Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools."
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publishing, "We are pleased to recommend UWG’s Richards 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. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high 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."
“I am delighted to hear that the Richards College of Business has again been recognized as being among the Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools,” said UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna. “This recognition is well deserved given the exceptional faculty, students, staff, programs and leadership in the college.”
"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 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 Richards College, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as having students who: "are a friendly and close-knit bunch." They quote from students attending RCOB who say “I have a group of about 10+ friends throughout my business classes, and we all help each other out with difficult questions and strive to help everyone achieve.”
In a "Survey Says . . . " sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that RCOB students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: "Students love Carrollton, happy students, smart classrooms, and solid preparation in general management." 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 300, or name one business school best overall.
"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree.