Pamplin was ranked No. 43 overall, along with six other schools, in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for 2016 of the nation’s best undergraduate business programs. Among public institutions, the college’s ranking is No. 27, a tie with two other public schools.
In its overall ranking, the college tied with George Washington University, Southern Methodist University, Syracuse University, Tulane University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of South Carolina. With approximately 1,500 business schools in the U.S., Pamplin’s rank puts it among the top 3 percent. The U.S. News business school ranking is based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at schools that have earned accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges 2016” rankings were released in September.