Recruiters like state colleges over the Ivy Leagues, WSJ study shows

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Maybe those Ivy League universities aren't worth it after all. According to a study by the Wall Street Journal,(subscription required). Employees prefer hiring from state schools rather than Ivy League schools when filling entry-level jobs.

The top universities in the study, from a list of the top 25, include Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University and Arizona State University.

Rated by 479 employers, which include the largest public and private corporations, nonprofits and government agencies, 19 were public, one was Ivy League school Cornell University and the rest were private schools like the University of Notre Dame and Carnegie Mellon University.