Williams College of Business featured in The Princeton Review

College makes list second consecutive year based on student surveys and institutional data | October 7, 2005

Xavier University, along with prestigious universities such as Yale, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company profiles the school in the 2006 edition of its “Best 237 Business Schools.”

This is the second time Xavier’s Williams College of Business has made the list of “Best 237 Business Schools,” compiled yearly by the same company that also releases a Best Colleges ranking every year. The rankings in both the best colleges and best business schools guidebooks are based on student surveys and institutional data from the prior school year.

"The Best 237 Business Schools" was released Tuesday, Oct. 4. Xavier was also included in this year’s edition, released earlier, of "The Best 361 Colleges" guide.

“To be recognized again by The Princeton Review is quite a distinction,” says Williams College of Business dean Ali Malekzadeh. “To say we are one of the best in the country is the culmination of 50 years of hard work by our faculty and staff, the success of our students and our alumni, and the reputation of Xavier University.”

The two-page profiles in “Best 237 Business Schools” have sections on the school’s academics, student life, admissions and career/placement programs. The profiles also have ratings on the school's academics, admissions selectivity and career programs.

“Every school we profile in this book offers a terrific M.B.A. education, yet each one is distinctive in its academic programs, school offerings and campus culture," says Robert Franek, the vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review. "We don't name—and don't think it's useful to name—one best business school overall. The key question for applicants is ‘What is the best b-school for me?’ To help them decide this, we survey students attending the schools and report what they say about their experiences at them. Our profiles and ranking lists of top schools in various categories are based on straight-from-the-campus data we collected from school administrators and students at the schools.”

The Princeton Review is known for its grad school and college admission services, test-prep courses, books and education services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.