UF ranks in top 10 in The Wall Street Journal recruiter rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida was ranked in the top 10 among all national universities in a survey of national recruiters compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

Thanks in large part to the impact of the Warrington College of Business Administration’s graduates and programs, UF placed ninth overall and was the only school from Florida to appear in the rankings.

The Wall Street Journal also ranked the schools’ performance by individual majors. UF ranked 12th in Finance and 23rd in Business/Economics.

The Wall Street Journal surveyed 842 recruiters from public and private companies, nonprofit organizations and federal agencies in more than 20 industries. In response, 479 recruiters returned surveys which provided data for more than 43,000 newly-hired graduates. Recruiters were asked to rate recent graduates by level of training, education, preparedness and ability to succeed once hired among other categories.

The survey exemplified the strength of public school graduates in the workforce. Nine of the top 10 schools and 19 of the top 25 ranked were public institutions.