Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
London Business School | Mr. Family Investment Fund
GMAT 790, GPA 3.0
HEC Paris | Ms. Freelancer
GMAT 710, GPA 5.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Sans-Vertebrae
GMAT 730, GPA 3.78
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0

Top-Ranked B-Schools With The Worst Placement Records

Top-Ranked Business Schools With The Worst Placement Records Last Year

SchoolUnemployed at 2011 Graduation  2010   2011 Unemployed 3 Months Later  2010
Santa Clara University (Leavey)78.8%48.8%53.8%48.8%
Claremont (Drucker)71.0%85.0%29.0%32.5%
UC-Riverside (Anderson)68.2%NA54.5%NA
University of Colorado (Leeds)65.8%67.9%34.2%29.7%
Rollins College (Crummer)65.5%69.9%32.6%32.5%
Fordham University63.0%70.6%51.4%62.7%
University of Oregon (Lundquist)62.5%71.4%30.0%42.9%
Pepperdine (Graziadio)61.9%60.0%33.0%36.8%
Baruch College (Zicklin)61.1%55.6%48.1%40.0%
Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally)56.0%NA24.0%NA
University of Massachusetts (Isenberg)55.0%61.9%10.0%9.5%
Virginia Tech (Pamplin)55.0%61.7%32.5%42.6%
St. Louis University (Cook)54.8%53.8%32.6%38.5%
University of Maryland (Smith)54.4%NA16.5%NA
Syracuse University (Whitman)53.3%67.9%35.6%25.0%
University of Arizona (Eller)52.4%61.9%26.2%38.1%
Rochester Institute of Tech51.5%38.1%19.6%15.9%
University of Georgia (Terry)51.4%57.5%29.7%21.9%
University of Florida (Hough)50.0%NA19.2%NA
University of Kentucky (Gatton)50.0%78.9%25.0%38.6%

 Source: U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 and 2011 Rankings of the Best Business Schools


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.