The MBA program at Mays is among the top 5 best-administered programs in the nation and is No. 10 when it comes to the competitiveness of its students, according to The Princeton Review’s 2006 rankings of business schools.

The rankings are aimed at providing information to potential business students. The Princeton Review, known for its test-prep courses and education services, asked more than 16,000 business school students in online surveys to rate their school’s academic services, student body and campus life. The company then compiled the results into 11 categories from “greatest opportunity for women” to “toughest to get into” in the book Best 237 Business Schools, released in October.

Mays’ rank as 5th on the list of best-administered schools, which includes Emory and Villanova universities, is based on student assessment of how smoothly the school is run and the ease with which students can get into required and popular courses.

Mays came in among the top 10 schools on the “most competitive students” list that also included Purdue and Rice universities. That item is grounded in feedback from students on how heavy the workload is and how competitive classmates are.

MBA students complete a 16-month, 48-credit-hour program at Mays, characterized by small classes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. More than 95 percent of the school’s MBA graduates are employed three months after graduation.