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Heavener School of Business ranks in top 20 among publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business was ranked No. 19 on U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released Monday, September 10.

The Heavener School ranked in the No. 30 position among all U.S. undergraduate programs. It continues to be the highest-ranking undergraduate business program in the state of Florida.

“Once again, we are honored to be recognized by U.S. News and our peers as one to the nation’s top business schools,” said Dr. Alex Sevilla, Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business. “These rankings highlight the excellence that we look to achieve every day at the Heavener School. We’re able to deliver these results because of the effort our world-class faculty, talented staff and outstanding students put in everything they do.”

Six of the Heavener School’s specialty programs were recognized, five of which were ranked in the top 10 among publics. Real Estate ranked fifth, Accounting ranked sixth, Entrepreneurship ranked ninth, Marketing ranked eighth and Finance ranked tenth. Management also finished in the 17th spot among U.S. publics.    

Heavener’s continued impressive standing in the U.S. News’ rankings reflects the School’s commitment to providing students with a dynamic and enriching experience. In addition to a rigorous and diverse curriculum, the Heavener School offers impactful career and leadership programs, more than 30 student organizations, study abroad opportunities on four continents, and numerous other experiential learning opportunities. Heavener students are also required to complete a study abroad experience or professional internship to graduate. These initiatives have resulted in Heavener students securing coveted full-time careers at some of the world’s top companies.

To calculate these rankings, U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty members at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). These deans and faculty members – two at each AACSB-accredited business program – were asked to rate the quality of all program with which they were familiar on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). The undergraduate business school rankings were based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions.

The complete list of the Heavener School’s impressive rankings is as follows:


Heavener School of Business

Overall: #30

Among Publics: #19



Overall: #11

Among Publics: #6



Overall: #20

Among Publics: #9



Overall: #31

Among Publics: #10



Overall: #31

Among Publics: #17



Overall: #14

Among Publics: #8


Real Estate

Overall: #8

Among Publics: #5