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UTPA College featured in The Princeton Review's "Best 282 Business Schools: 2007 Edition"
Contact: Sandra Faires, Intern 381-2741
Posted: 10/20/2006
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The Princeton Review, known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools - has listed The University of Texas-Pan American College of Business Administration as an outstanding business school in its recently published "Best 282 Business Schools: 2007 Edition."

The University's MBA Program was highlighted in the two page profile with write-ups on their academics, student life and admission, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.

"We chose schools for this book base 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 experience at the schools. We are pleased to recommend The University of Texas-Pan American to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA," Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's vice president for publishing, said.

Dr. Jerry Prock, professor of finance and MBA Program director, said he is delighted to learn the UTPA College of Business Administration was recognized in The Princeton Review's annual rankings. He said it is a testament to the continued improvement and success in the college and MBA Program.

"Every time one of the programs at UTPA draws national attention, the public's view of this University is elevated. We are glad that the College of Business and the MBA Program can be part of the effort to attract the kind of attention that UTPA so richly deserves." Prock said.

The Princeton Review compiled the ranking lists based on its online surveys of 18,000 business students attending the 282 business schools profiled in the book, and on institutional data from the schools. The 80-question survey asked students questions about themselves, their career plans, and their schools' academic, student body and campus life.

In a "Survey Says..." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that UTPA students it surveyed for the book were in most agreement about. The list includes "cutting-edge classes," "friendly and happy students," and "solid preparation in communication/interpersonal and presentation skills.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools on a single hierarchical list from one to 282, or name one business school best overall. For a complete listing of the schools, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.

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