The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is No.19, up from 22nd last year, in the U.S. News and World Report 2021 Undergraduate Best Colleges rankings.
Among public institutions, Maryland Smith’s undergraduate program is No. 9.
Collectively, the rise helped Maryland’s overall national ranking move up to 58th, from 64th last year, and to 19th among national public institutions, up from 24th last year.
U.S. News evaluated more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality. In sub-areas, Maryland Smith also ranks in the top 20 nationally for:
- Management (No. 13, overall, No. 10 among publics)
- Management information systems (No. 8 overall, No. 6 among publics)
- Marketing (No. 20 overall, No. 13 among publics)
- Supply chain management/logistics (No.15 overall, No. 12 among publics
In a message to the Maryland Smith community, Interim Dean Ritu Agarwal credited program faculty and staff for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the program. “I also thank our undergraduate student leaders and alumni for their engagement with Smith; their enthusiastic support makes all the difference,” she said. “I appreciate all that you do to help us deliver an exceptional experience to Smith students.”
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Victor Mullins says the significance of Dean Agarwal’s points cannot be overstated, given U.S. News’ platform for informing and influencing prospective students and parents. “I consider it a privilege to work alongside a community of dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni and corporate partners,” he says. “While we celebrate this year’s ranking, we remain steadfast, continuing to expand on this exceptional Smith undergraduate journey. I’m so proud to be a Smith Terp.”