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Bentley Named One of Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs in the Country by U.S. News & World Report

August 20, 2006

In the most recent U.S News & World Report rankings of America's Best Colleges 2007, Bentley is ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs" in the country, as well as a Top 10 "Best Universities, Master's (North)."

In the business specialties categories, Bentley's Management Information Systems ranked #14 nationally and #2 in New England. For the first time, Bentley ranked in the Entrepreneurship category at #19 nationally and # 3 in New England.

In the "Programs to Look For" category, Bentley's Service-Learning program was named one of the best in the nation. And in a new section: "Great Schools, Great Prices," Bentley ranked #5 in the Masters University/North category. The formula is based on the relationship of the school's academic quality to the net cost of admission.


The U.S. News overall "best college" ranking was determined by considering factors such as academic reputation, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving rate. The rankings can be found at

The Princeton Review named Bentley among the "361 Best Colleges and Universities for 2007" and one of the "Best Colleges in the Northeast." Bentley is also one of the colleges profiled in The Princeton Review book, "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement," selected for its record of excellent service-learning programs and blending academics with community work.

Only 15 percent of the four-year undergraduate colleges in America and two Canadian colleges were included in the Princeton Review guide. The list is based on surveys of 110,000 students attending the colleges, institutional data, and visits to the schools. The rankings can be found at www.

Offering a full academic experience, the Bentley undergraduate business program combines a cutting-edge business curriculum with a full complement of arts and sciences courses. The mission at Bentley is to prepare students to become leaders in the new world of business by infusing technology and the humanities into business education. Bentley students interact with faculty who are business practitioners and scholars in their fields and use state-of-the-art, high-tech learning labs to gain practical, applied business experience.

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

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