John Cook School of Business named a “Best B-School” by the Princeton Review


St. Louis, MO The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the new 2016 edition of its annual book, “The Best 295 Business Schools” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, October 6, 2015, $26.99) and on its site at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings/best-business-schools   

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, “We recommend Saint Louis University as one of the best to earn an MBA. We chose the 295 schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 22,000 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked students at the 295 b-schools about their school’s academics, student body, and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys that were used for this edition were completed online at http://survey.review.com and conducted in the 2014-15, 2013-14, and 2012-13 academic years.


“Our ranking in the Princeton Review, along with the continued acknowledgement by US News and World Report as a top 100 Business School with top-10 programs in International Business and Entrepreneurship, is a reflection on the exceptional faculty and staff in the Cook School.  The result of their expertise are students who go on to become successful entrepreneurs or rise to C-suite positions in corporations throughout the country” according to Mark Higgins, Dean of the John Cook School of Business


The book’s two-page school profiles have sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates’ employment data. In the profile on the John Cook School of Business, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as: “competitive and academically challenging, but well balanced.” Students find “a combination of full-time professors who are very knowledgeable in their fields, as well as adjunct, who are actually doing what they are teaching.” And a “administration [that] is very approachable and willing to listen to feedback.”

The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2014-15 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99.  Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors Interesting, and Professors Accessible. Among the ratings in the John Cook School of Business profile are scores of 91 for professor accessibility and 89 for Career Rating The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the book at http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings/ratings

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book from 1 to 295, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten of the lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the schools. A few lists, such as “Best Career Prospects,” use both student survey and institutional data. The list, “Toughest to Get Into,” is based solely on institutional data. The Princeton Review explains the methodology for its ranking lists at http://www.princetonreview.com/law-school-rankings/ranking-methodology

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 14,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good. To learn more, visit: www.slu.edu

About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.  

Accredited by AACSB International the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit business.slu.edu. 

About the Princeton Review

“The Best 295 Business Schools” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Penguin Random House. The line includes “The Best 173 Law Schools” (2016 edition also published October 6, 2015) which also features 11 ranking lists primarily based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book. The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its tutoring, admission and test-prep services, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Natick, MA, the company is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).  It is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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Media Contacts:

John Cook School of Business: Matt Fitzpatrick, 314-977-3830

The Princeton Review: Jeanne Krier, Princeton Review Books, 212-539-1350, pressoffice@review.com


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