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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,, Online MBA Rankings, Affordable Colleges Online,, and Value Colleges. Plus additional rankings and recognitions for Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Princeton Review

Top 25 Online MBA Programs of 2019

Saunders ranked #8 in the top 25 online MBA programs in a Princeton Review list, earning Top 10 placements the past four years since the inception of the Princeton Review's comprehensive rankings of online MBA programs in 2015. 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 2019 edition of "Best Business Schools" and "Best Business Schools (Northeast)." Learn more about our graduate business programs.

Additional Princeton Review Rankings for Rochester Institute of Technology

Listed in The Princeton Review's 2019 Region by Region list as a "Best Northeastern" college. 

RIT is included in The Princeton Review’s 2018 Guide to Green Colleges on both the list of 399 Green Colleges (eight consecutive years) also breaking into the "Top 50 Green Colleges" at #50.

RIT is included in The Princeton Review's 2019 list of:

Please visit RIT Rankings and Recognition, for more Rochester Institute of Technology ranking information.

US News & World Report

Best Undergraduate Business Programs, 2020

Saunders College of Business is #1 in Western NY, ranking #66 nationally for undergraduate business programs in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings. These rankings are based upon assessment of business school leaders and considers the quality of the programs, faculty and facilities.

Best Online MBA Programs, 2020

Saunders College ranks #10 among the nations top online MBA programs, placing the Executive MBA program as the top ranked executive program in the nation. This recognition is a result of the right students, engaging faculty, and an Executive MBA staff committed to the best possible learning environment for our students. Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.

Best Graduate Schools, 2019

Saunders College of Business at RIT ranks #93 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.

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 2019 U.S. News & World Report Rankings for Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Ranked #102 in the 2019 “National Universities” category, representing the third time RIT was recognized under its new classification as a 'doctoral university' due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D. graduates.

  • RIT moved up 5 spots, ranking #64 in the 2019 “Best Colleges for Veterans” category. 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.

College Factual

The Management Information Systems (MIS) program at Saunders College ranks #6 nationally by College Factual in 2020the previous data provider chosen for the USA Today College Guide.

2019 College Factual MIS Ranking

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.

2019 College Factual Computer Software Ranking     2019 College Factual Computer and Information Sciences Ranking

Bloomberg Businessweek

Best U.S. Business Schools 2018

Saunders College ranks #88 on Bloomberg Businessweek's list of best U.S. business schools with full-time MBA programs. Learn more about our MBA program.

Poets & Quants

The Top Online MBA Programs of 2020

Saunders College of Business continues to climb the ranks, breaking into the Top 10 online MBA programs by Poets & Quants. In addition, the program earned a perfect score in the "Total Experience" category, and the top score in the "Career Outcomes" category. Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.

Poets & Quants The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2017

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2018
Poets & Quants has ranked Saunders College of Business among the nation's top 100 business schools moving up 11 spots, coming in at #84. Learn more about our MBA program.

Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2018


Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2018

Saunders College of Business ranks #63 among Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs.



TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times

2019 Top Graduate Schools and Programs

The TFE Times 2019 ranked Saunders College of Business in five categories for top graduate schools and programs in North America. Learn more about our nationally ranked programs:



2019 Best Masters & MBA Rankings2019 Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA 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. 

View a summary of Saunders College 2019 Eduniversal Rankings.

CEO Magazine

CEO Magazine has released its 2019 Global MBA Rankings, in which Saunders College of Business MBA programs have ranked three years in a row as a Tier One MBA program. The Online Executive MBA program ranks #20 globally, while the Executive MBA program places #33. 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

Online MBA Report (OMBAR)

The Online Executive MBA program through Saunders College of Business at RIT is ranked by Online MBA Report as:

Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.

Saunders College ranked by OMBAR

Saunders College of Business at RIT ranked #4 in the “Top 10 Most Social Media Friendly Online MBA Schools.” Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.

Online MBA Today

Saunders College of Business at RIT ranked #5 in the “Top 25 Online EMBA Programs in 2018.” Learn more about our Online Executive MBA program.



Additional Rankings for Rochester Institute of Technology

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.

Forbes Magazine

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.

Business Insider

Ranked #14 in the Northeast and #36 in the U.S., among the best computer science and engineering schools.

Princeton Review

Ranked among the Top 25 "Most Connected Campuses" for its computing and information technology resources.

Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Programs

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

QS Global MBA Rankings 2019

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.

QS World MBA Rankings