Fisher School of Accounting

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Fisher School of Accounting
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Established 1977
Type Public university
Parent institution Warrington College of Business Administration
Academic affiliation University of Florida
Location Gainesville, Florida,
United States
Director Gary A. McGill
Students 920
Undergraduates 720
Postgraduates 200
Alumni 12,500+

The Fisher School of Accounting is the accounting school of the University of Florida. In 1977, the School of Accounting was established by the Florida Board of Regents as a separate school within the College of Business, and was endowed in 1985 by Frederick Fisher. Dr. John Simmons was the founding Director of the Fisher School. The school first conferred degrees in accounting in December 1978.

The Fisher School of Accounting is often ranked in the top 10 accounting programs within public universities. The 2006 and 2005 rankings of U.S. News and World Report rank both the school's undergraduate and graduate programs No. 7 among public universities. Fisher School of Accounting graduates' pass rate on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam has been traditionally twice as high as the national average.

Gerson Hall, home of the Fisher School of Accounting

The Fisher School of Accounting has approximately 720 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Eighty-five percent of University of Florida students score above the national mean on standard entrance exams taken by college-bound students. On average, students admitted to the graduate accounting program score well above the 70th percentile on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).

Gary McGill is the Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. Mr. Dominique DeSantiago is the Associate Director. Other faculty include(d) Robert Knechel, Bipin Ajinkya, Hadley Schaefer, Doug Snowball (deceased), Joel Demski, John (Jack) Kramer, Sandra Kramer, Chuck McDonald, Stephen Asare, Jesse Boyles, Jenny Tucker, Marcus Kirk, David Reppenhagen, Kathy Rupar, Paul Madsen, Jim Vincent, Deborah Garvin, Jill Goslinga, Chris Falk, Robert Tucker, and Nur Erenguc.

National Rankings according to US News[edit]

  • 14th overall for Graduate Studies
  • 10th overall for Undergraduate Studies

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