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The Princeton Review ranks Bentley #3 among the "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses"
October 1, 2003
The Princeton Review on October 2 announced the "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses," naming Bentley #3 in the country based on survey responses from more than 100,000 college students and data from campus administrators. Criteria included the student/computer ratio, wireless access, breadth of the computer science curriculum and comments from students on campus.
According to The Princeton Review, the survey was designed to illustrate the depth and breadth of technology on today"s campus. Topping the list is Stevens Institute of Technology, followed by Wake Forest University, with Georgia Tech tied at #3 with Bentley--The Business University.
"Students we heard from at over 600 campuses this year place a high value on having access to technology as part of their college experience," said Robert Franek, editorial director, The Princeton Review. For some, it's a quality of life issue. For others, it's essential to their areas of study. But by and large, students know that honing their tech skills in college can be crucial in their job searches and careers after college."
The Princeton Review looked at the technological sophistication of 351 outstanding U.S. colleges."To differentiate between the very best campuses--the top 25--" the publication considered additional data such as special programs or courses available specifically for or on handheld devices, courses in new areas of technology and a school web site that supports streaming video and audio.
"We are pleased to exclusively offer the complete list of all 351 connected campuses online, said Michael Noer, executive editor news, www.Forbes.com Even if your school didn't make the Top 25, you can find out how it stacks up using our unique interactive tools."
The news marks the latest among rankings that recognize Bentley as a business university with extensive high tech resources and technology woven throughout the curriculum. Just last month, Kaplan/Newsweek named Bentley among the "Hot Colleges for 2004," and "Most Career Focused." US News & World Report"s "2004 America's Best Colleges" ranks Bentley among the Top 10 National Universities-Masters (North),Top 15 in Management Information Systems, Top 20 Service Learning programs, and Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs. US News also ranks Bentley's McCallum Graduate School of Business #21 in Information Systems. In 2001, Bentley received the EDUCAUSE Award for Excellence in Campus Networking.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.
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