The Williams College of Business is again named one of the best business schools in the nation

The Princeton Review bases its results on surveys of students attending the schools and on the schools' own reported data | October 7, 2008

For the fifth year in a row, the Williams College of Business has been named one of the most outstanding business schools in the nation in an annual publication by The Princeton Review.

The results, compiled in the report Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition, are being released today, Tuesday, Oct. 7, by the New York-based education services company (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.95).

“We are grateful to our students and alumni who responded to The Princeton Review’s survey,” said 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.”

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 for the third year in a row. The rankings list Xavier’s program 16th in U.S. News’ America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008.

In August, Xavier was named one of the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. The 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranks Xavier number two among 142 Midwest colleges and universities. It is the 14th 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. The New York-based education services company features Xavier in the new 2009 edition of its annual book, The Best 368 Colleges.

Best 296 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 compiled the lists based on its surveys of over 19,000 students attending the 296 business schools in the books, and on school-reported data.

The Princeton Review has posted the ranking lists and information on how they are compiled at where the lists can be searched by school or category. Other 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,” said Robert Franek, VP/Publisher, Princeton Review.

The ranking lists are based on surveys of students conducted during the last three academic years. Most were completed online at The Princeton Review's student survey site. The 80-question survey asks students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, and their own experiences and career plans. 

The school profiles in each book cover academics, admission, financial aid, campus life and career information. They include advice on funding the degrees and applying to the programs.

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