Rankings & Recognitions
Saunders College of Business and the Rochester Institute of Technology regularly receive top rankings for several determinants of student success. See Saunders College rankings and recognition below from the likes of The Princeton Review, US News & World Report, USA Today College Factual, Bloomberg Businessweek, Poets & Quants, TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times, Eduniversal, CEO Magazine, OnlineMBAPage.com, Online MBA Rankings, Affordable Colleges Online, topmanagementdegrees.com, and Value Colleges. Plus additional rankings and recognitions for Rochester Institute of Technology.
Placing in the top 10 for the third year in a row, Saunders ranked #8 in the top 25 online MBA programs in a Princeton Review list that was the first to base rankings on both school and student opinion data. Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
Best Business Schools
Saunders College of Business is an outstanding graduate business school, according to the Princeton Review. The company has included the college in its 2017 edition of "The Best Business Schools." Learn more about our graduate business programs.
Additional Princeton Review Rankings for Rochester Institute of Technology
Listed in 2018 Princeton Review's "Best Regional Colleges" (northeast).
RIT is included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition (seven consecutive years).
Ranked #7 nationally for Career Services in 2012.
RIT is ranked among the Top 25 "Most Connected Campuses" for its computing and information technology resources.
Please visit RIT Rankings and Recognition, for more Rochester Institute of Technology ranking information.
Best Undergraduate Business Programs, 2019
Saunders College of Business is #1 in Western NY, ranking #62 nationally for undergraduate business programs in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, moving up two places from last year. These ranking are based on graduation and retention rates, as well as peer assessment and faculty resources.
Best Graduate Schools, 2019
Saunders College of Business at RIT moves up 18 spots to #73 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 edition of Best Graduate School Rankings among graduate business schools in America. Learn more about our Graduate Programs.
Saunders Part-Time MBA was also ranked among the best part-time business programs. Learn more about our Part-time MBA program.
Best Online Graduate MBA Programs, 2018
Saunders College ranks #36 among 282 business programs. Several factors are evaluated by US News “to rank the best online business degree programs, including reputation, faculty credentials and graduation rates.” Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
2015 Best Online MBA Degree for Veterans
Saunders College tied at #25 for best online MBA program for veterans, notably for its executive focus, personal engagement, applied learning, leadership development, and global perspective. Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
Additional 2017 U.S. News & World Report Rankings for Rochester Institute of Technology
Ranked #97 in the 2018 “National Universities” category, representing the second time RIT was recognized under its new classification as a 'doctoral university' due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D. graduates.
In the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, RIT ranked #41.
RIT ranked #69 among “Best Colleges for Veterans.” U.S. News aims to provide military veterans and active duty service members with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits that can help make a college education affordable.
Please visit RIT Rankings and Recognition, for more Rochester Institute of Technology ranking information.
After three years in a row ranked #10, the Management Information Systems (MIS) program at Saunders College ranks #6 nationally by College Factual, the previous data provider chosen for the USA Today College Guide 2018.
This ranking is further supported by RIT's strength in technology, as demonstrated by the high rankings of RIT programs in Computer Software & Applications and Computer and Information Sciences, nationally ranked #1 and #3 respectively. Also, Saunders International Business major ranked #61 nationally.
Best U.S. Business Schools 2017
Saunders College ranks #79 on Bloomberg Businessweek's list of best U.S. business schools with full-time MBA programs. Learn more about our MBA program.
Best Undergraduate Business Schools by Specialty 2013
Taught by the same faculty that teach MBA and other graduate programs, Saunders College undergraduate programs rank among the best in the nation!
- #14 Management Information Systems
- #21 Entrepreneurship
- #26 Marketing
- #32 Corporate Strategy
- #52 International Business
Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2014
In addition to its undergraduate specialty rankings, Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Saunders College #91 in the nation among all undergraduate business programs. Learn more about our undergraduate business programs.
Saunders College of Business ranked 13th in the list of 25 online MBA programs by Poets & Quants. Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2017
Poets & Quants has ranked Saunders College of Business among the nation's top 100 business schools coming in at #96. Learn more about our MBA program.
Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2017
Saunders College of Business ranks #61 among Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs, highlighted by its rating as #16 in employment.
