Terry College ranked a top 15 public business school for undergraduates

Poets&Quants ranking measures admission standards, student experience and career outcomes

David Dodson | Jan. 08, 2019

Students study in Casey Commons

The University of Georgia Terry College of Business is ranked one of the “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” in the country by the business education website Poets&Quants.

The Terry College rose two spots to No. 29 nationally and is the 12th ranked public business school in the 2018 ranking.

Poets&Quants compiles the most comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business programs by any college guide. In its third annual survey, 88 highly competitive business schools were ranked based on three equally weighted categories – admission standards, the student experience and career outcomes. The ranking considered data reported by the schools, as well as surveys completed by more than 11,000 recent graduates of the ranked schools, according to Poets&Quants’ methodology.

“We are committed to an innovative and market-leading undergraduate program that prepares our graduates to be leaders in their organizations and communities,” said Terry College of Business Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “I am especially pleased with the college’s consistently high marks across all three rankings categories. The students who earn admission to Terry are extremely talented, and we remain focused on how we can create as much educational value for our students and expand their opportunities after graduation.”

Poets&Quants described Terry’s undergraduate business program as “an elite business degree” that is one of the best deals in the ranking.

Terry College graduates provided responses to Poets&Quants 43-question alumni survey about the perceived quality and value of their academic experience. Questions rated the quality of teaching, accessibility of faculty and alumni, effectiveness of academic and career advisers, extracurricular opportunities to improve business skills, and whether first jobs aligned with preferred industries and companies.

According to the survey results, graduates gave Terry College an A+ on the likelihood of recommending Terry College to a close friend or colleague and an A for the degree’s value given the investment of time and tuition.

Terry’s undergraduate program also gained ground in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking, released in September. It ranked No. 21 overall and 11th among public business schools, matching Terry’s best ranking in the annual U.S. News survey.

Poets&Quants’ profile of the Terry College of Business as the No. 29 ranked business school noted the college’s 98 percent employment rate within three months of graduation and that 85 percent of undergraduates completed one or more internships.

Full rankings and related articles are available on the Poets&Quants website.


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