The Princeton Review's "Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition" includes Babson's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

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The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2012 edition of its book, “The Best 294 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review, on sale date October 11, 2012, $22.99).

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, “We recommend Babson to readers of our book and users of our site,, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 294 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book.”

“The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services. In the profile on Babson, the Princeton Review editors quote from students attending Babson who say “entrepreneurship is everywhere” and “innovation is the status quo.” Another says: “whether you are continuing on in a corporate job or starting your own company, Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® is taught at all levels, providing us with a unique business perspective.”
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 294, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 294 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2010-11, 2009-10, and 2008-09 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. One list, “Toughest to Get Into,” is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.) The lists are posted at
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.  For information, visit
“The Best 294 Business Schools: 2012 Edition” also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of the more than150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes “The Best 167 Law Schools: 2012 Edition” – which also published on October 11, 2011 and has 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools largely based on surveys of students attending them.  Other Princeton Review books include “The Best 168 Medical Schools: 2012 Edition,” plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. The Princeton Review is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and other education services.  Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Princeton Review ( is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.
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By Nancy Sullivan,, 781-239-4623 | 10/17/2011 04:33