Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, April 25, 2014
Companies will take into consideration the rankings of a particular school when deciding from what schools to recruit, but it is not the only factor. The other factors that companies tend to look at are diversity potential of the school, the success (i.e. promotability) of past hires from that school, their ability to influence curriculum at a school, and more. You could reach out to the career services department at the schools you are considering and ask for a list of companies that recruit there. This could help with your decision. Ultimately, though, it comes down to you. Specifically, what experience or internships did you have while in school, your GPA in school, your class project work, your campus/community involvement while at school, and your leadership ability are the more important factors in choosing someone for a job, not the school you attend.