Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Mr. Cricket From Kashmir
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5/10
Harvard | The Insurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seller
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Tepper | Mr. Automotive Strategy
GMAT 670 - 700 on practice tests, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Mr. Researcher
GMAT 700, GPA 3.2
Tuck | Mr. Land Management
GMAT 760, GPA 3.85
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Backyard Homesteader
GRE 327, GPA 3.90
Wharton | Mr. Finance to MBB
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Ms. Social Impact Consulting
GRE 330, GPA 3.28
London Business School | Ms. Audit Meme
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Tepper | Mr. Insurance Dude
GMAT 660, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Indian Marketer
GMAT 680, GPA 8.9/10
NYU Stern | Mr. Middle Eastern Warrior
GMAT 720 (Estimated), GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Chile Real Estate
GMAT 740, GPA 3.02
Yale | Mr. Sustainability Manager
GRE 319, GPA 3.52
NYU Stern | Mr. Beer Guy
GRE 306, GPA 4.0
NYU Stern | Ms. Legal Officer
GMAT 700, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Education Non-profit
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Social To Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
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

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.