UF now ranked #6 nationally among public universities - US News and World Report

UF ascends to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report rankings

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Florida has risen in the U.S. News & World Report Top Public Schools rankings, climbing to No. 6. The rise puts UF on the cusp of its goal to earn sustained recognition as a Top 5 public institution in the country and symbolizes the university’s momentum on academic excellence, student outcomes, and affordability.

In the past four years, UF has vaulted from No. 14 to No. 6 among public universities and from No. 50 to No. 30 on the U.S. News National Universities list, which includes both public and private institutions.

“By nearly every measure, UF is continuing to make gains, and I’m thankful to the elected leaders, faculty, staff and supporters of the university who have made that possible,” said President Kent Fuchs. “We have momentum, focus and hard work on our side, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this university.”

The Heavener School of Business and the Fisher School of Accounting at the Warrington College of Business also received top ranks from U.S. News & World Report.

The Heavener School remained in the top 15 coming in at No. 14, and the Fisher School ranked in the top 10 at No. 6 among U.S. public institutions.

The Heavener School ranked in the No. 24 position among all U.S. undergraduate programs. It continues to be the highest-ranking undergraduate business program in the state of Florida, the No. 1 ranked state for higher education.

“It is an honor and privilege to, once again, be named among the best business schools in the nation by our peers,” said Dr. Alex Sevilla, Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business. “We’re proud to be recognized as a program that best prepares students to be successful leaders in business and beyond. The dedication of our world-class faculty and staff enables us to deliver a truly transformative academic experience for the amazing students we are entrusted to serve.”

Six of the Heavener School’s specialty programs were recognized, five of which were ranked in the top 10 among publics. Real Estate ranked fourth, Accounting ranked sixth, Marketing ranked eighth, and Entrepreneurship and Finance ranked tenth. Management also finished in the 16th spot among U.S. publics.   

The Fisher School retained its position as the No. 11 program in the U.S. and No. 6 program among U.S. publics for the fourth consecutive year, a signal of the School’s academic distinction.

“Year after year, it gives all of us at the Fisher School immense pride to be recognized as one of the top accounting programs in the nation,” said Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting and J. Roy Duggan Professor. “As always, we will continue our pursuit of excellence and thank our first-class faculty, devoted staff and extraordinary students in helping us do so.”