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The Princeton Review’s Annual Business School Rankings

The Princeton Review’s Annual Business And Law School Rankings Based On 38,800 Student Surveys Are Now Out In Its “Best 295 Business Schools” And “Best 169 Law Schools” Guidebooks

– Top 10 Schools in 11 Categories From “Best Career Prospects” to “Best Professors”

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013, The Princeton Review—known for its widely-followed college rankings in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools—today released the 2014 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys.

“The Best 295 Business Schools” and “The Best 169 Law Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review, 2014 Editions, $22.99) each report lists of top 10 ranking schools in 11 categories.

The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 20,300 students attending the 295 business schools and 18,500 students attending the 169 law schools profiled in the books. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.

– Among the ranking list categories in each book and schools ranked #1 on them:

“Best Career Prospects”
B-school: Stanford University
Law school: Columbia University

“Best Professors”
B-school: University of California—Berkeley
Law school: Boston University

“Best Classroom Experience”
B-school: New York University
Law school: University of Chicago

“Most Competitive Students”
B-school: Acton School of Business
Law school: Baylor University

“Toughest to Get Into”
(the only ranking list in the books based on school-reported data)
B-school: Stanford University
Law school: Yale University

– Other lists in “The Best 295 Business Schools” and #1 schools on them include:

“Greatest Opportunity for Women” – Simmons School of Management
“Best Green MBA”– Yale University

– Other lists in “The Best 169 Law Schools” and #1 schools on them include:

“Most Conservative Students” – Ave Maria School of Law
“Most Liberal Students” – Northeastern University

The books also include other categories of ranking lists. Among them are lists of top 10 schools that are “Best Administered,”  “Most Family Friendly,” or offer the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.”

The Princeton Review today posted its business school rankings on it site at http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings and its law school rankings at http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings. At these areas, users can also read FAQs about the basis for each ranking list and access the Company’s detailed profiles of the schools.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business or law schools hierarchically. “Each school in our books offers outstanding academics: no single law or b-school is ‘best’ overall,” said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher, The Princeton Review. “We publish rankings in several categories and detailed profiles of the schools to give applicants the broader information they need to determine which school will be best for them.”

The ranking tallies factor in data from Princeton Review’s surveys of business and law school students completed online at http://survey.review.com during academic years 2012-13, 2011-12, and 2010-11. The survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans. On average, 109 students at each law school and 68 students at each b-school were surveyed for the lists in the books’ 2014 editions. All institutional data reported in the books was collected in 2012-13.

The books’ school profiles report on admission, academics, financial aid, campus life, and career / employment information. The profiles also include five school ratings (scores from 60 to 99) based primarily on institutional data.  Categories include “Admissions Selectivity” and “Career” (which factors in graduates’ starting salaries and employment data).

The Princeton Review (http://www.princetonreview.com) is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA, with locations across the U.S.A. and abroad. It is known for its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring services, and line of 150 books published by Random House.  Among them is “The Best 167 Medical Schools: 2014 Edition” also published today.

In August, The Princeton Review reported its annual college rankings in 62 categories in its book, “The Best 378 Colleges.”  In September, The Princeton Review reported its annual lists of the top schools (25 undergraduate, 25 graduate) for entrepreneurship programs with Entrepreneur magazine. In February, the Company partnered with USA TODAY to report its annual list of the 150 “Best Value Colleges” and published its annual companion book, “The Best Value Colleges.”

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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Earning an MBA is Still Important for Business Professionals

MBA’s Still the Acid Test of Today’s Business Hopefuls

LONDON, May 22, 2013 – MBA graduates are still the most likely of all course leavers to get good jobs, according to GMAC’s Regional Director.

MBA graduates are still the most likely of all course leavers to get good jobs, despite today’s economic challenges, said GMAC’s Regional Director.

In an exclusive interview with the ITN Education News Channel, Ben Glover said business school graduates do not to face the same problems as alumni in other disciplines, who often struggle to find meaningful work and go on to question the value of the course they’ve taken.

Speaking on the eve of the Association of MBAs’ (AMBA) International Conference for Deans and Directors, he told ITN: “92 per cent of graduates from business schools we surveyed were in work at the time of graduation. That’s an all-time high. 72 per cent said that their new position met or exceeded their expectations and three quarters said that without the skills they learned at business schools they wouldn’t be in the position they’re in now.”

Future proofing the MBA to maintain these standards was the theme of AMBA’s annual conference in Warsaw (15 – 17 May). Setting the tone for discussions about the virtual classroom of the future Nokia’s Education and Technology Specialist, Bhanu Potta told conference delegates of senior business school management: “The speed of change in student learning styles far outpaces the speed of change in teaching practices.”

