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.



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.