Darden | Mr. Corporate Dev
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Equity To IB
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. SAP SD Analyst
GMAT 660, GPA 3.60
Kellogg | Ms. Public School Teacher
GRE 325, GPA 3.93
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Military MedTech
GRE 310, GPA 3.48
Stanford GSB | Mr. Latino Healthcare
GRE 310, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Army Officer
GRE 325, GPA 3.9
INSEAD | Mr. Future In FANG
GMAT 650, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Aspiring Leader
GMAT 750, GPA 3.38
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Advisory Consultant
GRE 330, GPA 2.25
INSEAD | Mr. Marketing Master
GRE 316, GPA 3.8
Darden | Ms. Marketing Analyst
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Harvard | Mr. Hedge Fund
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
Stanford GSB | Mr. Robotics
GMAT 730, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Artistic Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 9.49/10
Yale | Mr. Army Pilot
GMAT 650, GPA 2.90
Kellogg | Mr. Double Whammy
GMAT 730, GPA 7.1/10
INSEAD | Mr. Tesla Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Tech To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
INSEAD | Ms. Investment Officer
GMAT Not taken, GPA 16/20 (French scale)
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Startup Of You
GMAT 770, GPA 2.4
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Mr. International PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.3
Harvard | Mr. Policy Development
GMAT 740, GPA Top 30%
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Hopeful
GMAT -, GPA 2.9

The New B-School Arms Race for the Best & Brightest

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

School% Getting Financial Aid2011 Financial Aid2005 Financial Aid
MIT (Sloan)63%$67,288$55,000
NYU (Stern)NA$61,828$42,554
Stanford GSB75%$58,562$42,360
Harvard Business School64%$57,665$48,360
Columbia53%$56,152$48,725
Virginia (Darden)75%$56,150$38,022
Dartmouth (Tuck)72%$55,457$42,573
Northwestern (Kellogg)65%$53,504$18,500
Michigan (Ross)75%$53,322$53,399
Cornell (Johnson)76%$51,737$39,300
Vanderbilt (Owen)83%$48,160$36,887
Texas (McCombs)68%$47,770$26,000
UCLA (Anderson)78%$47,691$46,200
Georgetown (McDonough)81%$47,473$42,000
Emory (Goizueta)79%$44,707$34,543
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)80%$44,653$28,450
Yale68%$43,117$27,000
Indiana (Kelley)89%$41,899$24,429
UNC (Chapel Hill)94%$36,837$34,884
Berkeley (Haas)66%$26,688$26,044
Wisconsin-Madison75%$19,975$7,749
Duke (Fuqua)81%NA$40,113
Chicago (Booth)NANA$50,000
UPenn (Wharton)NANA$59,858
USC (Marshall)NANA$45,000

Source: Business schools reporting to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Financial aid includes loans, fellowships and assistantships. All numbers are for one year.

About The Author

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.