Most “best colleges” lists are based on factors like students’ SAT scores, campus life offerings and successful student outcomes. While those lists are helpful to students choosing a college
, they don’t really capture the biggest picture.
The point of attending college is – gaining knowledge, of course – but in realistic terms, to get a job after graduation. And a good job, at that.
That’s why a list developed by hiring managers is crucial to prospective college students. It lets them know where hiring managers prefer to hire as well as what qualities are crucial to making the successful transition between college graduate
to new hire.
asked 1,000 of their readers to provide their input on which schools best prepare students for the workforce, according to Yahoo! Finance
From those responses, Business Insider
took the 666 who claimed they hired frequently to determine the following list of best colleges.
Also, for the record, these hiring managers stated that both business and engineering majors had the best student outcomes.
1. Harvard University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Stanford University
4. Yale University
5. Princeton University
6. Duke University
7. Columbia University
8. University of Pennsylvania
9. Dartmouth University
10. University of California at Berkeley
For the full list of hiring mangers’ top 25 college picks, click here.