Spring 2010 Issue

Minority Rules

The Princeton Review has listed Barry University’s Andreas School of Business as one of the nation’s top business schools. In the publication, “The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition,” Barry is ranked No. 3 in affording the greatest opportunity for minority students – behind Howard University and the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration.

Based on student surveys, Barry received high marks for its many specialized programs, usually only offered at larger universities, and for its ability to maintain a socially responsible world view. Aside from being surveyed as having “friendly students,” the book also cites the school’s ability to offer dual degrees in nursing, podiatric medicine and sport management as a strong driving force behind students’ decision to come to Barry.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 19,000 students attending the 301 business schools profiled in the book.

Federally designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2006, Barry has consistently been recognized for its commitment to diversity and the number of degrees it grants to minority students. That same year, Barry was named among “America’s Top Diversity Colleges/Universities” by Minority Access, a nonprofit educational organization that helps individuals and institutions to diversify campuses and work sites.