2018 Top Graduate Schools and Programs
The TFE Times 2018 ranked Saunders College of Business in seven categories for top graduate schools and programs in North America. Learn more about our nationally ranked programs:
- #48 Best Masters of Accounting Programs
- #23 Best Masters of Finance Programs
- #29 Best Masters of Financial Engineering Programs
- #15 Best Masters of Management Programs
- #94 Best MBA Program Rankings
The Eduniveral Best Masters Ranking offers a detailed assessment of Masters and MBA programs globally. Designed to help prospective students discover the best options for their graduate studies, Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings assesses individual master courses worldwide, in which Saunders College ranked among various categories.
- #20 in Best Masters in Innovation and Project Management, with our MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures program
- #25 in Best Masters in General Management, with our MS in Management program
- #29 in Best Masters in Accounting, with our MS in Accounting program
- #33 in Best Masters in Corporate Finance, with our MS in Finance program
- #38 in Best MBA, Full Time, with our full-time Masters of Business Administration program
- #39 in Best Executive MBA, with our EMBA program
View a summary of Saunders College 2018 Eduniversal Rankings.
CEO Magazine has released its 2018 Global MBA Rankings, in which Saunders College of Business MBA programs have ranked back-to-back years as a Tier One MBA program. The Online Executive MBA program ranks #27 globally, while the Executive MBA program places #47. The CEO Magazine Global MBA rankings examine the nuts and bolts of an MBA to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI. CEO Magazine says of their rankings, "Using a ranking system entirely geared and weighted to fact-based criteria, CEO Magazine aims to cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review.” Learn more about our Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs.
Saunders College of Business at RIT is ranked #7 among private schools, and #8 on the east coast in the 2015/16 Online MBA Rankings published by Online MBA Report. The ranking reflects the Online Executive MBA program which was ranked #31 overall among their top 50 ranking. Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
Saunders College of Business at RIT ranked #26 in Top 30 The Best Online MBA Degree Programs for 2015-2016, having "distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV score, that compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score." Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
Saunders College of Business at RIT ranked "#1 in Top 10 Masters in Management Programs in New York- 2017," "#6 in Top 25 Undergraduate Business Programs- 2017," and "#18 in Top 25 MBA Programs in New York- 2017," factoring in data such as affordability, accreditation, and average salary, and prestige.
Saunders College of Business at RIT ranked "#29 in Top 50 Best Value Online MBA Programs - 2015", being described as "only for students who want to be challenged to achieve greatness". Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.
Don’t just take our word for it. RIT's reputation as one of the world’s top universities has been acknowledged by many leading college guides, industry, and internationally respected publications. And among private universities, RIT graduates the second highest number of STEM undergraduate students in the U.S.
Saunders College is located at the hub of RIT, granting access to the resources of a large technical University and courses at any of the nine colleges on campus. With students from all disciplines sitting next to you in your business courses, it allows for a truly dynamic culture where diverse ideas and career-long relationships are formed and grow.
As you search for the right university, consider what others have to say about RIT. Visit RIT Rankings and Recognition for more Rochester Institute of Technology ranking information.
RIT is listed in Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Colleges.
Best Colleges Online
RIT’s student incubator, the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ranked No. 1 in the nation.
US News & World Report
RIT is now among the top 100 universities in the nation, having jumped 10 places in the "National Universities" category.
#5 in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category among master’s universities in the North
#8 in the “Best Universities – Master’s (North region)” category
- In the “Focus on Student Success” category, RIT was listed as one of only 13 colleges nationally recognized for excellence in the “Internships” listing.
Ranked #14 in the Northeast and #36 in the U.S., among the best computer science and engineering schools.
Ranked among the Top 25 "Most Connected Campuses" for its computing and information technology resources.
Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Programs
- #39 in Best Master of Business Intelligence and Strategy, with our MS in Computational Finance program through Saunders College
- #40 in Best Master in Big Data Management, with our Advanced Certificate in Big Data Analytics program through the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences
The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018
Cited for co-op program, computing, art and design, engineering, entrepreneurship, and access and support services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Great Value Colleges
RIT ranked 36th for "The Most Technologically Advanced Universities" in the world.
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
World University Rankings: Top universities in the United States, RIT ranked No. 130
Saunders college of business at RIT was recently recognized in the QS 2019 Business School Rankings for our MS programs in Management and Finance, as well as our MBA program. These rankings cover schools from dozens of countries world-wide, with more schools in more markets than any other rankings provider.
Saunders MBA program is recognized by QS Global MBA Rankings 2018, covering schools from over 40 countries making these rankings the most comprehensive of their kind.