In AMBA’s snapshot survey conducted during the three day conference, 65% of the delegates from the world’s leading business schools said online education and the changing attitudes of a new generation of learners would have the biggest impact on management education in the next five years.

The Deans and Directors also agreed that innovation was critical to success, with over 77% of the delegates saying they thought that the MBA will have to innovate in order to remain the flagship business school degree.

Meeting in Warsaw, under the backdrop of Poland’s transformation and achievement, the conference delegates also demonstrated the changing dynamic of MBA education. The business schools attending from emerging or growth economies showed how their MBA programs are driving the economy and that business schools from developed countries will soon need to catch up.

“The emerging economy business schools have a great advantage to become number one in the world because they don’t need all this time for unlearning because they are just learning,” said Professor Danica Purg , President, IEDC-Bled School of Management in Slovenia and President of CEEMAN.

To see the full interview with GMAC’s Ben Glover, more ITN interviews from AMBA’s annual conference and specialized content from industry professionals and experts within the education sector, please visit the ITN Productions’ Education News Channel, here: http://www.educationnews.itn.co.uk

Education News, presented by Natasha Kaplinsky, has reports on the MBA and its providers from around the world, including:

Education News is the latest industry channel from ITN Productions’ corporate production team, which works with trade bodies and associations to deliver high-quality news programming for individual vertical business sectors, producing videos about key industry topics, sharing best practice and updating on industry developments.

About ITN Productions: ITN Productions is ITN’s central creative hub producing content for major global brands in the broadcast, online, mobile and corporate sectors.

About the Association of MBAs: AMBA accredits MBA, DBA and MBM programmes in more than 200 business schools around the world and connects MBA students, alumni, business schools and employers with its membership services. http://www.mbaworld.com

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2013 Best Online Business Programs Announced

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2013 Best Online Education Programs Rankings

Introduces Numerical Rankings for the First Time

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013,  U.S. News & World Report released today the second annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs. For the first time, programs administered for distance learners that are 100 percent online will be ranked numerically, just like traditional colleges and graduate schools. Online bachelor’s degree programs as well as graduate online degree programs in business, engineering, nursing, education, and computer information technology were ranked. There will be no print component to the Best Online Education rankings; however, U.S. News plans to include highlights in both the Best Graduate Schools 2014 and Best Colleges 2014 printed guidebooks.

Online education allows people to attend school without having to quit their jobs or disrupt their lives. According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, people with a bachelor’s degree earn 84 percent more than those with only a high school diploma in their lifetimes—making online education, with its flexibility, an increasingly popular option.

And U.S. News is responding with data and rankings to help people sort out the best options for them.

“Online education is becoming an essential part of higher education,” said U.S. News & World Report Editor and Chief Content Officer Brian Kelly . “Our goal has always been to provide our consumers with the most accurate information so that they may make their best decision. Incorporating online education rankings and data is the next step in providing our consumers with the information they need.”

Greatly improved participation from schools and data collection enabled U.S. News to rank online education programs numerically this year. Factors used to compute the rankings this year include retention rates, graduation rates, and the indebtedness of students upon graduation.

Another difference with this year’s rankings is that a small percentage of schools that were evaluated in 2012 were not evaluated for the 2013 edition. This was due to U.S. News converting to the new, federal government definition of distance education programs, meaning that degree-granting programs must offer 100 percent of their courses needed for the degree online.

Online bachelor’s degree programs were ranked in three different categories: student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. All of the online master’s degree programs were ranked in admissions selectivity in addition to the bachelor’s degree categories. The engineering and business master’s programs were also ranked based on ratings of their academic reputation by top academics who run online programs at peer institutions.

Data was collected from both for-profit and not-for-profit schools. There is no distinction between the two in the rankings. For more information about the rankings methodology, please go to www.usnews.com/onlinemeth.

For more information on the Best Online Education Programs rankings, please visit www.usnews.com/education/online-education or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Best Online Education Program Rankings 2013
* For the full list of rankings, visit
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Best Bachelor’s Programs

Best Engineering Programs (Graduate)

1. Pace University (NY)

1. University of Southern California (Viterbi)

2. Daytona State College (FL)

2. Pennsylvania State University – World Campus

3. St. John’s University (NY)

3. Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)

Best Business Programs (Graduate)

Best Nursing Programs (Graduate)

1. Washington State University

1. Ferris State University (MI)

2. Arizona State University (Carey)

2. Lamar University (TX)

3. Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley)

3. University of Michigan – Flint

Best Education Programs (Graduate)

Best Computer Information Technology Programs (Graduate)

1. St. John’s University (NY)

1. University of Southern California (Viterbi)

2. Auburn University (AL)

2. Sam Houston State University (TX)

3. South Dakota State University

3. Virginia Tech

 

About U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report‘s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “Best series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.

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