NEW YORK, NY (September, 2010): Companies recruiting new hires favor big state schools according to a recent article by Teri Evans of the Wall Street Journal. Evans noted the efficiency of recruiting at schools with large populations and multiple majors. Furthermore, recruiters claim that “graduates of top public universities are often among the most prepared and well-rounded academically,” wrote Evans, and thus fit well into the corporate culture. The University of Florida ranked ninth in the poll, which was led by Penn State, Texas A&M, Illinois, Purdue and Arizona State. The Wall Street Journal conducted a survey of recruiting executives in conjunction with PayScale.com and Cambria Consulting to determine the rankings.