Williams College of Business again named one of best in America

For the fourth straight year the college is included in The Princeton Review's issue of the Best 290 Business Schools | October 8, 2007

Xavier University’s Williams College of Business continues to be one of the nation's outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features Xavier in its 2008 edition of "Best 290 Business Schools," which was released Tuesday, Oct. 9. This is the fourth year in a row the college is featured in the publication.

“We are grateful to our students and alumni who responded to Princeton Review’s survey," says Ali Malekzadeh, Dean of the Williams College of Business. "Obviously they had a first-rate education at the Williams College of Business. Our college’s world-class faculty, dedicated staff and advisory board members create a rich learning environment that is closely connected to the business community and rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit mission of Xavier University.”

The announcement comes on the heels of a series of other rankings for the college and University. Earlier this year, the college's part-time MBA program was ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. This is the second year in a row that the Williams College of Business has received that honor. The rankings list Xavier’s program as 26th and is part of the magazine's issue on "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008."

In August, Xavier was also named one of the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report." The 2008 edition of "America’s Best Colleges" ranks Xavier No. 2 among 142 Midwest colleges and universities. It is the 13th year in a row Xavier has been ranked in the top 10.

Also in August, Xavier was named as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features Xavier in the new 2008 edition of its annual book, The Best 366 Colleges.

The "Best 290 Business Schools" issue 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. The schools in The Princeton Review guidebooks are not ranked academically nor are they ranked hierarchically in any single category.

The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 290 business schools in the books, and on school-reported data. It posts the ranking lists and information on how they are compiled at www.PrincetonReview.com, where the lists can be searched by school or by category. Other ranking categories report the top 10 schools with the most diverse faculties, the most conservative or most liberal student bodies and the greatest opportunities for minority students.

“We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them,” says Robert Franek, VP/Publisher, Princeton Review,

The ranking lists are based on surveys of business school students conducted during the 2006-2007, 2005-2006 and 2004-2005 academic years. Most surveys were completed online. The 80-question survey asks students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, themselves and their career plans. The school profiles in each book cover academics, admission, financial aid, campus life and career information.