Villanova School of Business Featured in the Princeton Review's "BEST 295 BUSINESS SCHOOLS: 2014 EDITION"

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Villanova, PA, October 9, 2013 The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review. The Company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its book, "The Best 295 Business Schools.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We recommend The Villanova School of Business as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business degree. We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book." The Princeton Review's survey asks business school students about their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans.

“We are proud to be included in this distinguished list,” said Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of Villanova School of Business. “We strive to offer our students the best possible education and provide them with the tools to lead successful careers.”

"The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions. In the profile on the Villanova School of Business, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: "a smart choice, providing solid academic rigor while allowing a degree of flexibility needed for working professionals." They quote from students attending VSB who were surveyed by The Princeton Review for the book.  Among the student comments, “You can really move at your own pace based on work/life balance, financial readiness, and learning style.”

The school profiles in "The Best 295 Business Schools” have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2012-13 academic year and/or its student survey for the book.  The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99.  Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting, and Professors Accessible. Among the ratings in VSB’s profile are scores of 89 for Academic Experience and 91 for Professor Accessibility.  

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is ranked #15 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922.  Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Public Policy Research, the Center for the Study of Church Management &Business Ethics and the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center) with each center designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty.  VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.

"The Best 295 Business Schools” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes "The Best 169 Law Schools"  -- also published in October 2013 and also featuring 11 ranking lists primarily based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book. Other Princeton Review books include "The Best 167 Medical Schools," plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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