Warrington undergraduate program ranked 16th among publics by U.S. News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration was ranked 16th among undergraduate public business programs by U.S. News & World Report in its “2011 America’s Best Colleges” issue.

Warrington, which was ranked 28th overall, was ranked in seven specialty categories and placed in the top 10 in four of them among public schools. The College’s top-10 finishes were in Real Estate (fourth), Quantitative Analysis (fifth), Marketing (eighth) and Finance (ninth). The College’s impressive specialty rankings are a direct reflection on the quality of faculty. And with the smallest number of faculty in the College’s peer group (61), Warrington’s prominent finish in these categories is especially significant.

“Warrington continues to enhance the undergraduate experience for its students,” said Dr. Brian Ray, Associate Dean and Director of the School of Business. “With recent additions including minors in accounting, entrepreneurship, information systems and real estate and new course offerings to include leadership, ethics, international entrepreneurship, and real estate valuation, the School of Business is dedicated to creating innovative and experiential academic programs. These academic enhancements, coupled with the requirement that all undergraduates complete an internship or study abroad, result in our graduates being well-prepared for the challenges of the ever-changing workplace.”

Here is a list of Warrington’s impressive finishes in this year’s rankings:

• UF’s ranking overall: 28th

• Among Publics: 16th

• Accounting ranking: 17th

• Among Publics: 12th

• Finance ranking: 15th

• Among Publics: 9th

• Management ranking: 24th

• Among Publics: 15th

• Marketing ranking: 13th

• Among Publics: 8th

• Operations Management ranking: 15th

• Among Publics: 12th

• Quantitative Analysis ranking: 9th

• Among Publics: 5th

• Real Estate ranking: 6th

• Among Publics: 4th