MBA Princeton Review

TCU MBA Ranks No. 4 Nationally for Most Competitive Students in 2015 Princeton Review Edition of Best Business Schools

Workload? Pressure? High standards? TCU MBAs say bring it on. They helped the Neeley School of Business at TCU earn high marks to move up in the Top Ten Most Competitive Students specialty ranking. 

October 08,  2014

By Elaine Cole

For three years in a row, the Neeley School of Business at TCU has been featured in the Top Ten Most Competitive Students in The Princeton Review’s annual ranking of graduate business programs. This year, TCU’s Neeley School moved up to 4th in the nation, the highest ranking yet. The Neeley School also ranks No. 6 for Best Campus Facilities.

The Most Competitive Students ranking is based on TCU MBA students’ assessments of how focused on learning and success their classmates are, how challenging the program’s workload is and the perceived academic rigor of the program. In survey responses, Neeley students said a TCU MBA education “focuses more on experiential learning” than solely academics. In this “applicable career-focused program,” there is an emphasis on developing a practical perspective, and professors are committed to “pushing our limits and growing our skills in communication, presentations, etc. from the moment classes begin.”

TCU’s Neeley School is listed as one of the top business schools in the nation for earning an MBA, according to The Princeton Review’s just-published Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition.

The Princeton Review does not rank graduate business schools overall, but selects the best business schools based on the school’s academic programs and offerings, and survey opinions of 21,600 MBA students. Specialty rankings are based on stats and student input.

“We consistently raise the bar at TCU to make sure we have the best combination of rigorous classroom academics and hands-on business experiences for our MBA students. We poll our students, alumni, employers and faculty for feedback and direction. So it is gratifying to see these accolades for TCU in The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of best graduate programs in the nation,” said Bill Cron, senior associate dean of graduate programs at the Neeley School.

The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of the more than165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. For more information, visit (

For more information about the variety of MBA programs at TCU, visit