October 6, 2008

Princeton Review Reports Law and Business School Rankings Based on 37,000 Student Surveys

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review -- known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools -- tomorrow releases the 2009 editions of its annual law and business school guidebooks which also feature rankings uniquely based on student surveys. "Best 174 Law Schools" and "Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.95 each, on sale October 7, 2008) each have ranking lists reporting top 10 schools in eleven categories from "Best Professors" to "Best for Career Prospects."

The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on its surveys of 18,000 students attending the 174 law schools and 19,000 students attending the 296 business schools in the books, and school-reported data.

   Among the ranking list categories in each book and the #1 schools on them:     "Best Professors"   Law school: Boston University   Business school: University of Virginia    "Best for Career Prospects"   Law school: University of Michigan   Business school: Stanford University    "Best Classroom Experience"   Law school: University of Texas at Austin   Business school: Indiana University-Bloomington    "Toughest to Get Into" (the only ranking based entirely on school-reported     data)   Law school: Yale University   Business school: Stanford University     Other lists in "Best 174 Law Schools" and the #1 schools on them:     "Most Competitive Students" - Baylor University   "Best Quality of Life" - University of Virginia   "Most Welcoming of Older Students" - City University of New York-Queens     College     Other lists in "Best 296 Business Schools" and the #1 schools on them:     "Greatest Opportunity for Women" - University of Massachusetts-Amherst   "Most Family Friendly" - Brigham Young University   "Best Campus Facilities" - Bentley College    
Other ranking list categories report the top 10 schools with the most diverse faculties, the most conservative or most liberal student bodies, and the greatest opportunities for minority students. The Princeton Review has posted the rankings and information on how each list was compiled at http://www.princetonreview.com/ where users can search the lists by category or by school.

Said Robert Franek, VP / Publisher, Princeton Review, "We compile our rankings in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these schools we believe to be academically outstanding will be best for them." The Princeton Review does not rank schools academically or hierarchically in any of its college or graduate school guidebooks.

About the student surveys and the books

The ranking lists are based on surveys of law and b-school students during the 2007-08, 2006-07, and 2005-06 academic years. On average, 100 students at each law school and 65 students at each business school were surveyed for the rankings lists in the new editions of the books. The 80-question survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, themselves, and their career plans. Most of the surveys were completed online at The Princeton Review's student survey site: http://survey.review.com/. A small percent were paper surveys completed on the campuses.

School profiles in "Best 174 Law Schools" and "Best 296 Business Schools" cover admission, academics, financial aid, campus life and career information. Introductory chapters offer advice on funding the degrees, taking the LSAT and GMAT, applying to the schools and excelling at them.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company known for its test-prep courses, education programs, admission services, and 200 books published by Random House. Among them are "Best 368 Colleges,""Best 168 Medical Schools" and guides for graduate school admission exams and application essays to business, law and medical schools.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

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