Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds up a UF football jersey with his last name and the number 7. He is flanked by More Hossini and UF President Kent Fuchs who are clapping

UF rises again in US News rankings, this year to No. 7 among publics

For the third year in a row, the University of Florida has risen in the U.S. News & World Report Top Public Schools rankings, climbing to No. 7. For the third consecutive year, UF appears in the top-10 rankings of national public universities.

UF once again remains the most highly ranked university in Florida and the only university in the state in the top 10.

UF was tied last year with Georgia Tech for the No. 8 spot and two years ago was tied for No. 9 with the University of California, Irvine, and the University of California, San Diego.

UF President Kent Fuchs expressed his gratitude and congratulations to the entire UF community.

“Our faculty and staff continue to do amazing work, and the latest U.S. News ranking is a wonderful affirmation of that,” Fuchs said. “The rankings are also an indicator of our national stature among the nation’s very best research universities, the quality of the education our students are receiving and the steadily increasing value of a University of Florida degree.”

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 ranked in the top 15 coming in at No. 12, and the Fisher School in the top 10, at No. 6 among U.S. public institutions.

The Heavener School ranked in the No. 22 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.

“Once again, we are honored to be recognized by our peers as one of the nation’s top business schools,” said Dr. Alex Sevilla, Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business. “We’re particularly proud of our ranking this year, as it is the highest overall ranking we’ve received since 2000. These rankings are a testament to the collective energy within Heavener to deliver transformational experiences for the students we are trusted to serve. I’m so proud to work alongside our world-class faculty, talented staff and outstanding students, who make the Heavener School such a special place.”

Five of the Heavener School’s specialty programs were recognized, four of which were ranked in the top 10 among publics. Real Estate ranked fourth, Marketing ranked eighth, and Entrepreneurship and Finance ranked tenth. Management also finished in the 17th spot among U.S. publics.  

The Fisher School retained its position among the top 10, a signal of the School’s academic distinction.

“Being named among the best accounting programs in the nation is a great source of pride for all of us at the Fisher School,” said Dr. Gary McGill, J. Roy Duggan Professor, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “It’s because of the pursuit of excellence by our top-quality students, award-winning faculty and dedicated staff that we’re able to achieve such results.”

Warrington Dean John Kraft is proud of how these rankings highlight the excellence of the Warrington College of Business.

“Being ranked among the elite undergraduate programs is an outcome reflecting positively on our exceptional faculty, staff and students,” Kraft said.