For the sixth year in a row, Xavier University’s Williams College of Business (WCB) has been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features WCB in the 2010 edition of its book, Best 301 Business Schools which will be released tomorrow (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.99, October 6).
“It is a proud moment to once again be featured by The Princeton Review,” says Ali Malekzadeh, Dean of the Williams College of Business. “To be featured for six years running speaks to the college’s world-class faculty, dedicated staff, and advisory board members who create a rich learning environment that is closely connected to the business community, and rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit mission of Xavier University. ”
In the profile, Princeton Review editors describe WCB as being able to combine “three things that students respect: “academic excellence,” a “strong reputation,” and “scheduling convenience” to fit the lives of working professionals.”
Earlier this year, WCB’s part-time MBA program was ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. This is the fourth year in a row WCB has received that honor. The rankings list Xavier’s program as 14th.
In August, Xavier was named one of the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranks Xavier number three among 146 Midwest colleges and universities. It is the 15th year in a row Xavier has been ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Also in August, Xavier was named as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The PrincetonReview. The New York-based education services company features Xavier in the new 2010 edition of its annual book, The Best 371 Colleges.
Best 301 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. The schools in The Princeton Review guidebooks are not ranked academically nor are they ranked hierarchically in any single category.
The Princeton Review does compile lists based on its surveys of more than 19,000 students attending the 301 business schools in the books, and on school-reported data. Conducted during the 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online.
The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of 165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes annual guides to the best law schools and medical schools, plus guides to grad school admission exams and application essays.
The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. The Princeton Review is based in Framingham, MA: its editorial offices are in New York City. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.
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