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NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review -- known for its annual "Best 357 Colleges" rankings based on surveys of students who rate their schools -- tomorrow releases two new graduate school guides, each of which report school rankings. "Best 117 Law Schools" and "Best 143 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.95 each, 2005 Editions, 9/21/04) each feature 11 lists of top 10 ranking schools in various categories. The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on institutional data from the schools and surveys of students attending them in 2003-04.

The company surveyed 7,000 students at the 117 law schools and 11,000 students at the 143 business schools. Among the ranking lists in each book is "Best Overall Academic Experience." Stanford Univ. (Stanford, CA) is #1 on this list in both the law and business school guides. On "Toughest to Get Into," Stanford is #1 in the business school guide, while Yale Univ. (New Haven, CT) is #1 in the law school guide. In the category "Best Career Prospects," the Univ. of Chicago is #1 in the law school guide; New York Univ. is #1 in the business school guide. In "Best 117 Law Schools," other ranking lists and #1 schools on them are: "Best Professors" Washington and Lee Univ. (Lexington, VA), "Most Diverse Faculty" Univ. of Hawaii (Manoa), "Best Quality of Life" Univ. of Virginia (Charlottesville), and "Most Welcoming of Older Students" Seattle (WA) Univ. In "Best 143 Business Schools," other ranking lists and #1 schools on them are: "Best Professors" Indiana Univ. (Bloomington), "Best Administered" Seattle (WA) Pacific Univ., "Best Campus Facilities" Stetson Univ. (Deland, FL), and "Most Family Friendly" Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). Complete lists of top 10 schools in all 11 categories in each book will be posted at (http://www.PrincetonReview.com) at 8 pm ET tonight.

About the surveys: The surveys asked students over 40 questions about themselves, their career plans, and their school's academics, student body and campus life. For ten of the ranking lists in each book that incorporate or are based entirely on student answers to survey questions, only law and business schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were considered. All schools in the books were considered for the list "Toughest to Get Into" which measures the difficulty of winning acceptance to the schools and is based only on institutional data.

About the books: Each book also has advice on applying to the schools and two-page school profiles with information on academics, admission, financial aid, and campus life. Back sections include additional (data only) school listings and some profiles written by the schools, for which they paid a small fee to have included in the book.

About The Princeton Review: The Princeton Review is a New York City-based company known for its test prep courses, education services, college and grad school admission services, and over 200 books published by Random House. Among them are "Best 162 Medical Schools" (on sale Oct. 26) and "Complete Book of Graduate Programs in the Arts and Sciences." The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.