College Featured In The Princeton Review’s “Best 282 Business Schools: 2007 Edition”

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 New York, NY – October, 4, 2006--Baruch College is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review.  The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2007 edition of its “Best 282 Business Schools.” 

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP-Publishing, "We chose schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools.  We are pleased to recommend Baruch College to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."   

“Best 282 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.  In the profile on Baruch, the Princeton Review editors describe offerings in accounting, finance, management, and entrepreneurship as: “strong, with an MBA program that offers full-time study, but caters primarily to the flex-time student.”  Quotes from students describe the College as offering, "great fieldwork classes with current topics in business, where each semester teams of students go on-site to a firm to solve a problem."    

The Princeton Review's 80-question survey asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. In a "Survey Says. . ." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that Baruch students it surveyed for the book were in most agreement about.   The list includes: "smart classrooms,"  "a great place for students who love New York City,” and “solid preparation in accounting, teamwork, and communication/interpersonal skills."  

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 282, or name one business school best overall.   The book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories.  The lists are also posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.  Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 18,000 students attending the 282 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 2005-06, 04-05 and 03-04 academic years, the student surveys were done primarily 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.)

About Baruch College
Baruch College has an over 150-year history of excellence in public higher education with an emphasis on business. It is an award-winning, diverse institution and a senior college in The City University of New York system, the nation’s leading urban public university system. Baruch draws bright and ambitious students who are serious about preparing themselves to succeed.

Baruch offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study through its three schools: the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The College also offers non-degree and certificate programs through its Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Contact: Carol Abrams, Chief Communications Officer, Baruch College, (646) 660-6105, or Lara Moon, Communications & Marketing, (646) 660-6093.

Contact for Princeton Review Books: Jeanne Krier, (212) 539-1350.