TCU MBA Ranks Top 10 in the Nation for Most Competitive Students Four Years in a Row

“All of the students in the program hold each other to a high standard,” TCU MBAs tell the Princeton Review, publisher of the annual edition of best graduate business schools in the U.S.  

October 06,  2015

By Elaine Cole

The Princeton Review recommends the TCU Neeley School of Business as one of the best in the nation to earn an MBA, according to the Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition. While the schools aren’t ranked overall from 1 to 295, there are several Top 10 specialty rankings based on student surveys.

For four years in a row, the TCU Neeley School of Business ranks in the Top Ten Most Competitive Students (No. 7 for 2016) based on TCU MBA students’ assessments of their classmates’ focus on learning and success, the challenging workload and the academic rigor of the program.

The TCU MBA program also ranks in the Top 10 Best Administered at No. 9.

“We chose the graduate business schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP-publisher. “We also greatly respect the opinions of 22,000 students attending these schools who reported their experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

The TCU Neeley profile in the Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition includes insight into academics, student life, admissions information and employment data. It describes TCU Neeley as offering the best of both worlds, uniting a “small-school atmosphere with big business ties,” and offering a range of MBA options. Students say that “the alumni are fiercely loyal to their own and most will go out of their way to help” with career placement.

“We are delighted to again be recognized by the Princeton Review for the competitiveness of our students,” Bill Wempe, executive director of graduate programs at TCU Neeley, said. “Our students, faculty and staff put great effort into ensuring that the TCU MBA experience provides rigorous academics, transformative experiential learning opportunities and a range of student development programs. Excelling in these areas while at the same time maintaining a collegial learning environment is a testament to the caliber of TCU MBA students.”

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