Available now, the "Best 290 Business Schools" ranks USD's Beacom School of Business with business schools from institutions such as Penn State, Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia and Stanford University.
Criteria used in rating these outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review, were based on student opinion surveys that categorized institutions based on issues such as "Best Career Prospects," "Best Campus Facilities," and "Best Classroom Facilities."
"We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them," stated Robert Franek, vice president of publishing, Princeton Review. Franek also noted that schools listed in the guidebooks are not ranked academically nor are they ranked hierarchically in any single category.
The Princeton Review commended USD's affordability and supportive academic atmosphere adding, "USD's curriculum stresses decision-making, problem-solving, understanding the role of business in society, and developing the leadership ability and social responsibility to help its students."
Established in 1927, the Beacom School of Business is the only nationally accredited business program in South Dakota and receives praise in the "Best 290 Business Schools" edition for its "strong reputation – both locally and nationally," as well as the university's emphasis on career and placement services for Beacom School of Business graduates.