RIT Named to Princeton Review’s Best 290 Business Schools

E. Philip Saunders College of Business listed in 2008 edition, available in October

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s E Philip Saunders College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company has selected the school for inclusion in the 2008 edition of its book, “Best 290 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review Books, $22.95), available in bookstores October 9. Saunders College of Business is one of 23 business schools The Princeton Review is adding to the guidebook this year.

In response to RIT’s selection, Saunders College of Business Dean Ashok Rao says, “The faculty and staff of the E. Philip Saunders College of Business believe in student-centered learning and continue to develop exciting new programs. We prepare our students to succeed in today’s innovative and globally diverse companies.”

According to Robert Franek, vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review, “We select schools for this book based on several criteria. They cover three areas: our regard for their academic programs and other offerings, institutional data we collect about the schools, and opinions of students attending the schools.

“We are very pleased to add RIT’s Saunders College of Business to our book this year and to recommend it to our readers and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA.”

“Best 290 Business Schools” has 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 Princeton Review does not name a best business school overall or rank the schools in the book from 1 to 290. The book has, instead, 11 ranking lists with each one reporting just the top 10 business schools (of the 290 in the book) in different categories from “Toughest to Get Into” to “Best Career Prospects.”

E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) and enrolls more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. In fall 2007, the college created an academic major for incoming students in its newly established Center for Consumer Financial Services, and RIT’s Saunders College is also home to the Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.