Princeton Review ranks Barry's School of Business one of top in nation
Oct. 09, 2008
Contact: Gladys Amador
Princeton Review ranks Barry University’s School of Business one of top in nation
Miami Shores- Fla. - Barry University’s Andreas School of Business is listed as one of the top ranking business schools in the nation, according to the newest edition of the Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.”
Already garnering attention from national press, the publication lists Barry’s Andreas as No. 2 in affording the greatest opportunity for minority students.
“It is really thanks to the close attention and dedication that our faculty and staff put into our students that allows for such a ranking,” said Jeffrey Mello, dean of the Andreas School of Business.
Barry University’s Andreas School of Business came in only second to Howard University in D.C. and ranked above eight other major universities including University of Houston- Victoria, Texas A&M and Delaware State. It also marks a steady improvement from last year’s No. 3 ranking and the previous year’s No. 4 ranking.
Among the student survey answers, were praises about Barry’s ability to maintain a socially responsible world view and the many specialized programs, usually only offered at larger universities.
One MBA student cited: “Because the business school is small, you get the benefit of personalized attention. The administrators and class coordinators know your name, and professors can always make time for you to visit them.”
The publication provides 10 separate top-10 lists, compiled through data collected from surveys filled in by 19,000 students at 296 business schools. Instead of creating one overall best list the goal was to create different categories such as best professors or most competitive students. The eleventh list - “Toughest to get into” – was compiled purely from data provided by the institutions themselves. Topping that list- Ivy League heavy weights; Stanford, Harvard and Columbia.
The study is intended to be a useful guide for potential students, according to Robert Franek of the Princeton Review: "We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools.”
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 “America’s Top Diversity Colleges/Universities” by Minority Access, a nonprofit educational organization that helps individuals and institutions to diversify campuses and work sites.
For more information, please contact Barry University School of Business at (305) 899-3500.