St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey School of Business and School of Law are each listed in the 2009 editions of The Princeton Review’s annual law and business school guidebooks, with the MBA program again recognized for providing outstanding opportunities for women.

The newest issues of the “Best 296 Business Schools” and the “Best 174 Law Schools” (Random House/Princeton Review) are available Oct. 7. The ranking lists are based on surveys of law and business school students. On average, 100 students at each law school and 65 students at each business school were surveyed.

For graduate business programs, St. Mary’s was ranked eighth in the nation for “Greatest Opportunity for Women,” a ranking based on the percent of female students, the percent of faculty who are women and results of the student assessments of a variety of factors including resources for female students, how supportive the culture is of female students, whether the school offers coursework for women entrepreneurs, and whether case study material for classes proportionately reflect women in business. This is the second year St. Mary’s MBA program has been highly ranked nationally for opportunities for women.

“Awards and accolades are not the only measure of success, but it is heartening to be recognized by the students themselves for our dedication to provide a quality education that is reflective of all people while specifically providing role models and opportunities for women,” said St. Mary’s President Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D.

The 80-question survey asked students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, themselves, and their career plans. School profiles in “Best 174 Law Schools” and “Best 296 Business Schools” cover admission, academics, financial aid, campus life and career information Introductory chapters offer information and advice on funding the degrees, taking the LSAT and GMAT, applying to the schools and excelling at them.

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