Wharton | Ms. Ultimate Frisbee
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Tuck | Mr. Recreational Pilot
GRE 326, GPA 3.99
Columbia | Mr. Worker Bee
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
MIT Sloan | Mr. Semiconductor Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Yale | Mr. Project Management
GRE 310, GPA 3.3
Yale | Mr. Environmental Sustainability
GRE 326, GPA 3.733
Harvard | Ms. JMZ
GMAT 750, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Kellogg | Mr. Boutique Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.67
INSEAD | Ms. Startup Enthusiast
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. Food & Beverage
GMAT 720, GPA 3.75
INSEAD | Ms. Humble Auditor
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Markets Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.62
Kellogg | Mr. Hope-I-Get-In
GMAT 720, GPA 3.62
Yale | Mr. AI & Fitness
GMAT 720, GPA 3.88
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
Harvard | Mr. RIPKobe
GMAT 750, GPA 3.87
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Journalist
GMAT 690, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Mr. Andrew
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Clean Tech
GMAT 690, GPA 3.96
Chicago Booth | Mr. Masters To MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2

2012 U.S. News Ranking of the Best B-Schools

U.S. NEWS’ 2012 RANKING OF THE TOP 25-50 BUSINESS SCHOOLS

2012 Rank & School2011 Rank    Change
25. Rice (Jones)34+9
25. Notre Dame (Mendoza)37+12
25. Wisconsin-Madison28+3
25. Vanderbilt (Owen)28+3
30. Arizona State (Carey)27-3
30. Minnesota (Carlson)21-9
32. Georgia Institute of Technology28-4
32. Texas A&M (Mays)32
34. Brigham Young (Marriott)32-2
35. Washington (Foster)37+2
36. UC-Davis28-8
37. Boston College (Carroll)34-3
37. Boston University34-3
37. Illinois-Urbana Champaign37
37. Rochester (Simon)45+8
37. Texas-Dallas40-3
42. Purdue (Krannert)49+7
43. Tulane (Freeman)40-3
44. Michigan State (Broad)49+5
44. Penn State (Smeal)40-4
44. Florida (Hough)47+3
44. Maryland (Smith)45+1
44. Wake Forest (Babcock)47+3
49. UC-Irvine (Merage)40-9
49. Iowa (Tippie)40-9

Source: U.S. News’ 2012 Ranking of the Best MBA Programs

(Table of the next 25 top schools on the following page)

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.