22. Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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BofA says it recruits with care, treating each prospective hire as an individual. Students often are introduced to the company during an internship, although only about 4% of those who apply are accepted. But once in, they're likely to get a long-term gig: About 90% end up being hired after graduation.

Don't have a finance degree? Worry not: More important to company hiring managers is having a love of the industry and a "track record of excellence," says Sandra Hurse, global head of campus recruiting and junior talent management. --A.L.

First published June 29, 2016: 2:49 PM ET
Data source: Universum Global

How we pick the Top Employers for New Grads: Think of it as a popularity contest for companies: Every year research firm Universum Global ranks the most desirable employers, based on where undergraduate students around the world say they'd most like to work after graduation. More

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