Florida MBA program ranks in Top Ten for best overall academic experience
Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida MBA program was ranked No. 6 for best overall academic experience in the 2007 Princeton Review survey of the nation’s Top Ten business schools. University of Florida is the No. 2 public school on the list, and no other school based in Florida appears in any of the Top Ten listings.
In a survey of nearly 300 schools, institutions were scored between 60 and 99 in each category, with 99 being the highest. UF scored 98 in overall academic experience. This rating measures the quality of the learning environment, including factors such as GMAT scores, undergraduate grades, percent accepted, percent enrolled, and student/faculty ratio. Students also were asked to respond to questions pertaining to faculty, student peers and realization of academic expectations.
Florida also scored a 96 in the admissions selectivity category, placing it just outside of the Top Ten for that category. Besides the rankings, the UF program received highly favorable comments from students as well. The faculty is highly regarded, and the administration is viewed extremely positively. Some of the notable quotes included:
- Finance “is the greatest strength of the program” at UF, where “entrepreneurship is also a rising star.”
- The administration “runs the MBA program like a business…they do not lose focus of the fact that their primary customer is the student.”
“We’re extremely pleased with the results of the Princeton Review survey. To be ranked in the Top Ten in such a crucial category as overall academic experience is especially gratifying,” said Alex Sevilla, director of the Florida MBA program. “To be in the company of programs such as Wharton, Harvard and Stanford is a testament to the exceptional quality of the Florida MBA program, our faculty and our students.”