Princeton Review Releases Best Law and B-School Rankings

NEW YORK

      The Princeton Review — known for its annual college rankings based on surveys of students attending the schools — has released the 2006 editions of its law and business school guides.

      “Best 159 Law Schools” and “Best 237 Business Schools” (Random House/ Princeton Review, $22.95) each feature 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools in categories from best academics to best career prospects.

      The rankings are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the schools in the books and institutional data from the schools. The company surveyed 15,000 law school students and 16,000 b-school students, asking them to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them. 

      Among the ranking lists in each book is “Best Overall Academic Experience” on which University of Chicago is No. 1 in the law school guide. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is No. 1 in the b-school guide. For “Best Career Prospects,” Northwestern University is No. 1 in the law school guide and Stanford University is No. 1 in the b-school guide. 

      For “Best Professors,” Washington and Lee University is No. 1 in the law school guide. Indiana University-Bloomington is No. 1 in the b-school guide. On the list “Toughest to Get Into,” Yale University is No. 1 in the law school guide and Harvard University is No. 1 in the b-school guide.

      Other lists in the law school guide include “Most Welcoming of Older Students” (William Mitchell College of Law); “Most Competitive Students” (Baylor University); and “Best Quality of Life” (University of St. Thomas).

      Other lists in “Best 237 Business Schools” and No. 1 schools on them are “Greatest Opportunity for Women” (Babson College); “Best Campus Facilities” (Stetson University); and “Most Family Friendly” (Brigham Young University).

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