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UF MBA named a top 10 public program for second year

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  UF MBA at the Warrington College of Business rode its positive momentum to another great ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s “2021 Best Graduate Schools” released March 17. For the second consecutive year, UF MBA was named among the top 10 U.S. public programs and top 30 national programs.

The UF MBA Full-Time program placed in the No. 28 spot overall and the No. 10 position among U.S. publics.

“The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report support that the strategy we’ve built is a winner,” said John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA. “By bringing in talented, diverse students to learn from our world-renowned faculty and building their professional development through programs put on by our dedicated staff, all at an affordable price thanks to our full-tuition scholarship, UF MBA students can transform into their best selves. We look forward enabling students do so for years to come.”

UF MBA has a long history of selecting the best and brightest students for its program. With an acceptance rate of 17.3 percent, it has the lowest acceptance rate among U.S. publics, ensuring its cohorts are made up of high-quality students. U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the No. 5 program in the nation for student selectivity, making it the eleventh year that the full-time program has been ranked in the top 10. The student selectivity rank measures students’ average GMAT and GRE scores, average undergraduate GPA and the school’s acceptance rate.

Part of UF MBA’s successful strategy is helping students accomplish their career goals. More than 72 percent of UF MBA students have a job at the time of graduation and almost 90 percent have a job three months after graduation. UF MBA students have access to recruiters from some of the world’s top companies, with students from the Class of 2019 receiving offers from companies like IBM, Coca-Cola and KPMG. The average starting salary for UF MBA graduates is $121,554, making it the No. 14 program among publics on U.S. News & World Report’s list.

The UF MBA Professional program also received strong marks from U.S. News & World Report, remaining among the top 20 public programs in the nation at No. 19. Overall, the UF MBA Professional Program moved up one spot to the No. 31 program in the nation.

For the third year, UF MBA is the only program ranked in the top 35 of both full-time and professional programs in the state of Florida.

U.S. News and World Report decides its list of top graduate schools in the nation through a combination of objective measures including placement success, student selectivity and a reputational assessment. To determine the “2021 Best Graduate Schools” list, all 477 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) were surveyed in fall 2019 and early 2020.

UF MBA is also highly ranked among other noteworthy publications including being named the No. 5 program among U.S. publics by Financial Times, No. 8 among publics by The Economist and No. 11 among publics by Bloomberg Businessweek.