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    Hough Graduate School Of Business, Florida, Gainesville

    Gainesville, FloridaLocation
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    Estd 2007established year
    8.7/10

    Hough Graduate School of Business: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Located in Gainesville, Florida, The Hough Graduate School of Business is a part of Warrington School of Business which comes under the University of Florida. Established in 1926 and having received its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 1929, this private institute is currently one of the renowned names in the US Education System.

    It is one of the best public graduate business schools for studying in the USA that has a total student enrollment of around 1,500 candidates, about 29% of which is represented by international applicants from across the globe. The institute offers a number of specialized programs to its students which includes Finance, Entrepreneurship and International Business areas of study. It’s MBA is one of the unparalleled brilliant programs provided by the college.

    Admissions at Hough Graduate School of Business are offered in multiple intakes round the year and observe different deadlines for its varying programs. All the candidates applying at the college are required to deposit a nonrefundable fee of 30 USD. With an acceptance rate of nearly 15%, the institute lands in the category of very highly selective colleges in the country.

    Rankings

    • Hough Graduate School of Business provides the 9th Best Executive MBA Program in the U.S. according to Ivy Exec.
    • Its Online MBA Program ranks 4th in the U.S. under 2020 Online MBA Rankings by Financial Times
    • The Full-Time MBA program ranks 28th in the U.S.A under the category of 2021 Best Graduate Schools as per the U.S. News & World Report 2020.
    • The Master of Accounting Programs ranks 20th according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020.

    Highlights

    Type of Institution Affiliated, Public
    Affiliated to (Warrington College of Business) University of Florida
    Graduate Employability Rate 89%
    Number of Postgraduate seats 1591
    Annual Acceptance Rate 15%
    Percentage of International students 29%
    Basic Tuition fees Graduate International students 61,260 USD
    Test scores accepted GMAT: 660-700 (25th to 75th percentiles)
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Financial Aid Available as awards and scholarships

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation

    Campus 

    • Located in a suburban setting, the college campus has classrooms that are designed to fit the modern necessities.
    • They include instructional technology, career development, counselling centres, academic program offices and a recruitment suite.
    • The Hough Hall provides all the on-campus facilities to the students.
    • There are 400 lockers, 2 lounge areas, 17 breakout rooms, and showers. There is an open court at the heart of the building.
    • The Hough Hall also has a career service center, recruitment center, and academic program offices. The students are allowed to form clubs and organizations.
    • Gainesville provides an excellent living environment. Art and music festivals and sports leagues are a common affair. The city is also quite affordable.

    Housing Facilities/Residence

    • The Institute offers multiple residence facilities to the students. There are apartment-style, suite-style and traditional residence facilities.
    • The Hough Hall is 70,000 square-feet that serves as a home to graduate students pursuing a course in this school.
    • Some of the other residence halls are Broward Hall, Buckman Hall, and Cypress Hall.
    • The halls have single rooms, double rooms, and triple rooms. The rooms have all the basic furniture.
    • Some of the basic amenities include laundry services, cable TV, lounge area and mail services.
    • There are one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments as well.
    • There is on and off-campus accommodation available with or without family. The expenses for which vary from 8000 USD to 14,000 USD.

    Courses

    • The college offers a number of specialized master’s courses for international students. Various online and traditional types of courses are also offered at the institute
    • The MBA program offered by the institute is widely renowned and world-famous.
    • It also offers a part-time MBA and online MBA courses.
    • The Ph.D. program is meant to prepare the students for research and teaching careers. Ph.D. is offered in five fields of study.
    • Hough Graduate School of Business is one of the very few colleges in the USA to offer a DBA degree.
    • There are three online programs that are categorized as specialized masters, like Master of International Business, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Master of Science in Management.

    Hough Graduate School of Business Application Process

    How to Apply?

    Application Portal: Online UF Admissions Application

    Application Fee: 30 USD

    Application Deadline: The deadlines for various programs available at the institute may vary. For a 2-year MBA program, the college observes the following mentioned deadlines:

    Admission Intake Last date of application
    Round 1 October 15, 2019
    Round 2 January 15, 2020
    Round 3 May 15, 2020

    Basic Academic Requirements:

    • High-school transcripts
    • GRE/GMAT Score
    • English Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants) like TOEFL(iBT): 80 TOEFL(CBT): 213 TOEFL( PBT):550 ; IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent
    • Student’s visa (international applicants)
    • Immigration documents
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Statement of purpose
    • Personal resume

    Course-wise academic Requirements

    • Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations
      • GPA: 3.0
      • Minimum of 60 hours of credit
    • Master of International Business
      • GPA: 3.0
      • Business major or minor
      • Valid Passport

    Hough Graduate School of Business Cost of Attendance

    For aspirants enrolling at the institute in the coming sessional year, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as follows:

    • The total tuition fee for the full-time 2 years MBA program is 26,473 USD for the residents and 61,260 USD for the non-residents.
    • The full-time one-year all majors program cost 17,892 USD for residents and 41,173 USD for non-residents.
    • The cost of living at the residence halls is around 2,800 USD per semester. The monthly rate of living in a village is 600 USD.
    • An application fee of 25 USD will have to be paid for housing.

