UH Bauer Featured in The Princeton Review’s
“The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition”
The University of Houston C. T. Bauer 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,” released on Oct. 12.
“We are pleased to recommend UH Bauer to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Inclusion in “The Best 300 Business Schools” is an honor for Bauer College, said Dean Arthur D. Warga. “The Princeton Review is one of the most reputable survey and ranking organizations in the nation. Being featured in this survey reflects the quality and strength of Bauer’s MBA program as rated by our most important audience, our students,” Warga said.
“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 UH Bauer, The Princeton Review editors write, “If you want to learn about business straight from the mouth of high-powered executives, you’ll have ample opportunity at Bauer.”
They quote from students attending UH Bauer who say “The city of Houston has lots of career opportunities, and Bauer has an exceptional reputation. Our graduates are synonymous with hard work and dedication.”
In a “Survey Says . . .” sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that UH Bauer students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes “students love Houston, TX; friendly students; good peer network; and cutting-edge classes.” 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 www.PrincetonReview.com.
“The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition” also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of the more than165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes “The Best 172 Law Schools: 2011 Edition” – which also published on October 12, 2010 and has 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools largely based on surveys of students attending them. Other Princeton Review books include an annual guide to the best medical schools, plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Framingham, MA: its editorial offices are in New York City. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.