The Princeton Review Has Released its Best Business Schools for 2022 Ranking Lists

Lists Name Top 10 On-Campus MBA Programs in 18 Categories & Top 50 Online MBA Programs

NEW YORK, December 14, 2021 / — The Princeton Review®— the education services company known for its test prep, tutoring, and college and grad school rankings—today released its ranking lists of Best Business Schools for 2022.

The Princeton Review reports these annual ranking lists—accessible for free at —in two groups. One names the best On-Campus MBA Programs: that list features 18 categories and identifies the top 10 schools for each category in rank order. The other names the best Online MBA programs: that list identifies the top 50 schools in rank order.

On the lists of On-Campus MBA Programs for 2022, Stanford University (CA) earned the most #1 rankings, finishing first on five lists including Best Classroom Experience, Best MBA for Marketing, and Toughest to Get Into. Cornell University earned the second most #1 rankings, finishing first on three lists: Best Career Prospects, Best Campus Environment, and Most Family-Friendly. 

On the list of Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022, Indiana University—Bloomington earned the #1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year.

The Princeton Review tallied its lists of Best Business Schools for 2022 based on data from its surveys of nearly 26,000 students enrolled in MBA programs at 375 schools, and of administrators at those schools. Six of the lists were based solely on data from student surveys. Eleven were based on data from student and administrator surveys. One was based solely on data from administrator surveys.

Information about the methodology for The Princeton Review Best Business Schools lists is at The company’s website also provides detailed profiles of the business schools, complete with program descriptions and application advice.

"We commend these schools for their outstanding MBA programs," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor in chief. "Each program—on-campus as well as online—offers stellar academics as well as robust experiential components. For students considering an MBA, we present multiple ranking lists. We do not tally a mega-list of best business schools overall because no school, in our opinion, is #1 overall. Our goal, for the more than 25 years we've conducted this project, is to help MBA applicants choose the business schools and MBA programs best for them.

Top Schools on The Princeton Review's On-Campus MBA Programs Ranking Lists in 18 Categories

Six lists are based on student-reported data. The categories and #1 schools on the lists are:

  • Best Administered – University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  • Best Campus Environment – Cornell University (NY)
  • Best Professors – University of Virginia
  • Most Competitive Students – Acton School of Business (TX)
  • Most Family-Friendly – Cornell University (NY)
  • Best Green MBA – Bard College (NY)

Eleven lists are based on student-reported and on administrator-reported data. The categories and #1 schools on the lists are:

  • Best MBA for Marketing – Stanford University (CA)
  • Best MBA for Nonprofit – Stanford University (CA)
  • Best Career Prospects – Cornell University (NY)
  • Best MBA for Management – Stanford University (CA)
  • Best Classroom Experience – Stanford University (CA)
  • Best MBA for Consulting – University of Virginia
  • Best MBA for Finance – New York University
  • Best MBA for Human Resources – American University (DC)
  • Best MBA for Operations – Arizona State University
  • Greatest Resources for Minority Students – Howard University (DC)
  • Greatest Resources for Women – University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

One list is based on administrator-reported data. The category and #1 school are:

  • Toughest to Get Into – Stanford University (CA) 

Top 10 Schools on The Princeton Review's List of Top 50 Online MBA Programs

This list—based on student- and administrator-reported data—reports the top 50 schools in rank order. The top 10 schools on the list are:

  1. Indiana University—Bloomington
  2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  3. University of Southern California
  4. Rice University (TX)
  5. Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  6. University of Florida
  7. University of Denver (CO)
  8. University of Nebraska—Lincoln
  9. Santa Clara University (CA)
  10. Jack Welch Management Institute (VA)

About The Princeton Review's On-Campus MBA Lists

The Princeton Review tallied its 18 lists of top 10 on-campus MBA schools for 2022 based on data from surveys of administrators at 241 such schools in 2020-21, and of more than 18,900 students enrolled at the schools during the 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2018–19 academic years. The administrator survey contained more than 300 questions about the MBA programs. The student survey asked students more than 90 questions about their school's academics, student body, and campus life, as well as their career plans.

About The Princeton Review’s Online MBA Programs Ranking List

The Princeton Review tallied its list of the top 50 online MBA schools for 2022 based on its 2020-21 survey of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs (defined as where a majority of the program is online). The company also factored in data from its survey in 2020–2021 of more than 7,000 students enrolled in the online MBA programs. More than 60 data points were weighted to determine the list and rankings. The criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms, and career outcomes.

Note: All schools that participate in The Princeton Review surveys for its Best Business Schools project are considered for the ranking lists. Schools that do not participate are not considered.

The Princeton Review also reports annual lists of the Top Undergraduate and Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies. The lists for 2022 posted on November 16, 2021, at

Today, The Princeton Review also reported its Best Law Schools for 2022 ranking lists in 14 categories. The lists are posted at

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