Harvard | Mr. Overrepresented MBB Consultant (2+2)
GMAT 760, GPA 3.95
Wharton | Mr. Big Four To IB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Rice Jones | Mr. Tech Firm Product Manager
GRE 320, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Billion Dollar Startup
GRE 309, GPA 6.75/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Mexican Central Banker
GMAT 730, GPA 95.8/100 (1st in class)
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Tech Risk
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Ms. Strategy & Marketing Roles
GMAT 750, GPA 9.66/10
Harvard | Mr. Bomb Squad To Business
GMAT 740, GPA 3.36
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Foster School of Business | Mr. Corporate Strategy In Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.32
IU Kelley | Mr. Advertising Guy
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Yale | Mr. Lawyer Turned Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Whitecoat Businessman
GMAT 740, GPA Equivalent to 3(Wes) and 3.4(scholaro)
MIT Sloan | Ms. Digital Manufacturing To Tech Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Healthcare Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Developing Social Enterprises
GMAT 750, GPA 3.75
Yale | Mr. Education Management
GMAT 730, GPA 7.797/10
Columbia | Mr. Neptune
GMAT 750, GPA 3.65
Darden | Ms. Education Management
GRE 331, GPA 9.284/10
Columbia | Mr. Confused Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs In 2010

P&Q Rank & School Index BW Forbes News FT Econ
1. Harvard Business School Boston, MA 100.0 2 3 1 3 4
2. Stanford Business School Stanford, CA 99.1 5 1 1 4 7
3. Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL 98.5 1 4 5 9 1
4. Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA 98.1 3 5 5 2 8
5. Columbia Business School New York, NY 94.1 9 6 9 6 12
6. Dartmouth (Tuck) Hanover, NH 94.0 14 2 7 13 2
7. Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, IL 93.4 4 8 4 22 16
8. MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, MA 92.8 10 14 3 8 13
9. California (Haas) Berkeley, CA 90.8 8 12 7 28 3
10. Duke (Fuqua) Durham, NC 88.7 6 13 14 20 28
11. Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA 88.4 11 9 13 31 11
12. New York (Stern) New York, NY 87.3 18 17 9 13 14
13. Michigan (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI 86.5 7 18 12 28 25
14. Yale School of Mgt. New Haven, CT 86.4 21 10 11 16 24
15. Cornell (Johnson) Ithaca, NY 84.2 13 7 18 36 33
16. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA 81.6 15 23 16 34 21
17. UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA 80.7 17 19 15 33 37
18. UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC 78.4 16 15 21 46 40
19. Texas (McCombs) Austin, TX 76.4 25 11 16 52 43
20. Emory (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA 75.8 22 22 27 34 36
21. Indiana (Kelley) Bloomington, IN 73.3 19 25 23 57 35
22. USC (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA 71.7 26 32 20 57 18
23. Georgetown (McDonough) Washington, DC 68.7 33 31 24 38 50
24. Minnesota (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN 64.5 28 26 24 75 63
25. Notre Dame (Mendoza) Notre Dame, IN 64.4 24 38 31 71 39
26. Washington (Olin) St. Louis, MO 63.9 40 41 19 49 45
27. Rice (Jones) Houston, TX 63.0 29 47 39 44 41
28. Vanderbilt (Owen) Nashville, TN 62.6 37 30 36 57 46
29. Texas A&M (Mays) College Station, TX 61.8 30 24 33 54 NR
30. Wisconsin Madison, WI 61.6 34 35 27 67 54
31. Michigan State (Broad) East Lansing, MI 61.4 20 21 46 65 NR
32. Washington (Foster) Seattle, WA 60.9 31 40 33 78 32
33. Brigham Young (Marriott) Provo, UT 60.3 27 16 33 83 NR
34. Southern Methodist (Cox) Dallas, TX 58.2 12 33 49 96 78
35. Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY 57.5 43 37 27 48 93
36. Maryland (Smith) College Park, MD 56.4 42 29 45 43 NR
37. Boston University Boston, MA 55.5 38 61 31 61 42
38. Purdue (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN 53.6 41 45 36 54 90
39. Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 53.5 23 44 26 NR NR
40. Ohio State (Fisher) Columbus, OH 52.9 32 39 21 NR NR
41. Wake Forest (Babcock) Winston-Salem, NC 51.8 48 34 46 79 59
42. Penn State (Smeal) University Park, PA 51.2 44 28 48 NR 56
43. Boston College (Carroll) Boston, MA 50.3 50 46 39 47 NR
44. Tulane (Freeman) New Orleans, LA 48.3 35 52 53 61 NR
45. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 45.6 46 63 42 52 NR
46. Arizona State (Carey) Tempe, AZ 43.7 49 56 27 89 NR
47. Georgia (Terry) Athens, GA 42.5 36 50 59 NR 87
48. Iowa (Tippie) Iowa City, IA 41.5 NR 20 42 64 66
49. George Washington Washington, DC 40.3 52 73 55 57 73
50. William & Mary (Mason) Williamsburg, VA 34.8 47 49 75 NR NR
51. Case Western (Weatherhead) Cleveland, OH 33.0 51 62 75 80 NR
51. SUNY, Buffalo Buffalo, NY 33.0 57 48 70 NR NR
53. Thunderbird School Glendale, AZ 31.8 45 NR 62 67 80
54. Babson College (Olin) Babson Park, MA 28.8 39 NR 54 99 NR
55. Florida (Hough) Gainesville, FL 28.4 NR 54 39 77 99
56. California, Irvine (Merage) Irvine, CA 28.3 NR 58 36 72 NR
57. Northeastern Boston, MA 28.1 56 69 62 NR NR
58. California, Davis Davis, CA 27.4 NR 68 42 80 60
59. Arizona (Eller) Tucson, AZ 24.0 NR 53 55 83 NR
60. Connecticut, Storrs Storrs, CT 23.2 NR 27 79 NR NR
61. Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 22.5 55 NR 57 NR NR
62. South Carolina (Moore) Columbia, SC 22.1 NR 67 62 67 92
63. Miami Coral Gables, FL 19.5 NR 43 89 83 NR
64. Pittsburgh (Katz) Pittsburgh, PA 19.2 54 NR 79 NR 94
65. Louisiana State (Ourso) Baton Rouge, LA 17.7 NR 55 71 NR NR
66. Rollins College (Crummer) Winter Park, FL 16.5 NR 36 NR NR NR
67. Hofstra (Zarb) Hempstead, NY 16.3 NR 51 82 NR NR
68. Temple (Fox) Philadelphia, PA 16.2 NR 72 57 NR NR
68. Missouri (Crosby) Columbia, MO 16.2 NR 70 59 NR NR
70. Alabama (Manderson) Tuscaloosa, AL 15.8 NR 66 66 NR NR
71. Tennessee Knoxville, TN 15.0 NR 42 NR NR NR
72. Howard University Washington, DC 14.3 53 NR NR NR NR
73. Fordham New York, NY 14.1 NR 57 87 NR NR
74. Texas Christian (Neeley) Fort Worth, TX 11.8 NR 60 94 NR NR
75. Drexel (Le Bow) Philadelphia, PA 11.4 NR 65 89 NR NR
76. Oregon (Lundquist) Eugene, OR 11.3 NR 74 79 NR NR
77. American University (Kogod) Washington, DC 10.7 NR 59 NA NA NA
78. Pepperdine (Graziadio) Malibu, CA 10.3 NR 75 82 NR NR
78. Arkansas (Walton) Fayetteville, AK 10.3 NR NR 50 NR NR
78. Texas, Dallas Richardson, TX 10.3 NR NR 50 NR NR
81. Baylor (Hankamer) Waco, TX 9.9 NR NR 52 NR NR
82. Auburn University Auburn, AL 9.4 NR 64 NR NR NR
83. Syracuse (Whitman) Syracuse, NY 8.3 NR NR 59 NR NR
84. Willamette (Atkinson) Salem, OR 7.6 NR 71 NR NR NR
84. Iowa State Ames, IA 7.6 NR NR 62 NR NR
86. Oklahoma State (Spears) Stillwater, OK 7.2 NR NR 89 67 NR
87. Utah (Eccles) Salt Lake City, UT 6.9 NR NR 66 NR NR
87. Oklahoma (Price) Norman, OK87. North Carolina State (Jenkins) Raleigh, NC 6.96.9 NRNR NRNR 6666 NRNR NRNR
90. Claremont (Drucker) Claremont, CA 6.0 NR NR 71 NR NR
90. Colorado (Leeds) Boulder, CO 6.0 NR NR 71 NR NR
90. University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 6.0 NR NR 71 NR NR
93. Bentley College (McCallum) Waltham, MA 5.2 NR NR 75 NR NR
93. Florida State Tallahassee, FL 5.2 NR NR 75 NR NR
95. Santa Clara (Leavey) Santa Clara, CA 3.7 NR NR 82 NR NR
95. St. Louis (Cook) St. Louis, MO 3.7 NR NR 82 NR NR
95. Worcester Polytechnic Worcester, MA 3.7 NR NR 82 NR NR
98. Kentucky (Gatton) Lexington, KY 2.9 NR NR 87 NR NR
99. College of Charleston Charleston, SC 2.2 NR NR 89 NR NR
100. CUNY (Baruch) New York, NY 1.4 NR NR 94 NR NR
100. Illinois, Chicago (Liautaub) Chicago, IL 1.4 NR NR 94 NR NR

