November 12, 2007
The Princeton Review, publisher of test preparatory books and college and graduate school ranking guides, has again placed CUNY School of Law highly in two critical categories: faculty diversity, for which the school placed fourth, and most welcoming of older students, for which it placed first.
The rankings are included in the 2008 edition of Top 170 Law Schools, a guidebook (Random House/Princeton Review, $22.95) based on feedback from 18,000 students. The 80-question survey asks students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, themselves, and their career plans.
Like its guidebook ranking business schools, the law school compendium has 11 ranking lists of top 10 schools in various categories from “Best Professors” to “Best Career Prospects.”
The Princeton Review has posted the ranking lists and information on how they are compiled. Other ranking categories report the top 10 schools with the best professors, the most conservative or most liberal student bodies, and the greatest opportunities for minority students.
Said Robert Franek, vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review, “We compile our ranking lists in multiple categories based on what students report to us about their schools to help applicants decide which of these academically outstanding schools is best for them.” The schools in The Princeton Review guidebooks are not ranked academically nor are they ranked hierarchically in any single category.