Fisher School of Accounting graduates line up in front of Gerson Hall, where the Fisher School if housed.

Fisher School graduate program maintains top 10 status for fifth consecutive year

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Fisher School of Accounting’s graduate program at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business claimed its fifth consecutive top-10 finish among public schools as part of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2020” rankings released Tuesday.

The graduate accounting program is ranked No. 9 among U.S. public schools and No. 17 overall. It outranked graduate accounting programs at schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, University of Virginia and Arizona State University.

“It’s an honor to be consistently counted among the best accounting programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “The collective work of our students, faculty and staff continue to make the Fisher School the amazing program that it is today.”

Also for the fifth year, the Fisher School’s graduate accounting program is the only one in Florida to be named to U.S. News & World Report’s list. The Fisher School continues to admit and produce students at the top of their class. The graduate program’s students have an average GMAT score of 598, an average GPA of 3.56 and about 99 percent of Fisher’s graduate students have a professional position by the time they graduate.

Fisher’s undergraduate accounting program also ranks among the top 10. The Fisher School’s undergraduate program ranked No. 6 among U.S. public schools and No. 11 overall among U.S. programs in U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Colleges” edition.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed deans and MBA directors of 475 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) to create this ranking.