Stanford GSB | Mr. Navy Officer
GMAT 770, GPA 4.0
Wharton | Mr. Sr. Systems Engineer
GRE 1280, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Semiconductor Guy
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Sales To Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 3.49
Harvard | Mr. Polyglot
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Enlisted Undergrad
GRE 315, GPA 3.75
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Darden | Ms. Unicorn Healthcare Tech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Tuck | Mr. Consulting To Tech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Rocket Scientist Lawyer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65 Cumulative
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Cambridge Judge Business School | Mr. Social Scientist
GRE 330, GPA 3.5
Darden | Mr. Federal Consultant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.26
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Fin
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
INSEAD | Ms. Hope & Goodwill
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Milk Before Cereals
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3 (16/20 Portuguese scale)
Chicago Booth | Mr. Guy From Taiwan
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Leading Petty Officer
GRE (MCAT) 501, GPA 4.0
Columbia | Mr. NYC Native
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Tepper | Mr. Leadership Developement
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Harvard | Ms. Athlete Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Harvard | Ms. Ambitious Hippie
GRE 329, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0

Just Another Rather Silly MBA Ranking


There is no transparency on how these factors or any other ones used are measured or weighted in the methodology. Nor are there index numbers to accompany each ranked school (such index numbers would show you whether one rank is significantly different than another). The people who put together this ranking would get a solid F grade in the most basic statistics course taught in business school. An F grade in journalism school would be a charitable gift. More likely, any reputable J-School would toss these jokers out of the classroom for violating every standard of ethical reporting.


2012 U.S. News Ranking2012 Princeton Review
  1. Babson1
  2. Stanford GSBMissing
  3. HarvardMissing
  4. MIT (Sloan)Missing
  5. Pennsylvania (Wharton)Missing
  6. UC-Berkeley (Haas)Missing
  7. Texas-Austin (McCombs)5
  8. Indiana (Kelley)Missing
  8. Arizona (Eller)9
10. USC (Marshall)21
11. Michigan (Ross)2
12. Chicago (Booth)7
12. Virginia (Darden)8
14. Columbia23
14. Rice (Jones)4
16. Syracuse (Whitman)Missing
17. St Louis (Cook)Missing
18. UCLA (Anderson)Missing
19. Santa Clara (Leavey)Missing
19. Washington (Foster)10
21. Brigham Young (Marriott)3
21. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)Missing
21. Northwestern (Kellogg)Missing
21. Washington (Olin)6
25. Baylor (Hankamer)Missing

Source: U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review/Entrepreneur

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.