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The 15 best undergrad business programs in the U.S.

NYU's Stern School of Business cracked the top 10 best undergraduate business programs
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NYU's Stern School of Business cracked the top 10 best undergraduate business programs

If you're serious about pursing a business degree, you may want to consider universities that offer undergraduate business programs.

The business school news site Poets & Quants has named the top undergraduate business programs of 2016.

The site ranked the programs based on admissions standards, the academic experience according to alumni, and employment outcomes. Check out their full methodology here.

CNBC has compiled their top 15 picks, along with the acceptance rate of each, the total cost, job placement rates 90 days after graduation, and the average total compensation 90 days after graduation.

Read on to see which schools made the cut.

15. Emory University Goizueta Business School

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Acceptance rate: 21.5%

Total cost: $247,892

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 96.0%

Average total compensation: $70,138

Read more about the Goizueta Business School.


14. Wake Forest University School of Business

Wake Forest University
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Wake Forest University

Acceptance rate: 22.9%

Total cost: $233,812

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 93.0%

Average total compensation: $67,072

Read more about the Wake Forest University School of Business.


13. University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

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University of Southern California

Acceptance rate: 17.7%

Total cost: $278,844

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 85.0%

Average total compensation: $74,746

Read more about the Marshall School of Business.


12. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

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University of Minnesota

Acceptance rate: 28.0%

Total cost: $118,731 ($152,411 for out-of-state students)

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 96.9%

Average total compensation: $57,813

Read more about the Carlson School of Management.


11. University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

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University of Texas campus in Austin

Acceptance rate: 25.0%

Total cost: $98,866 ($193,586 for out-of-state students)

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 84.0%

Average total compensation: $68,560

Read more about the McCombs School of Business.


10. University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Acceptance rate: 16.5%

Total cost: $132,856 ($197,688 for out-of-state students)

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 89.4%

Average total compensation: $78,952

Read more about the Ross School of Business.


9. New York University Stern School of Business

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New York University

Acceptance rate: 12.0%

Total cost: $249,128

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 97.0%

Average total compensation: $78,052

Read more about the Stern School of Business.


8. University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce

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Acceptance rate: 19.8%

Total cost: $194,000 ($329,664 for out-of-state students)

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 94.0%

Average total compensation: $78,157

Read more about the McIntire School of Commerce.


7. Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Indiana University Kelley School of Business
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Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Acceptance rate: 39.7%

Total cost: $83,565 ($173,362 for out-of-state students)

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 95.0%

Average total compensation: $66,379

Read more about the Kelley School of Business.


6. Cornell University Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management

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Cornell University.

Acceptance rate: 7.0%

Total cost: $203,476 ($270,452 for out-of-state students)*

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 95.0%

Average total compensation: $77,596

*Dyson is housed within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, so it is technically an in-state land grant institute, Poets&Quants notes.

Read more about the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management.


5. University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business

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University of California at Berkeley

Acceptance rate: 8.2%

Total cost: $121,328 ($169,376 for out-of-state students)

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 92.5%

Average total compensation: $81,251

Read more about the Haas School of Business.


4. Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

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Georgetown University campus

Acceptance rate: 16.4%

Total cost: $279,190

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 98.0%

Average total compensation: $73,867

Read more about the McDonough School of Business.


3. University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School

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Acceptance rate: 9.0%

Total cost: $277,360

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 91.7%

Average total compensation: $86,065

Read more about The Wharton School.


2. University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business

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University of Notre Dame

Acceptance rate: 19.0%

Total cost: $245,258

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 93.0%

Average total compensation: $68,948

Read more about the Mendoza College of Business.


1. Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School

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Washington University in St. Louis

Acceptance rate: 10.3%

Total cost: $279,016

Graduates with jobs 90 days after graduation: 97%

Average total compensation: $71,509

Read more about the Olin Business School.

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