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.

“Best Career Prospects” to “Best Professors” based on Surveys of 41,100 Students

NEW YORK, October 7, 2014 — The Princeton Review—known for its widely-followed college rankings in dozens of categories based on how students rate their schools—today released the 2015 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys.

The Best 296 Business Schools and The Best 169 Law Schools (Random House / Princeton Review, 2015 Editions, $22.99 USD) each report lists of top 10 ranking schools in 11 categories.

The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 41,100 students overall attending the schools profiled in the books — including 21,600 students attending the 296 business schools and 19,500 students attending the 169 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"

Stanford University
Law school:
Northwestern University

"Best Professors"

Yale University
Law school:
Duke University

"Best Classroom Experience"

New York University
Law school:
Stanford University

"Most Competitive Students"

Acton School of Business
Law school:
Baylor University

"Toughest to Get Into"

(the only ranking list in the books based on school-reported data)

Stanford University
Law school:
Yale University

Other lists in "The Best 296 Business Schools" and #1 schools on them include:

"Greatest Opportunity for Women"

  • Simmons College

"Best Green MBA"

  • Yale University

Other lists in "The Best 169 Law Schools" and #1 schools on them include:

"Most Conservative Students"

  • Ave Maria School of Law

"Most Liberal Students"

  • American University

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 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 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, 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 b-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).

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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 Entrepreneur magazine. In February, the Company reported its annual list of 150 “Best Value Colleges” with USA TODAY and published its companion book, The Best Value Colleges .

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