UHV School of Business Administration ranks in two of Princeton Review’s top-10 lists

The Princeton Review has rated the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration as an outstanding business school for the third year in a row.

The New York-based education services company - known for its college rankings based largely on how students rate their schools - features the School of Business Administration twice in its just-released 2009 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools."

The school is ranked fourth in the book's list of the Greatest Opportunities for Minority Students. This is the third year the school made the list. For the first time, the UHV School of Business Administration also is on the book’s Most Family Friendly list and is ranked 10th.

"We are delighted to receive these recognitions," said Jifu Wang, interim dean of the School of Business Administration. "Being named one of the best business schools in the nation shows we are providing high-quality business programs to our graduate students. We also are committed to diversity and are creating opportunities for our students who have their own families."

The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on surveys from 19,000 students attending the 296 business schools in the books and on school-reported data. The book features 11 ranking lists of the top-10 schools in various categories ranging from Best Professors to Best Career Prospects.

"We select schools for this book 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," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president of publishing. "We are pleased to recommend UHV to readers of our book and users of our Web site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn a Master of Business Administration."

"Best 296 Business Schools" has two-page profiles of each school that include information about academics; student life; and admissions; and ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services. In the UHV profile, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as having abundant degree options, including a traditional MBA, a Global MBA and a Master''s of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. International students have the option of pursuing an MBA through a fourth-year bridge program.

The Princeton Review editors quote from students attending UHV who say, "It is easy to form teams with enthusiastic students that are willing to share the work together. The diversity of the students allows different views of attacking business problems."

UHV President Tim Hudson was pleased with the announcement.

"It''s exciting to know that the UHV School of Business Administration is once again being recognized for meeting one of our core missions of providing an affordable and relevant higher education to our students, many of whom already have family and job obligations," he said.

The Princeton Review is known for its test-prep courses, education programs, admission services and 200 books published by Random House. To view all the rankings, go to For more information about the UHV School of Business Administration, go to

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler