The Princeton Review's Annual B- and Law School Rankings Now Out in its Best 295 Business Schools and Best 173 Law Schools (2016 Editions) Guidebooks and Website

Top Schools Named in 11 Categories – For "Best Career Prospects," #1 B-School is Stanford / #1 Law School is U-Penn

NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 /—The Princeton Review—well-known for its college rankings in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools—today released the 2016 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys.    

The Best 295 Business Schools and The Best 173 Law Schools (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, 2016 Editions, $26.99 and $24.99 respectively) each report lists of top 10 ranking schools in 11 categories.    

The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 41,700 students attending schools in the books. The company surveyed 22,000 students attending the 295 business schools and 19,700 students attending the 173 law schools. The 80-question 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.  

Among the ranking list categories in each book and schools ranked #1 on them:

"Best Career Prospects"

  • B-school: Stanford University
  • Law school: University of Pennsylvania

"Best Professors"

  • B-school: Indiana University—Bloomington
  • Law school: Duke University

"Best Classroom Experience"

  • B-school: Harvard University
  • Law school: Stanford University

"Most Competitive Students"

  • B-school: Acton School of Business
  • Law school: Baylor University

"Toughest to Get Into"
(the only ranking list in the books based on school-reported data)

  • B-school: Stanford University
  • Law school: Yale University

Other lists in The Best 295 Business Schools and #1 schools on them include:

"Greatest Opportunity for Women"

  • Simmons College School of Management

"Best Green MBA"

  • University of Oregon

Other lists in The Best 173 Law Schools and #1 schools on them include:

"Most Conservative Students"

  • Ave Maria School of Law

"Most Liberal Students"

  • Northeastern University

The guidebooks include other ranking list categories. Among them are the top 10 schools for "Best Administered,"  "Most Family Friendly," and "Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students." 

The Princeton Review today posted its business school rankings and its law school rankings. At these areas, users can also read FAQs about the basis for each ranking list and access the company's detailed profiles of the schools.

The schools we selected for these guides all offer academically outstanding degrees: we recommend them highly, said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher, The Princeton Review. Their program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles. Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as "best" overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best law or b-school for them.

The Princeton Review's ranking list tallies factor in data from its surveys of business and law school students completed at during the 2014-15, 2013-14, and 2012-13 school years. The survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans. On average, 113 students at each law school and 74 students at each b-school were surveyed for the lists in the books' 2016 editions. All institutional data reported in these editions was collected in 2014-15.

The books' school profiles include 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 rating scores for "Admissions Selectivity" and Career" statistics (which factors in data on graduates' starting salaries and employment). 

Today, The Princeton Review also published The Best 167 Medical Schools 2016 Edition ($24.99), which does not have ranking lists. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. 

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