Xavier Balerdi, Sandra Rayo Orozco, Mikaela Medeiros, Vladimir Charles, Alyssa Forbess and Nicole Howe pose for a photo in their UF MBA blue polos.
From left: UF MBA students and Diversity Weekend Committee Members Xavier Balerdi, Sandra Rayo Orozco, Mikaela Medeiros, Vladimir Charles, Alyssa Forbess and Nicole Howe. Photo taken pre-COVID.

UF MBA named program with best classroom experience, resources for minority students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Full-Time MBA program offers a host of benefits to its students including a top-ranked degree, the second highest ROI in the nation and excellent career placement ratings, among others. According to The Princeton Review, it can now add one of the best classroom experiences and best resources for minority students among its benefits.

On its 2021 Best Business School Rankings, The Princeton Review ranked UF MBA the No. 5 overall program and No. 3 public program in the nation with the best classroom experience. UF MBA earned the distinction based on student surveys The Princeton Review collected where students were asked to rank their program’s professors, lab facilities, the percent of classes they attend and the amount of in-class discussion.

The UF MBA Full-Time program was also named the No. 5 overall and No. 3 public university on The Princeton Review’s ranking of the programs with the greatest resources for minority students. Similarly to the best classroom experience category, students were surveyed based on their opinions as to their school’s minority student resources, diversity of the student body and how supportive the campus culture is of minority students. Schools were also asked to provide demographic data to formulate the ranking.

The UF MBA Full-Time program is known as one of the most selective programs, and as such, The Princeton Review also named it among the programs with the most competitive students. The UF MBA Full-Time program’s students were named the No. 10 overall and No. 3 among publics most competitive based on student survey ratings of how competitive their classmates are, how heavy their workload is and the perceived academic pressure at their school.

While UF MBA has some of the most competitive students, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t foster a friendly environment. Full-Time student Rachelle Antoine (MBA ’21) knew she’d be entering a competitive environment, but she didn’t expect it to also be incredibly kind.

“I think what made UF stand out to me, I think in meeting the people, was that UF recruited kindness,” she said. “And I just think that is so interesting. I didn’t expect everyone to be so nice and helpful, especially people from so many diverse backgrounds.”

Hear more from Rachelle about her UF MBA experience in this episode of the We Are Warrington podcast.

If earning your MBA from one of the programs with the best classroom experiences, most competitive, yet kind students, and with great resources for minority students is important to you, be sure to request information about UF MBA today.