The Princeton Review has released the 2014 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys.
The 80-question survey asked 20,300 students attending 295 business schools, and 18,500 law students at 169 schools, to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data.
Each report lists the top 10 ranking schools in 11 categories. Here’s a glimpse of the ranking list categories and the business schools ranked #1 on them:
“Best Career Prospects”
Stanford Graduate School of Business
University of California—Berkeley Haas School of Business
“Best Classroom Experience”
New York University’s Stern School of Business
“Most Competitive Students”
Acton School of Business
“Toughest to Get Into” (the only ranking list in the books based on school-reported data)
“Greatest Opportunity for Women”
Simmons School of Management
“Best Green MBA”
Yale School of Management
The books also include other categories of ranking lists. Among them are lists of top 10 schools that are “Best Administered,” “Most Family Friendly,” or offer the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.”
The Princeton Review does not rank the business or law schools hierarchically. “Each school in our books offers outstanding academics: no single law or b-school is ‘best’ overall,” says Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher, The Princeton Review. “We publish rankings in several categories and detailed profiles of the schools to give applicants the broader information they need to determine which school will be best for them.”
“The Best 295 Business Schools” and “The Best 169 Law Schools” guides are available now at Random House.