UMass Dartmouth's Charlton College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the university in the just-published 2007 edition of its "Best 282 Business Schools." (Random House / Princeton Review, Oct. 3, 2006, $22.95).
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 UMass Dartmouth 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. The Princeton Review profile of Charlton College, citing student comments, says, "students praise their program's 'fine academic facilities and equipment' as well as the school's 'favorable student-professor ratio.' Administrators and professors are 'very helpful and nice' and have a way of 'making everything easier to understand.' The net result of these positive factors is a 'satisfying academic experience'."
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.)
"Best 282 Business Schools" also has advice on applying to schools and funding the degrees. The book is one of 200 Princeton Review titles published by Random House. The line includes annual guides to the best law schools and medical schools, plus guides to grad school application essays and admission exams. The Princeton Review is also known for its college and career guidebooks, its test-prep courses and other education services. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.