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.