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UT Added to Princeton Review List of Best Business Schools

Published: September 07, 2006
UT’s John H. Sykes College of Business is one of 45 schools that The Princeton Review is adding to its annual best business schools guide this year, selecting it for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Best 282 Business Schools (Random House/Princeton Review Books, $22.95), available in bookstores in October.

"We select schools for this book based on several criteria covering three areas: our regard for their academic programs and other offerings, institutional data we collect about them, and opinions of students attending the schools,” said Robert Franek, vice president and publisher of Princeton Review.  “We are very pleased to feature UT in our book. We highly recommend it to readers of the book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."

“We have had tremendous confidence in our graduate programs for some time, given the depth of support we experienced from the community and quality of faculty and staff dedicated to these programs,” said Dr. Joe McCann, dean of the Sykes College of Business. “We look forward to many additional excellent indicators of quality like Princeton Review’s recognition.”

“The University of Tampa is the region’s next great university,” said Dr. William Rhey, dean of graduate studies. “The quality of our graduate programs has exceeded their visibility and recognition for some time now. It is satisfying to see our MBA program get this well-deserved credit.  This should be the first in a series of such regional and national acknowledgements.”

The book includes 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.

The book's ratings and rankings are based on institutional data from the schools and on Princeton Review's surveys of more than 18,000 students attending the schools profiled in the book. The survey asked students about themselves and their career plans, as well as their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.

Best 282 Business Schools is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes Princeton Review guides to the best law schools, medical schools and colleges, plus guides to college and graduate school admission exams.

Princeton Review ( also is known for its test-prep courses and other admission and K-12 education services. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

For more information, call Dr. Rhey at (813) 258-7532.