    Other expenses that must be taken into account when applying at the institute are as tabulated below.

    Type of Expenditure Cost (in USD, per year)
    Room and Board 2,800 USD per semester
    Books and Supplies 2,000
    Meals 5,000
    Transportation 3,000
    Personal expenses 3,500

    Scholarships/Financial Aid

    The institute offers financial aid as awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Full-time MBA students receive a 100% scholarship on tuition fees. The scholarship is based on superior academic performance, GMAT or GPA score, work experience, and high leadership skills and noteworthy accomplishments.

    Some of the studentships available to the students are as mentioned below:

    • The Diane Fisher Award is awarded to two international undergraduate students for their outstanding service.
    • The UFIC International Student Emergency Hardship Scholarship is given to international students in case they face unforeseen financial crises.

    Students pursuing a postgraduate degree may apply for financial aid even before applying for admission. It offers financial aid for graduate students, including employment and loan programs. Grants, loans & employment available include

    • The Graduate Grant
    • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
    • Institutionally sponsored loan
    • Graduate Assistantships

    Alumni Network

    • The institute has a vast network of 73,100 alumni.
    • The alumni can become a member of the Harn Museum of Art completely free of cost.
    • They may also buy books from the University Press of Florida at a 20% discount.
    • The alumni also receive discounts at Universal Studios and Disney World.
    • Some of the notable alumni include Debbie Ferrée, Rob Carter, Jane Sun and Americus Reed.

    Placements

    Institute's MBA students receive full-time internship opportunities and placements from over 500 reputed companies. The college organizes career fairs and interview days from time to time.

    The Business Career Services team provides proper guidance to the students. The mean base salary of a full-time MBA student is 105,000 USD. Some of the top recruiters include Google, Accenture, and Deloitte.


    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6|GRE308

    4-5 year

    Course Duration

    Dec 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGMAT660|TOEFL91
    Degree Available

    Hough Graduate School of Business Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Affiliation
    University of Florida
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $51,600 / Year

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL85.58091-
    IELTS-6--
    Graduate
    GRE312304320-
    GMAT635600670-

    Attendance Cost

    $51,600

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $51,600 / Year
    On Campus
    Double Bed Room
    $5,296 / Year
    Single Bed Room
    $5,608 / Year

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
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    Ranked #84

    International Business (International)

    College Rating

    Based on 9 Students Rating

    8.7 out of 10
    9.4/10Academic
    8.8/10Accommodation
    9.6/10Faculty
    9.0/10Infrastructure
    9.2/10Placement
    8.3/10Social Life

    Reviews

    HK
    8.2 /10

    My main aim was to settle down in the USA. I had heard a lot about this college from my brother was passed out in 2015 from here. I had applied through a common application form from on its website. Application fee of $25 was charged from me. My 12th GPA of 8.9 helped during the admission process.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course covered all the essential topic required to build better understanding. It covered subjects like Financial Accounting, Cost and Managerial Accounting, Operating Systems. All subjects helped me gain better understanding and build skills.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    JS
    8.2 /10

    I always wanted to study in the USA because of diverse opportunities and growth. This was the first college that provided me admission. My score of 9.2 GPA helped me in the further process of admission. I had to apply through a common application form and the application fee was $25.

    Course Curriculum :

    Course delivered all the skills and knowledge required to excel. My course included subjects like feature accounting, financial costing, Micro-economics. It helped me build my basics and polished my skills and understanding.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    VN
    9.8 /10

    I opted for this college as this was one of the very few colleges in the USA to offer a DBA degree. I applied through the online application form, that charged me $30 and went ahead with the further processes.

    Course Curriculum :

    The DBA program aims to integrate the theory and practice of business with the context of current issues that the business world faces. The DBA is a professional doctorate that emphasizes the application of theory to actual business issues. Also, the program helps us in developing proficiency in applied research by improving their methodological and analytical skills.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    RM
    9.7 /10

    I had applied to 3 universities in the USA and was accepted in all of them but, few things that made me apply for this university are the diversity, the campus, and the academic record. I had scored 94% in my bachelor's degree which helped me during the admissions. I had paid an application fee of $30 for the online application process.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our one-year master’s degree, open to any non-business major, provides valuable business knowledge and strengthens transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within the business sector.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    SB
    8.2 /10

    I had applied to 3 universities in the USA and was accepted in all of them but, few things that made me apply for this university are the diversity, the campus, and the academic record. I had scored 94% in my bachelor's degree which helped me during the admissions. I had paid an application fee of $30 for the online application process.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our one-year master’s degree, open to any non-business major, provides valuable business knowledge and strengthens transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within the business sector.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

    Nearby This Campus

    • Airport

    Airport

    Gainesville Regional Airport7.99 km
    Ocala International Airport54.32 km
    Lake City Municipal Airport63.29 km
    Lake City Gateway Airport63.34 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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