TU's Business College Featured in Princeton Review's "The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition"

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tulsa Okla. - The University of Tulsa's Collins College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2010 edition of its book, "The Best 301 Business Schools," which was released this month.

“We are pleased to recommend the Collins College of Business to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing. “We chose the 301 business schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book.”

“The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition” 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 the Collins College of Business, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as “a small private school with a great local reputation … a well-rounded MBA curriculum, an enviably low student/faculty ratio, and an intimate and supportive academic atmosphere.”

The profile includes quotes from students attending the Collins College of Business who say, “Every professor that I have ever taken a course with knows me by name and makes themselves available for help, even if I do not currently have a course with them.” Another agrees, “Young professors and senior professors alike all truly are dedicated to our learning experience. They strive for us to succeed.”

The Princeton Review's 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life. The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 301 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 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed 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.) The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.

The Collins College of Business focuses on flexible programs, which meet the needs of its students, while providing graduates who meet the needs of the business and health care communities. To provide its students with an environment that encourages personal success, the college strives to maintain low student-to-faculty ratios in its classes and of course, classes taught by full-time college faculty. The Collins College of Business is accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Less than one-third of U.S. business schools and less than 15 percent of business schools worldwide meet the standards of AACSB International.

Tom Droege, Rex Public Relations, L.L.C.