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Best Business Schools in US - 2016 Ranking

  1. Harvard Business School
  2. Stanford
  3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  4. Northwestern (Kellogg)
  5. Columbia
  6. MIT (Sloan)
  7. University of Chicago
  8. University of Michigan
  9. UNC Chapel-Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
  10. University of California-Berkeley (Haas)
  11. Dartmouth (Tuck)
  12. Virginia (Darden)
  13. UCLA (Anderson)
  14. New York University (Stern)
  15. Yale University (CT)
  16. Carnegie Mellon
  17. Duke (Fuqua)
  18. Texas-Austin
  19. Vanderbilt (Owen)
  20. Indiana University, Bloomington (Kelley)
  21. University of Southern California (Marshall)
  22. Purdue (Krannert)
  23. Georgetown (McDonough)
  24. Rochester (Simon)
  25. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
  26. Michigan State University (Broad)
  27. Ohio State University (Fisher)
  28. Brigham Young University (Marriott) (UT)
  29. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Carlson)
  30. Rice University (Jones) (TX)
  31. Arizona State University Main Campus

MBA Admissions (MBA Program profiles)

Wharton School class profile 2016

Applications : 6,111
Enrolled Class : 859
Work Experience : 0-16
Mean GMAT : 728
GMAT Range 620-780

Purdue (Krannert) - 2014

Age: 27
Work experience: 4 years
GMAT (mean): 615
GPA: 3.34

Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) - 2015

Avg. GMAT:691
Experience: 5yrs
International students : 32%

Harvard Business School)

##Must have four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or its equivalent.
## Submit application portfolio, personal essays, transcripts,three letters of recommendation. All applications are submitted online.
## Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores.
## Non native English speakers must submit TOEFL, unless they received their bachelor's degree from an English medium university.
## Approximately 70 percent students receive financial aid.
## The average TOEFL score for admitted applicants is 281.
## Each year, the application process is conducted in three rounds.

Stanford University

Stanford students are accepted based on a comprehensive review of their qualifications instead of minimum performance standards. Stanford University:
- does not have minimum GPA requirements
- does not have minimum GMAT scores
- does not require a minimum level of work experience
We do not have preferred fields of study or work experience

Columbia Business School

Applications received : 6666
Applicants accepted : 1023
Acceptance rate : 15%
Average age : 28
Age range : 22-37
Minority of US Origin : 33%
International Citizens : 40%
Women : 35%
GMAT scores (mid 80% range) : 680-760
Work Experience (mid 80% range) : 3-7 years
At least one year of work experience : 99%

There are lot of resources on internet regarding ranking of Business schools and they change every year but they are close. It really depends on criteria for ranking (and what kind of MBA program & criteria is important for you). If you want to have a good job it won't really matter much whether you go to Harvard or Wharton or Stanford (region and MBA major plays important role... Most of Columbia graduates end up in Wall Street.. but most graduates from Stanford work in silicon valley!). Financial aid and scholarship is another criteria to be considered. We have seen in many cases students prefer lower ranked school with scholarship over ranked school (tricky call!).

MBA 2015

Admissions and Exam Prep.