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The MBA Scholarship Game: What Leading Schools Give To Students in Fellowships

School2011 

Average Scholarship

2005 

Average Scholarship

% Change
USC (Marshall)$35,490$23,00054.3%
UNC (Chapel Hill)$31,565$17,27482.7%
Harvard Business School$28,410$11,543146.1%
Virginia (Darden)$28,343$14,44096.3%
Vanderbilt (Owen)$25,402$13,59986.8%
MIT (Sloan)$25,230NA
Yale$25,000$10,000150.0%
Cornell (Johnson)$24,330$24,0001.3%
Indiana (Kelley)$24,241$13,80075.7%
Michigan (Ross)$23,422$15,83047.9%
Dartmouth (Tuck)$23,226$14,81856.7%
Emory (Goizueta)$22,514$20,7148.7%
Berkeley (Haas)$21,900$29,499-27.0%
Stanford GSB$20,892$12,12272.3%
Georgetown (McDonough)$19,474$9,75099.7%
Texas-Austin (McCombs)$15,325$9,25865.5%
Northwestern (Kellogg)$15,325$7,000118.9%
UCLA (Anderson)$15,082$7,180110.0%
Columbia$10,192$7,35738.5%
Chicago (Booth)NA$15,000NA
UPenn (Wharton)NA$12,332NA
Duke (Fuqua)NA$13,195NA
NYU (Stern)NANANA
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)NA$9,249NA

Source: Business schools reporting to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Average scholarship numbers are for one year.

(See next page for the schools that provide the most financial aid support)

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John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.