Press Release for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Princeton Review Names Coggin College Best Business School

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The company features UNF's Coggin College in the new 2014 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 295 Business Schools." This is the seventh consecutive year Coggin College has earned this recognition.


"We are delighted, but not surprised, at being recognized again as a best business school," said Dr. Ajay Samant, UNF Coggin College of Business dean. "The quality of education, the availability of transformational learning opportunities, including study abroad and internships, the dedication of the faculty and staff, the support of the business community and the commitment of students make the Coggin College an outstanding institution of learning."


"The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on academics, student life and admissions. In the profile on UNF, the Princeton Review describes UNF as "the best school in Jacksonville," and MBA students laud the "small classes" at Coggin College. The profile also says that Coggin has an "amazing logistics program."


"We recommend UNF's Coggin College as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree. We chose the schools we profile in this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher.


The school profiles in "The Best 295 Business Schools" have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2012-13 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories include: academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, interesting professors and accessible professors. Among the ratings in the Coggin College profile are scores of 84 for admissions selectivity and 83 for academic experience.


The Princeton Review doesn't rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 295 or name one business school best overall. Ten lists are based entirely or partly on The Princeton Review's surveys of 20,300 students attending the 295 business schools profiled in the book.Conducted during the 2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11 academic years, the student surveys were completed online. The ranking lists in the book are posted at  http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx .


In May 2006, Coggin College had two of its programs-Transportation and Logistics and International Business-selected as UNF flagship programs. Both business programs were selected because they are of the highest caliber and each has the potential to draw talented students from around the world, tackle cutting-edge research projects and help solve problems facing today's businesses. This recognition of excellence allows these business programs to grow and expand.


With more than 3,800 students, the Coggin College's mission is to educate and develop business professionals through rigorous, relevant accredited degree programs offered by faculty devoted to student learning and engaged in scholarly activities.Since 1976, the Coggin College of Business has been accredited by AACSB-only one in five business schools are awarded the accreditation, which honors the best business schools in the world. The AACSB is the world leader in accreditation for business education.


UNF, a  nationally ranked  university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.


 

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