2008-10-16 / Correspondents' Notes

Grove College Again Named Among Nation's Best In New Book

For the third consecutive year, the John L. Grove College of Business is ranked as one of the best business schools in the nation.

The college, with focus on the MBA program, is included in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review's annual guide to business schools. The title of the publication is "Best 296 Business Schools." The Princeton Review does not rank schools academically or hierarchically in its college or graduate school guidebooks.

"In these ever-changing economic times, education is more and more becoming the key to professional and personal success, as well as the success of our nation," said university President William N. Rudd. "Grove College and its outstanding faculty are playing an instrumental role in providing our students - our current and future leaders - with information and insight they need. We're pleased this dedication and the college's many successes are recognized by The Princeton Review."

According to Robert Franek, vice president-publishing 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. We are pleased to recommend Shippensburg to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."

Dr. Stephen J. Holoviak, dean of the college, said, "We are happy to continue a 37-year history of excellence in business education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Princeton Review is a wonderful proxy to testify to this dedication."

The book has a two-page profile of the college with information on academics, student life and admissions. In it, the student respondents cite the college's cutting-edge classrooms and give high marks to facult, y citing that they "tend to be very friendly and like to see success."

The ranking lists are based on surveys of 19,000 business schools students during the 2007-2008, 2006- 2007 and 2005-2006 academic years. On average, 65 students at each business school were surveyed for the rankings lists appearing in the new edition of the book. The 80- question survey asked students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, themselves and their career plans. Most of the surveys were completed online at The Princeton Review's student surveys it while a small percentage was paper surveys completed on the campuses.

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