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MNSU College of Business Among Top Schools

The Princeton Review Announces "Best 296 Business Schools"


The Princeton Review's Annual Business and Law School Rankings in 11 Categories Now Out in 2015 Editions of its "Best 296 Business Schools" and "Best 169 Law Schools" Books and Website

The Princeton Review - known for its widely-followed college rankins in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools - released the 2015 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys.

In the list of "The Best 296 Business Schools," the College of Business at Minnesota State University-Mankato ranked in the top 60 business schools in the midwest (included in the Best 296 Business Schools list). Other schools on the list include the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management, Ball State University-College of Business, and Kent State University-The College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management.

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The Princeton Review compiled the list by tallying surveys of 41,100 students overall attending the schools - including 21,600 students attending the 296 business schools and 19,500 students attending the 169 law schools. The 80-questions survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.

The business school rankings are posted at and its law school rankings at At these websites, users can also read FAQs about the basis for each ranking list and access the Company's detailed profiles of the schools.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business or law schools hierarchically. "Each school in our books offers outstanding academics: no single law or business school is 'best' overall," said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher, the Princeton Review. "We publish rankings in several categories along with our detailed profiles of the schools to give applicants the broader information they need to determine which school will be best for them."

The ranking tallies factor in data from Princeton Review's surveys of business and law school students completed online at during academic years 2013-14, 2012-13, and 2011-12. The survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans. On average, 115 students at each law school and 73 students at each business school were surveyed for the lists in the books' 2015 editions. All institutional data reported in the books was collected in 2013-14.

The books' school profiles report admission, academics, financial aid, campus life, and career / employment information. The profiles also include school ratings (scores from 60 to 99) in five categories based primarily on institutional data. Among them are scores reflecting the school's "Admissions Selectivity" and "Career" statistics (which factors in data on graduates' starting salaries and employment).

The Princeton Review ( is an education services company headquarted in Natick, MA, with locations across the U.S. and abroad. It is known for its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring services, and line of 150 books published by Random House ( Follow the company's Twitter feed @ThePrincetonRev and visit its Facebook page at

In August, The Princeton Review reported its annual college rankings in 62 categories in its book, "The Best 379 Colleges." In September, the Company reported its annual lists of the top 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurship programs with Entrepreneurship magazine. In February, the company reports its annual list of 150 "Best Value Colleges" with USA TODAY and published its companion book, "The Best Value Colleges."

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.

SOURCE: Random House / Princeton Review Books

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