For the sixth year in a row, the Williams College of Business 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.
“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.”
The Princeton Review editors describe WCB as able to combine three things that students respect: academic excellence, a strong reputation and scheduling convenience to fit the lives of working professionals.
WCB has garnered additional national acclaim this year:
- U.S. News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year ranked WCB’s part-time MBA program one of the best in the nation. This year's ranking lists Xavier’s program as 14th.
- U.S. News and World Report in August named Xavier one of the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities. The 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranks Xavier number three among 146 Midwest colleges and universities. This is the 15th year in a row Xavier has been ranked in the top 10 by the magazine.
- Also in August, the Princeton Review named Xavier one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education and features Xavier in the 2010 edition of the Best 371 Colleges.
The Best 301 Business Schools includes two-page profiles on each school with details on academic offerings, student life and admissions, as well as ratings on 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 compiles lists based on its surveys of more than 19,000 students attending the 301 business schools in the books and on school-reported data. The student surveys were completed primarily online during the 2008-09, 2007-08 and 2006-07 academic years.
The 2010 edition of Best 301 Business Schools also has advice on how to apply to business school and finance 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, as well as guides to grad school admission exams and application essays.