College of Business Featured in The Princeton Review's "The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition"
October 14, 2010—The UT Arlington College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, on sale date October 12, 2010, $22.99).
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the UT Arlington College of Business to readers of our book and users of our site, http://www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."
"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" 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. In the profile on the UT Arlington College of Business, the Princeton Review editors commented: “The school maintains an outstanding reputation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, and also attracts students for its unique fields of study." They quote from students attending the College of Business who say "you’ll get a high-quality education for a reasonable price.”
Students were also impressed with the college’s growing network of corporate contacts: “the school has established a very good rapport with businesses around the Metroplex, who easily absorb fresh graduates!” A recent accounting graduate added: “I was heavily recruited by the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as small local firms, middle-market firms, and ‘industry’ firms with accounting departments. The opportunity that I had with being placed with a company was extraordinary.”
In a "Survey Says . . . " sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that the College of Business students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: "cutting-edge classes” and “good peer network". The Princeton Review's 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 300, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2009-10, 2008-09, and 2007-08 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.) The lists are posted at http://www.PrincetonReview.com.
About the UT Arlington College of Business
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business is home to innovative educators who know business—a place where blazing new trails is the norm. One of the largest business schools in the nation, the college prepares more than 5,500 students each year for their roles as leaders, innovators and influencers in the global community.
The College of Business is among the nation's most productive business schools in published academic research. The college is in an elite group of U.S. business schools fully accredited at all degree levels in both business administration and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.