Princeton Review lauds Smeal MBA program in latest rankings

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Smeal MBA program has been named one of the best business schools in the nation, according to education services company, The Princeton Review. The program was also ranked No. 6 on the Most Family Friendly list and No. 10 on the Best Campus Environment list.

The Princeton Review editors describe the Penn State Smeal master of business administration program as having a strong academic environment with a commitment to providing career services and a close-knit environment.

The schools profiled in The Best 295 Business Schools were chosen based on institutional data collected during the 2012-13 academic year and/or The Princeton Review's student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories include academic experience, admissions selectivity, career preparation and placement, interesting professors and accessible professors. Among the ratings in the Penn State Smeal MBA program profile are scores of 93 for interesting professors and 92 for academic experience.

The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list or name one business school best overall.

About the Penn State Smeal MBA Program
The internationally ranked residential Penn State Smeal MBA Program positions students from around the world for their future careers. The two-year program, based on the University Park campus, begins with a focus on business fundamentals. Through summer internships with top companies and concentration opportunities in areas such as finance, marketing, and supply chain management, students then personalize their Smeal MBA experiences to align with their career aspirations. Learn more at

About The Princeton Review
The Best 295 Business Schools is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The Princeton Review is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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Last Updated October 11, 2013