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Howard University School of Business
Earns Top Spot in 2011 Edition of Princeton Review

WASHINGTON (Oct. 13, 2010) – The Princeton Review recently announced that the Howard University School of Business has been ranked number one for the “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” in the 2011 Edition: The Best 300 Business Schools.
This marks the eighth time that Howard’s MBA program has ranked number one in the past nine years. The Princeton Review surveyed more than 19,000 students at 300 business schools, in addition to collecting data from school administrators, to create 11 ranking lists.  To see the complete list of Best Business Schools and categories, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings.aspx.

The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, MA with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.


About The Howard University School of Business: 
The Howard University School of Business, as it is known today, was founded 40 years ago. The School of Business began however as an institution of learning that trained students in the field of business in 1870, when the Board of Trustees of Howard University approved the establishment of a school of Commerce in conjunction with the Freedman's Saving Bank and Trust Company. The school and Bank ventures were discontinued only four years later but the seeds that were sown endured and led to the reopening of the school in 1903. At reopening, the school initially offered a Bachelors of Science Degree that would be reclassified, a year later, as a secondary-level training program for the next thirteen years.

Forty three years after the school reopened, in 1946, the Marketing, Accounting, and Real Estate and Insurance programs were added to the school’s educational curriculum. In 1970, the present-day School of Business was founded, with Dr. Milton Wilson as Dean. Over the years that followed, the School of Business’ prominence within Howard University grew, as the school became the second largest among schools and colleges within the University in terms of enrollment, and firmly established its reputation for excellence in both the academic and business communities.

About The Princeton Review:
The Princeton Review has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college and graduate school test preparation and tutoring.  With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free Web site, (www.PrincetonReview.com), the Company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education.  The Princeton Review also partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.

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