Updated March 23 at 6:27pm

Local colleges make Princeton Review’s ‘best business’ and ‘best law’ schools lists


NEW YORK – Bryant University, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth all earned places on The Princeton Review’s 2013 list of the ‘Best 296 Business Schools,’ and Roger William’s University earned a place on the college-prep maker’s list of the ‘Best 168 Law Schools.’

Rankings in the 2013 business schools guide guide, released Tuesday, were based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 19,000 students at 296 business programs, as well as data from school administrators.

The list aims to rank the schools in terms of overall quality and help prospective students “identify the attributes of a business school that are important to [them],” according to the Princeton Review’s website.

“The Princeton Review’s inclusion of our MBA program confirms what our graduates tell us: Our unique approach to MBA education generates a depth of understanding and support that resonates with working professionals,” Sam Beldona, associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant, said in prepared remarks. “By integrating the most current business management theory with best business practices, our graduates are able to lead people and effectively manage resources in a complex global marketplace.”

The Bryant MBA program earned an overall program score of 85, the University of Rhode Island’s business program earned a score of 78 and UMass Dartmouth’s program earned a score of 81.

On The Princeton Review’s website, students at Bryant praised the school’s part-time MBA, which is “designed with working professionals in mind.”

Students at the University of Rhode Island’s one-year MBA program said the school represented a “satisfying, affordable option.”

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business “goes the extra mile to make its MBA program as convenient as possible,” according to UMass students.

Roger Williams University landed a place on The Princeton Review’s annual list of the ‘Best 168 Law Schools,’ also released Tuesday.

To be included in the 2013 law schools guide, schools must be American Bar Association approved, meet The Princeton Review’s criteria for academic excellence and allow the organization to conduct surveys of their students.

According to The Princeton Review’s website, learning at Roger Williams University School of Law is both academic and experimental. “Through initiatives like the Pro Bono Collaborative, which links law students with area practitioners to work on pro bono projects, the school is always working to integrate itself into the fabric of the Rhode Island legal community,” said the school’s “Students Say” section.

Students ranked Roger Williams’ three-year program with an overall score of 72.

To view the full list of the ‘Best 296 Business Schools,’ click HERE.

To view the full list of the ‘Best 168 Law Schools,’ click HERE.


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