AUSTIN, Texas--(www.PrincetonReview.com). In honor of this recognition, the New York-based education services company has selected to feature Acton School of Business in the newly released 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review).)--The Acton School of Business, known for its Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship program, has been named as an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review (
“Class time is 100 percent dedicated to real-life applicable situations. There is no wasted time on theory that we can’t use.”
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We consider Acton School of Business one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book – 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international -- based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."
The Princeton Review does not rank the schools included in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, 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 entirely or partly on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the schools in the book.
Acton School of Business is one of 60 schools (about 20% of the 296 profiled) in the book that appear on one or more of the book's 11 ranking lists. Most notably in these 11 ranking lists -- Acton School of Business is ranked number 1 as the school with the “Most Competitive Students.”
The full set of lists in the book is posted at www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.
“We couldn’t feel more honored to be ranked in this edition and to have such strongly supportive feedback from the students coming through our doors at Acton. We set incredibly high standards and pride ourselves on our student satisfaction ratings. Receiving a spot in this Princeton Review annual guide is validation that we are doing great things at Action School of Business,” said Jeff Sandefer, founder of the Acton School of Business and its Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship.
What Students and Editors Say About Acton:
The Princeton Review's survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online at http://survey.review.com and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 academic years.
Students in the Acton School of Business program told The Princeton Review editors, “To say the professors here are ‘world-class’ would be an understatement. These are the best teachers an MBA student could ever encounter” and “Class time is 100 percent dedicated to real-life applicable situations. There is no wasted time on theory that we can’t use.”
"The Best 296 Business Schools" includes two-page profiles on each of the MBA schools honored. The two-page profile on Acton includes a write-up on academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions. The profile also has ratings (scores from 60 to 99) for academic experience, admissions selectivity, and career services. In the profile on Acton School of Business, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as “a boot camp for entrepreneurs. This challenging yet rewarding program covers every aspect, practical and personal of launching a successful venture."
Among the rating scores The Princeton Review gave to Acton School of Business in this edition of the book: 95 in academic experience rating, 99 in professors interesting rating, and 87 in professors accessible rating. In addition, in the "Survey Says…" sidebar on Acton School of Business, the Princeton Review editors list topics on the survey about which Acton School of Business students surveyed had the highest consensus. Among them are: good peer network, cutting-edge classes and solid preparation in entrepreneurial studies.
About the Acton School of Business:
Founded in 2002 by four highly successful entrepreneurs, Acton School of Business is home to the Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship, a fully accredited MBA program designed to prepare talented and dedicated students for extraordinary lives as principled business leaders. Taught entirely using the Socratic method, the Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship is an intense nine-month program located in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. Dedicated to changing students’ lives so they can change the world, Acton boasts a roster of Master Teachers who are proven real-world entrepreneurs—they have all founded or managed successful businesses in industries such as oil and gas, consulting, engineering, software, real estate, and others—to the tune of over $4.5 billion in assets and counting. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Acton the #13 program for entrepreneurship in the country, and BusinessWeek named co-founder and Master Teacher Jeff Sandefer one of the top entrepreneurship professors in the United States. Visit www.ActonMBA.org for more information.
About The Princeton Review:
"The Best 296 Business Schools" is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House, Inc. The line includes "The Best 168 Law Schools" (also published in October 2012 and also featuring 11 ranking lists primarily based on surveys of students attending the schools in the book). Other Princeton Review books include "The Best 168 Medical Schools," plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays. Among them: "Business School Essays That Made a Difference."
The Princeton Review is also known for its many categories of college rankings, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and its other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.
Acton School of Business:
The Princeton Review: