
9. Washington (Foster)
10. Georgia (Terry)
11. Texas A&M
12. Virginia (McIntire)
13. Michigan State
14. NYU
15. Bentley
16. Arizona State
17. Wisconsin-Madison
18. Penn State
19. Ohio State
20. Florida (Warrington)
21. Michigan (Ross)
22. California (Haas)
23. Cornell
24. North Carolina (Kenan-Flager)
25. SMU
26. Missouri (Trulaske)
27. Boston College
28. Miami (Ohio)
29. Nothern Illinois
30. Tennessee

I'm a little surprised that SMU didn't buy its way into a higher spot, but I suppose anything better than 25 would attract too much attention.

If you see anything else interesting in this ranking, discuss it below.


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