PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 12, 2016)—La Salle University’s School of Business has been named to The Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools 2017. The Princeton Review—well-known for its college rankings in dozens of categories—surveyed 25,000 students attending the 294 business schools included in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools based on academics, professors, career prospects, and more, and report on their experiences.
“La Salle University’s designation as a Best Business School from The Princeton Review points to the forward momentum and renaissance of this transformative university,” said President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. “It speaks to the excellence of our professors and the drive of our students, as well as the successful outcomes supported by a Lasallian business education.”
“La Salle University’s School of Business is a place for professionals who want to succeed and advance their careers in a competitive, global environment,” said Dean Gary Giamartino, Ph.D. “With the addition of Founders’ Hall, our new School of Business building, we’ve broken the paradigm for business school buildings, creating spaces that encourage interaction and group learning. Ultimately, we are educating adults who are ready to make meaningful contributions to their companies, to their communities, and their families.”
“The schools we selected for this guide all offer academically outstanding degrees: we recommend them highly,” said Robert Franek, SVP / Publisher of The Princeton Review. “Their program offerings vary considerably, and we salute and highlight those distinctions in our profiles. Our purpose is not to rank schools hierarchically or crown any school as ‘best’ overall. Our goal is to provide school profiles combined with multiple rating scores and ranking lists to help applicants choose the best business school for them.”
The Princeton Review’s ranking list factors in data from its surveys of business school students completed during the 2015-16, 2014-15, and 2013-14 school years. The survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, and their career plans.
La Salle University’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. Less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.
This announcement comes off the heels of La Salle University’s recent tuition reset, wherein undergraduate tuition will decrease from $40,400 to $28,800—a 29 percent reduction—beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The initiative, known as An Affordable Path For All, builds on La Salle’s long-standing commitment to affordability.
The University has consistently been recognized for providing a great value to its students, most recently by Money magazine (5th on the 2016 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). The University has received additional value citations from the Brookings Institute and U.S. News and World Report.
About La Salle University La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, and has consistently been recognized for providing exceptional value to students, most recently by Money magazine (“5th on the 2016 list of 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.
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