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Best Colleges for Finance

Finance majors emerge from their undergraduate study as budding experts in areas such as stocks, bonds, wealth management, financial planning, investment banking, and venture capitalism. Future Wall Street wolves are made at colleges and universities that serve as direct pipelines into major financial firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, or BlackRock would do well to explore the institutions listed below. The geographically diverse schools that we selected for our list of the Best Colleges for Finance all have excellent reputations with the world’s most powerful investment banks as well as at the premier graduate programs, for those who wish to continue on to an MBA or other advanced business degree.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s finance program. Click here to read our methodology. Finally, note that although some of the colleges featured below do not offer a formal major in finance, their undergraduate offerings in this subject area are so strong that they warrant inclusion on our list.

Arizona State University

Babson College

Baruch College (CUNY)

Bentley University

Boston College

Boston University

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University

Elon University

Emory University

Fairfield University

Fordham University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Indiana University

Lehigh University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New York University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Rutgers University

Santa Clara University

Southern Methodist University

Tulane University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of Virginia

University of Washington – Seattle

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Villanova University

Washington University

Wake Forest University

Washington University in St. Louis

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