Grove College earns second national honor

The John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University today (Oct. 9) earned its second national honor this semester.

The Princeton Review named Grove College as one of the best business schools in the nation in its “The Best 296 Business Schools.” The annual book was published today.    

In September, Grove College was again recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” category.     

Grove College Dean John Kooti, in discussing today's honor, said, “Thanks to highly qualified faculty, dedicated staff and supportive central administration, the John L. Grove College of Business continues to provide high quality and high value undergraduate and MBA programs with more than 30 years of AACSB accreditation and 75 years tradition of excellence in business education. The latest ranking by Princeton Review is a wonderful testimony to this dedication.”   

AACSB is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, “We consider Grove College one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book — 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international — based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question survey for the book."

The publication’s survey asked 19,000 students at the 296 schools their opinions of their school's academics, student body and campus life as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11, and 2009-10 academic years. The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 296, or name one business school best overall.

The publication includes a two-page profile of Grove College. The profile includes write-ups on academics, career and placement, student life and environment, admissions, and quotes from students. One student is quoted saying that small class sizes and a good use of technology also facilitate “an intimate learning experience between professor and student.” 

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