BYU business, law schools among best--and most family friendly

A 2-year-old might be out of place in most college business schools, but not those in Utah.

Young Nathan Nolte sat quietly on the back row of his father's MBA class, though his presence didn't go unnoticed by University of Utah David Eccles School of Business professors and students who couldn't avoid the blond toddler.

"He felt pretty important that day," Ben Nolte said about his son who accompanied him on the last day of class last year. Nolte also felt it was important having his son there, and he's not so sure just any school would allow it.

Utah's demographics, which include a number of young families and young married students, helped land the U. and Brigham Young University among Princeton Review's top business and law schools of 2010, which is expected to be released Tuesday.

The highest ranking achieved by either school was in the "family friendly" category, which goes to show that the students are satisfied with how well their families are treated as far as pressure and deadlines go, as well as family involvement and opportunities to mingle.

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