The Princeton Review lauds USDâ�?�?s Beacom School of Business The University of South Dakotaâ�?�?s Beacom School of Business is one of the nationâ�?�?s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review. In the publicationâ�?�?s 2009 edition of â�?�?Best 296 Business Schools,â�? available on newsstands Oct. 7, the â�?�?Best 296 Business Schoolsâ�? ranks USDâ�?�?s Beacom School of Business with business schools from institutions such as the University of Virginia, Indiana University and Stanford University. The Princeton Review compiled the list based on its surveys of 19,000 students and on school-reported data. Categories surveyed included â�?�?Best Career Prospects,â�? â�?�?Best Campus Facilitiesâ�? and â�?�?Best Classroom Facilities.â�? â�?�?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 schools we believe to be academically outstanding will be best for them,â�? 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 USDâ�?�?s quality and convenience citing a supportive academic atmosphere that stresses valuable classroom interaction, study abroad opportunities and the unique opportunities offered to graduates of the School of Business by the USD Career Development Center. Established in 1927, the Beacom School of Business is the only nationally accredited business program in South Dakota and receives praise in the â�?�?Best 296 Business Schoolsâ�? edition for â�?�?despite its low cost,â�? USD â�?�?maintains high-quality academic programsâ�? and credits professors at USD for their â�?�?networkingâ�? and â�?�?ability to emphasize placement servicesâ�? for Beacom School of Business graduates. For more information or to view The Princeton Reviewâ�?�?s â�?�?Best 296 Business Schoolsâ�? 2009 edition, the list is posted at www.Princeton Review.com.