The Wall Street Journal appeared to confirm many Mount Holyoke students' fears when it published its national ranking of colleges that recruiters favor in its Sept. 13 edition. The highest ranking schools on the list were Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--big public state universities with undergraduate enrollments of over 30,000 students.
According to the article accompanying the rankings, "recruiters say graduates of top public universities are often among the most prepared and well-rounded academically, and companies have found they fit well into their corporate cultures and over time have the best track record in their firms."
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