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Loyola University New Orleans featured in Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition”

Loyola press release - October 10, 2008

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans is an outstanding business school, according to the Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in its 2009 edition of “Best 296 Business Schools,” which hit bookshelves Tuesday.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president of publishing, said schools were selected for this honor “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.”

The Princeton Review surveyed 19,000 students during the 2007-2008, 2006-2007 and 2005-2006 academic years for possible inclusion in this book. Loyola business students cited “outstanding professors,” small student-to-teacher ratios, career services, a diverse student body and an atmosphere that generally supports student success in the survey.

“We are pleased to recommend the Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA,” Franek said.

College of Business Dean William B. Locander, Ph.D., said the prestigious designation will help to further Loyola’s mission.

“Loyola’s faculty has worked hard to enhance our students’ critical thinking skills in making ethical decisions. In the College of Business, we create a learning place that awakens, enlightens, and transforms students to reach their full leadership potential,” Locander said.

Earlier this year, the Princeton Review recognized Loyola University New Orleans in its “Best 368 Colleges: 2009 Edition” and named Loyola’s College of Social Sciences one of the “Great Schools for Communications Majors” and “Great Schools for Journalism Majors.”

U.S.News & World Report ranked Loyola fifth among master’s universities in the South and first in their “Great Schools, Great Prices” rankings. Forbes.com ranked Loyola 259 out of 569 schools in its inaugural list of “America’s Best Colleges.”

To view the complete list of the “Best 296 Business Schools,” visit www.PrincetonReview.com. To schedule an interview with the College of Business dean or faculty members, contact Catherine Koppel at (504) 861-5448 or by e-mail at ckoppel@loyno.edu