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Undergraduate business program at W&M among nation’s best

William & Mary included on multiple rankings this spring

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary offers one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country, according to a ranking released by Bloomberg Businessweek April 19.

The business school is ranked 12th in the nation, up from 22nd in Bloomberg’s last review of undergraduate business programs. The report was based on an employer survey, a student survey, starting salary for students who had already secured jobs and the percentage of graduates who had internships during college.

The Bloomberg list comes in the midst of the spring rankings season, and William & Mary has appeared on a number of national lists for everything from graduate programs to campus beauty.

Just last week, Money, in collaboration with Essence magazine, included W&M on its list of the “50 Best Colleges for African Americans.” The university was ranked 31st in that report, which was based on graduation rates, affordability, earnings potential and representation.

In the latest U.S. News & World Report graduate school and program ranking, released in March, the W&M School of Education came in at 55th, and the Flex MBA program was 66th among the nation’s part-time MBA programs. The William & Mary Law School ranked 33rd in the nation and second in Virginia.

Earlier this spring, the National Jurist listed W&M Law School at 19th on its “Honor Roll” of best schools for practical training. Additionally, the National Law Journal included the school on its list of 2016 “Go-To Law Schools,” which features U.S. schools that supply the highest percentage of associates to the nation’s 100 largest law firms. Using data from the Class of 2015, the journal ranked W&M Law School 24th on that list.

William & Mary has also been included in several rankings posted by websites, including College Choice, which recently listed W&M’s undergraduate business school at 33rd in the nation. Another website, Online Accounting Degrees, ranked William & Mary 32nd on its 2016 list of the “50 Best Accounting Schools in the USA,” and Buffalo Business First ranked W&M as sixth among the nation’s top public colleges.

The university’s dining program received attention this spring when the website College Rank included it at number 19 on its list of “The 50 Best College Dining Experiences.” W&M was also hailed for its beauty by Great Value Colleges, which listed the university as the 16th most beautiful college in the nation.

In addition, W&M’s work with veterans was recognized by Military Advanced Education & Transition. The university was named a top school in the magazine’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities, which rated institutions based on military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.