TCU MBA Students Rank No. 9 Most Competitive in the Nation by The Princeton Review

Princeton review rankingThe Neeley School of Business at TCU is one of the top business schools in the nation for earning an MBA and ranks No. 9 for Most Competitive Students., according to The Princeton Review’s just-published Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition.

The Princeton Review does not have an overall hierarchical ranking of the schools it selects for the publication based on academic programs and survey opinions of 20,300 MBA students, but is does include specialty rankings such as Most Competitive Students, which ranks Neeley at No. 9, and Best Campus Facilities, which ranks Neeley No. 6 in the nation.

The Most Competitive Students ranking is based on TCU MBA students’ assessments of how competitive their classmates are, how heavy the workload is, and the perceived academic pressure. In survey responses, Neeley students said there is an “extremely heavy workload in the beginning” of the fulltime MBA, and “all of the students in the program hold each other to a high standard.” In this “applicable career-focused program,” professors are committed to “pushing our limits and growing our skills in communication, presentations, etc. from the moment classes begin.”

The incoming full-time TCU MBA class is 26 percent larger than last year and has the highest average GMAT score to date at 652. More than half scored above 650.

“It is gratifying to be included in The Princeton Review’s top choices for MBA degrees over the years, because it shows that the TCU MBA is rigorous, relevant and fulfills the promise it makes to students that a TCU MBA degree will be a life-changing experience,” said Bill Cron, senior associate dean of graduate programs and research at the Neeley School.

“We are continually raising the bar for the TCU MBA degree, including adding an MBA for Energy Professionals, which is especially relevant in Texas,” added Bill Wempe, executive director of graduate programs at Neeley.

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