Warrington’s undergraduate programs rank in top 20 in leading magazine

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The undergraduate programs at the Warrington College of Business Administration was ranked in the top 20 among U.S. public universities in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2012 edition.

Warrington’s undergraduate programs ranked 19th among U.S. publics and 46th overall. Warrington’s undergraduate programs ranked the highest among all undergraduate business programs in the state of Florida.

“The solid rankings of Warrington’s undergraduate programs are a testament to the outstanding quality of our faculty and students,” said Dr. Brian Ray, Associate Dean and Director of the School of Business. “During the past five years, we have invested a great deal of time and resources developing a robust set of leadership and career development programs for our talented undergraduates.”

Warrington’s undergraduate programs also ranked highly in numerous specialty categories. Among U.S. public universities, Warrington’s undergraduate programs were ranked 16th by corporate recruiters who were asked “which programs turn out the best graduates and which schools have the most innovative curricula and most effective career services?”

“Prominent employers, as well as the nation’s top MBA programs, continued to be impressed with the quality of our graduates,” Dr. Ray said. “Recruiters should be even more impressed next year. At graduation, every single member of the Class of 2013 will have completed a professional internship or study abroad program. These types of experiences make a big difference in the professional development of our undergraduates.”

Warrington’s undergraduate programs also scored highly in Academic Quality—17th among U.S. publics— which measured the program’s SAT scores, student-faculty ratio, average class size, percentage of students with internships and time spent on class work each week.

Additionally, Warrington’s undergraduate programs placed 13th in average SAT score (1291), 16th in MBA Feeder School (based on graduates attending Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 35 MBA programs) and 21st in student-to-faculty ratio (20.4 to 1). Warrington’s undergraduate programs also received a “grade” of A in the Job Placement Category for the third consecutive year, and received an A for Facilities & Services.

Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed graduating seniors, corporate recruiters and participating institutions and measured nine categories of student satisfaction, post-graduation outcomes and academic quality and combined these results with surveys from 2010 and 2011 to calculate each school’s 2012 final ranking.