Top 100
Rank Company 2008 Fortune 500 rank % students who
put in top 5
1 Google 150 23.65%
2 McKinsey & Company N.A. 15.84%
3 Goldman Sachs 20 14.98%
4 Apple 103 13.68%
5 The Boston Consulting Group N.A. 12.12%
6 Bain & Company N.A. 10.81%
7 Walt Disney 67 8.83%
8 Nike 153 8.82%
9 Deloitte N.A. 8.11%
10 J.P. Morgan 12 7.94%
11 General Electric 6 7.68%
12 Microsoft 44 7.59%
13 Johnson & Johnson 35 7.58%
14 Procter & Gamble 23 6.48%
15 Morgan Stanley 21 6.47%
16 Lehman Brothers 37 6.12%
17 Starbucks 277 5.73%
18 Merrill Lynch 30 5.37%
19 Coca-Cola 83 5.13%
20 BMW N.A. 4.84%
21 Citigroup 8 4.75%
22 Ernst & Young N.A. 4.70%
23 Amazon.com 171 4.60%
24 Bank of America 9 4.52%
25 Booz Allen Hamilton * N.A. 4.49%
26 Target 31 4.11%
27 Toyota N.A. 4.10%
28 American Express 75 3.93%
29 IBM 15 3.69%
30 UBS N.A. 3.64%
31 3M 100 3.62%
32 Yahoo! 353 3.62%
33 Starwood Hotels & Resorts 396 3.55%
34 Sony N.A. 3.52%
35 PricewaterhouseCoopers N.A. 3.35%
36 PepsiCo 59 3.34%
37 Central Intelligence Agency N.A. 3.30%
38 Accenture N.A. 3.25%
39 Exxon Mobil 2 3.21%
40 L'Oréal N.A. 3.17%
41 Genentech N.A. 3.13%
42 Nestlé N.A. 3.12%
43 Cisco Systems 71 2.98%
44 Intel 60 2.97%
45 Fidelity Investments N.A. 2.91%
46 Boeing 27 2.84%
47 Federal Bureau of Investigation N.A. 2.83%
48 LVMH N.A. 2.82%
49 Deutsche Bank N.A. 2.76%
50 Credit Suisse N.A. 2.76%
51 KPMG N.A. 2.69%
52 Marriott 197 2.68%
53 eBay 326 2.65%
54 Southwest Airlines 267 2.63%
55 Time Warner 49 2.55%
56 Unilever N.A. 2.49%
57 Anheuser-Busch 149 2.45%
58 Chevron 3 2.45%
59 Gap 162 2.40%
60 Kraft Foods 63 2.39%
61 General Mills 214 2.30%
62 Barclays Capital N.A. 2.22%
63 Dell 34 2.20%
64 Hewlett-Packard 14 2.17%
65 Harrah's Entertainment 244 2.10%
66 Shell Oil Company N.A. 2.00%
67 HSBC N.A. 1.99%
68 Lockheed Martin 57 1.89%
69 BP N.A. 1.86%
70 MGM Mirage 323 1.86%
71 Wachovia Corp. 38 1.73%
72 Wells Fargo 41 1.64%
73 Diageo N.A. 1.54%
74 Mattel 413 1.54%
75 FedEx 68 1.54%
76 Bear Stearns 156 1.54%
77 Mayo Clinic N.A. 1.51%
78 Best Buy 66 1.50%
79 Pfizer 47 1.50%
80 American Airlines 109 1.48%
81 Nokia N.A. 1.45%
82 The Vanguard Group N.A. 1.44%
83 Mercer Management Consulting ** N.A. 1.43%
84 Medtronic 217 1.42%
85 Hershey 471 1.40%
86 Eli Lilly 133 1.39%
87 Monitor Group N.A. 1.33%
88 Miller Brewing Company N.A. 1.29%
89 Amgen 173 1.27%
90 Honda Companies N.A. 1.26%
91 ING U.S. Financial Services N.A. 1.23%
92 Colgate-Palmolive 186 1.20%
93 Limited Brands 257 1.16%
94 Cargill N.A. 1.10%
95 Kellogg 227 1.06%
96 A.T. Kearney N.A. 1.01%
97 Wal-Mart Stores 1 0.95%
98 Merck 101 0.95%
99 GlaxoSmithKline N.A. 0.94%
100 American International Group 13 0.91%
Published May 22, 2008
* Booz Allen Hamilton split into two businesses May 21, 2008 -- one for the government sector that will retain its original name and be sold to private equity firm The Carlyle Group, and another entity called Booz & Company for its commercial business.

** Mercer Management Consulting joined with Mercer Oliver Wyman, and Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting last year to become one firm named Oliver Wyman.
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