The Freeman School jumped five spots to No. 43 in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of undergraduate business programs. The ranking appeared in the magazine’s Sept. 1, 2008, issue.
“This is great news for the Freeman School and the undergraduate program, but as always we must be cautious about putting too much weight in this or any other ranking,” said Angelo DeNisi, dean of the Freeman School. “Our true focus continues to be making the program the best it can be regardless of rankings.”
The ranking was based on a spring 2008 survey of deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the AACSB. The deans and faculty members were asked to rate the quality of all programs they were familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).
Eight schools were tied with Freeman at No. 43, including Bentley College, the College of William and Mary, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, University of Arkansas, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.