UW News

September 6, 2001

Business School moves up five spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Today’s U.S. News & World Report 2002 rankings of undergraduate business programs at public and private universities in the United States moves the University of Washington Business School up five notches from 21 to 16.

The school came in 11th among public university undergraduate programs.

The “Americas Best Colleges” ranking appears today online at www.usnews.com and will hit newsstands Sept. 17. The rankings are based upon academic reputation, alumni giving, faculty resources, financial resources, graduation rate, student retention and student selectivity.

“We are honored that our efforts to improve the direction of the UW Business School and its curriculum are being recognized,” said Dean Yash Gupta. “We hope to make a continued push forward with more ambitious plans to provide our students with a superior learning experience.”

The magazine also ranked the school’s international business program ninth, and its accounting, finance and marketing departments 16th. The school’s management program was ranked 19th.

This past spring, U.S. News & World Report ranked the UW Business School’s graduate program 41st — up from 51st the year before.


For more information contact Gupta at (206) 221-5749 or ygupta@u.washington.edu, or Pete Dukes, associate dean of undergraduate programs, at (206) 543-7141 or rdukes@u.washington.edu.