Harvard | Mr. Cricket From Kashmir
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5/10
Stanford GSB | Ms. Education Non-profit
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
NYU Stern | Ms. Legal Officer
GMAT 700, GPA 4
Wharton | Mr. Mobility Entrepreneur
GMAT 760, GPA 1st Division
HEC Paris | Mr. Business Man
GMAT 720, GPA 3.89
Harvard | Mr. Football Author
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Deferred Admission
GRE 329, GPA 3.99
Chicago Booth | Mr. Plantain & Salami
GMAT 580, GPA 4.0
Tuck | Mr. Running To The Future
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Digital Finance
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
Stanford GSB | Mr. Filling In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
Tuck | Mr. Tech PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Tech Impact
GMAT 730, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28
Ross | Ms. Business Development
GMAT Targetting 740, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Triathlete
GMAT 720, GPA 2.8
Columbia | Mr. Oil & Gas
GMAT 710, GPA 3.37
Chicago Booth | Ms. IB Hopeful
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
Kellogg | Mr. Digital Finance Strategy
GRE 327, GPA 3.47
Wharton | Mr. Market Analyst
GMAT 770, GPA 7.2/10
Harvard | Mr. Banking & Finance
GMAT 700, GPA 3.8

The Sting of the Ding

Top 25 Business Schools That Ding More Than 1,000 Applicants A Year

SchoolNumber of DingsPercentage Dinged
Harvard Business School8,03888%
Stanford Graduate School of Business6,15593%
Columbia Business School5,60284%
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)5,21881%
Northwestern University (Kellogg)3,97980%
MIT (Sloan)3,90687%
New York University (Stern)3,79886%
University of Chicago (Booth)3,25278%
UC-Berkeley (Haas)3,03188%
Duke (Fuqua)2,55474%
Yale School of Management2,28781%
Dartmouth College (Tuck)2,25082%
University of Michigan (Ross)1,99268%
UC-Los Angeles (Anderson)1,93671%
University of Virginia (Darden)1,70275%
University of Texas-Austin (McCombs)1,69075%
USC (Marshall)1,33373%
Cornell University (Johnson)1,30773%
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)1,17376%
UNC-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)1,06662%

Source: Business schools reporting to Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Data is for applicants to the class that entered in the fall of 2011.

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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.