Williams College of Business named one of nation's best

Praise for college continues with listing in the 2007 issue of Best 282 Business Schools by The Princeton Review | October 4, 2006

Xavier University’s Williams College of Business is once again named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features Xavier in the just-published 2007 edition of its “Best 282 Business Schools."

“This latest national honor was earned by our faculty and staff every day in the classrooms and the hallways of the Williams College of Business,” says Dean Ali Malekzadeh. “Coming on the heels of being named as one of the top 25 MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, it further validates why more than a thousand M.B.A. students choose Xavier University.”

In June, the college's part-time M.B.A. program was ranked 24th best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking is part of magazine’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2007.” This is the first year the rankings have included part-time M.B.A. programs.

This new honor comes just a few weeks after The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine named Xavier University as one of the top schools for entrepreneurs. Xavier ranked 11th in that survey. The Princeton Review also features Xavier in the 2007 edition of its annual book, “The Best 361 Colleges”

In August, Xavier was named one of the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report. The 2007 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” ranks Xavier number two among 142 Midwest colleges and universities. It is the 12th year in a row Xavier has been ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report.

“Best 282 Business Schools” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president for publishing, “We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools. We are pleased to recommend Xavier University to readers of our book and users of our web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an M.B.A.”

The Princeton Review’s 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 282, or name one business school best overall. The book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. The lists are also posted at www.PrincetonReview.com. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 18,000 students attending the 282 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists). Conducted during the 2005-2006, 2004-2005 and 2003-2004 academic years, the student surveys were done primarily online. One list, “Toughest to Get Into,” is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.)

“Best 282 Business Schools” also has advice on applying to schools and funding the degrees. The book is one of 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. The line includes annual guides to the best law schools and medical schools, plus guides to grad school application essays and admission exams. The Princeton Review is also known for its college and career guidebooks, its test-prep courses and other education services. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.