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Professional Woman's Magazine Names San Diego State University Among "Best of the Best" University and MBA School

SDSU Campus looking towards Love Library from Student Services

On March 15, 2013, Professional Woman's Magazine named San Diego State University's College of Business Administration among its Top MBA Schools and named San Diego State University among the Top Colleges & Universities in the magazine's 2013 Best of the Best Lists.

SDSU was one of only six universities to be named in both the Top MBA Schools list and the Top Universities list. The other five were Cornell University, Harvard University, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Chicago Booth, and Yale University.

"San Diego State University takes great pride in the academic achievements of our students, who are extraordinarily diverse ethnically and socioeconomically," said SDSU Provost Nancy Marlin.

Our university culture establishes high academic expectations, and our students consistently achieve and surpass these expectations.

SDSU Provost Nancy Marlin

Professional Woman's Magazine is published by DiversityComm Inc. which conducts annual surveys to "independently identify 'Best of the Best' in relation to outreach and accessibility to the female, Hispanic/Latino, African American and veteran populations."

"We are honored that Professional Woman's Magazine selected San Diego State University's College of Business Administration to be among the Best of the Best MBA Schools based on our successful outreach and diversity efforts," said Dr. Michael Cunningham, dean of SDSU's College of Business Administration. "Our college strives to set the standard for fostering business education and helping to launch the careers of many diverse, underserved and first-generation students."

The 2013 annual survey of U.S. colleges and universities from U.S. News & World Report ranked SDSU as the 18th most ethnically diverse university in the nation. Additionally, women made up 55 percent of the university's undergraduate student population and 62 percent of the graduate students.

Professional Woman's Magazine surveyed and evaluated hundreds of top U.S. companies and universities to determine their annual Best of the Best Lists which are intended as a resource for jobseekers, businesspeople, students and consumers. The Best of the Best Winners List 2013 can be viewed at