US News Ranks Wake Forest Schools of Business Accounting Program 17th in the Nation

9.1.2009 Accounting, News Release, School News

The undergraduate accounting program in the Wake Forest University Schools of Business ranks 17th in the nation according to the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.”

The Wake Forest program gained four spots over the 2009 rankings, securing a place among the top 20 programs in the country offering a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“We are delighted with the outcome of this latest rankings report,” said Gordon McCray, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Business Programs. “Our faculty is dedicated to the rigorous education and professional growth of our students and we are pleased that our efforts have been recognized.”

Overall, Wake Forest had a strong showing in many categories, including alumni giving rates, faculty resources and graduation rates. Wake Forest tied for 28th among 262 national universities and shared the 11th spot with several schools for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category since 1997.

About Wake Forest, U.S. News says, “The student/faculty ratio is 10:1 and professors embody the teacher-scholar ideal of teaching and research … With fewer than 4,500 undergraduates, Wake Forest provides the intimacy and personal attention characteristic of America's most selective private institutions. Wake Forest is a world-class university with the academic reputation and research activity found at major universities. A mix of dedicated faculty teacher-scholars; curious and eager students; academic, cultural, athletic and social activities exemplify a school that is small in size, but large in resources.”

The U.S. News rankings are posted on The rankings appear in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report. The issue will also include an essay by Wake Forest University Provost Jill Tiefenthaler on making SATs optional in college admissions.