October 14, 2005

TCU's M.J. Neeley School of Business Featured in The Princeton Review's Best 237 Business Schools


FORT WORTH, Texas (October 11, 2005) - TCU's M.J. Neeley School of Business has been named one of the nation's most outstanding business schools by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company profiles the Neeley School in its 2006 edition of the "Best 237 Business Schools." In addition to its profile in the book, the school was ranked #2 in Best Campus Facilities and #9 for the Greatest Opportunity for Women.

"Every school we profile in this book offers a terrific MBA education," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review Vice President of Publishing. "We don't name - and don't think it's useful to name - one best business school overall. The key question for applicants is 'What is the best b-school for me?'" According to Neeley School dean Daniel Short, this question separates the Neeley School from other programs. "We believe that the Neeley Business School is the premier business program in Texas because our focus is on the development of the unique potential of each individual," says Short. "We're particularly proud that Princeton Review recognized the special nature of a TCU education."

The book highlights the size of the Neeley School as one of its greatest strengths. Students questioned in the survey noted that the smaller size of the Neeley School allowed professors the opportunity to give ample attention to student needs and gave students the chance to develop close relationships with one another. According to one student, "It all makes for a good learning environment and good networking." Neeley faculty were characterized as prominent and recognizable. One student noted that the faculty has "great minds and are great teachers."

The book's ranking lists of top ten schools in 11 categories are based on institutional data from the schools and on surveys of 16,000 students attending the 237 profiled schools. The survey asked students over 50 questions about themselves, their career plans, and their schools' academics, student body, and campus life. Conducted during the 2004-05 and 2003-04 academic years, the surveys were done primarily online.

The M.J. Neeley School of Business at TCU is committed to developing ethical leaders with a global perspective who help shape the business environment of a rapidly changing future. The school has been consistently recognized by The Wall Street Journal, U.S .News & World Report, Business Week, Forbes, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Neeley was also recently ranked #18 among regional programs and was the highest ranking Texas b-school in a national survey by The Wall Street Journal.

Neeley Contact: Holly Preston, 817-257-7768.