2014 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Business Programs

Updated 9/10/13: The 2014 Best Colleges rankings have been released; check out the full Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings online.

Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.

To steer you in the right direction, U.S. News surveys colleges and universities each year and ranks nearly 1,400 of them in different categories according to our methodology.

Here, we offer a sneak peek of the 2014 Best Colleges rankings.

These schools -- listed alphabetically below -- offer the top 10 Best Undergraduate Business Programs. These programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and were ranked based on a peer assessment survey conducted in spring 2013.

School (name) (state)
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)
Cornell University (Dyson) (NY)
Indiana University--Bloomington (Kelley)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
New York University (Stern)
University of California--Berkeley (Haas)
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
University of Notre Dame (IN)
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
University of Texas--Austin (McCombs)
University of Virginia (McIntire)

(Note: Due to ties, there are more than 10 schools listed here.)

The actual Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings of these and other schools will be available Sept. 10, 2013, on usnews.com.

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