Notes:

NR – Not ranked. Because the Financial Times and The Economist, which both rank 100 institutions, include many non-U.S. schools in their rankings, a larger number of very good MBA programs at U.S. schools remain unranked by those two publications. BusinessWeek ranks 57 U.S. schools; Forbes, 75 schools; U.S. News & World Report, 100.

Methodology: Schools on each of the five major rankings were scored from a high of 100 to a low of 1, the numerical rank of the 100th school on any one list. Then, those sums were brought together, weighting the BusinessWeek ranking 30%, the Forbes ranking 25%, the U.S. News & World Report rankings 20%, the Financial Times rankings 15%, and The Economist ranking 10%. These differing weights reflect the authority and credibility we believe each of these rankings have in the business school universe. For a deeper explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of each system, see how we think the most influential rankings stack up against each other in “Turning the Tables: Ranking the MBA Rankings.”

THE PRIMARY ADVANTAGE OF THE POETS&QUANTS RANKING

The Poets&Quants ranking has an important advantage over all other lists: because it is a composite of the five major rankings, the P&Q methodology tends to smooth out the impact of statistical anomalies that are often present in any single ranking. Instead, the Poets&Quants system tends to award MBA programs for consistency across the five rankings. In BusinessWeek’s recent 2010 ranking, for example, many observers were stunned to find that Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business ranked 12th, ahead of the business schools at Dartmouth, Cornell, Yale, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and New York University, among others.