Williams College of Business Featured for Seventh Year in the Princeton Review

Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition | October 12, 2010

For the seventh 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 2011 edition of its book, Best 300 Business Schools released today (Random House / Princeton Review, on sale October 12, 2010, $22.99).

“We have been identified as one of the best business schools for the seventh year in a row,” says Ali Malekzadeh, Dean of the Williams College of Business. “This annual recognition is testament to the good work that the WCB faculty, staff, and advisory board members do, day-in and day-out, in helping our students succeed.“

In the profile, Princeton Review editors describe WCB 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, 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 fifth year in a row WCB has received that honor.

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. The New York-based education services company features Xavier 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 2009-10, 2008-09, and 2007-08 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 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.

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