For seven years straight, Xavier University’s Williams College of Business has been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the College in the 2011 edition of its book, Best 300 Business Schools, released today, Tuesday, Oct. 12, by Random House.
“This annual recognition is testament to the good work that the College faculty, staff and advisory board members do, day in and day out, in helping our students succeed,” said Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business.
In the profile, Princeton Review editors describe the College as “garnering more prestige with every graduating class” and as having a “unique intimacy of small class sizes which allow for forming of stronger relationships and an abundance of networking opportunities.”
Earlier this year, the College’s part-time MBA program was ranked one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth year in a row.
The recognition comes on top of several other top rankings for Xavier this year. In August, Xavier was named one of the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranks Xavier number three among 146 Midwest colleges and universities. It is the 16th 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 Princeton Review. Xavier is featured in the new 2011 edition of its annual book, The Best 373 Colleges.
Best 300 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 300 business schools in the books, and on school-reported data. Conducted during the 2009-2010, 2008-2009 and 2007-2008 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online.
The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition also has advice on applying to business schools and financing. It is one of 165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The book goes on sale today, Oct. 12, for $22.99. For more information, visit the Princeton Review web site.