Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Mr. Consulting To IB
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
Kellogg | Mr. Big Beer
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Indian Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 7.54/10
Darden | Mr. Corporate Dev
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.8
Duke Fuqua | Mr. CPA To Finance
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Wharton | Ms. General Motors
GRE 330, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Venture Lawyer
GRE 330, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Digital Health
GMAT 720, GPA 3.48
Yale | Mr. Philanthropy Chair
GMAT Awaiting Scores (expect 700-720), GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Foster School of Business | Mr. Construction Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
Ross | Mr. Stockbroker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Harvard Hopeful
GMAT 740, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBTQ
GMAT 740, GPA 3.58
Kellogg | Mr. Risky Business
GMAT 780, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Southern California
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. World Explorer
GMAT 710 (aiming for 750), GPA 4.33/5
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95
Kellogg | Mr. White Finance
GMAT Not Taken, GPA 3.97
Stanford GSB | Ms. Russland Native
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5

Graduating With An MBA & Lots Of Debt

 TOP 25 SCHOOLS WHOSE MBAS GRADUATE WITH THE MOST STUDENT DEBT

School2011 Average Debt2010 Average Debt2009 Average Debt
  1. UPenn (Wharton)$114,339*$109,836$105,489
  2. Columbia$100,000*NANA
  3. Duke (Fuqua)$96,805$92.827$88,050
  4. Dartmouth (Tuck)$96,346$92,292$85,917
  5. Yale $93,723$86,895$99,418
  6. Michigan (Ross)$93,602$92,735$84,798
  7. Virginia (Darden)$90,949$72,027$66,272
  8. Northwestern (Kellogg)$90,200$87,256NA
  9. Cornell (Johnson)$90,194$86,900$83,700
10. New York (Stern)$89,040$85,198$78,887
11. Vanderbilt (Owen)$87,587$80,857$76,957
12. MIT (Sloan)$86,688NANA
13. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)$83,388$75,570$87,592
14. UNC (Kenan-Flagler)$82,747$77,124$75,251
15. Harvard $77,880$73,110$76,958
16. Stanford$77,599$71,403$75,442
17. Texas-Austin (McCombs)$76,361$77,644$69,552
18. UCLA (Anderson)$73,417$62,711$64,030
19. Chicago (Booth)$70,839$79,539$86,758
20. Emory (Goizueta)$68,078$60,435$58,440
21. Indiana (Kelley)$67,562NANA
22. Washington (Olin)$67,361NANA
23. Notre Dame (Mendoza)$66,882$62,858$65,925
24. Pepperdine (Graziadio)$66,111$66,242$71,680
25. Minnesota (Carlson)$60,473NANA

Source: Business schools reporting the average indebtedness of the 2011 graduating class to U.S. News & World Report

Notes: An asterisk indicates an estimate by Poets&Quants based on reporting.

DON’T MISS: MBA DEBT: THE BURDEN GROWS HEAVIER & GETS SCARIER or THE CLASS THE LOANS FELL ON

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.