Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. Michelin Man
GMAT 780, GPA 8.46/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Airline Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. Latino Banker
GRE 332, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Lean Manufacturing
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Native Norwegian
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Tuck | Mr. First Gen Student
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Hopeful
GMAT -, GPA 2.9
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Darden | Ms. Environmental Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Go-Getter
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Columbia | Mr. Global Healthcare
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
HEC Paris | Ms Journalist
GRE -, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
Stanford GSB | Ms. Social Impact To Tech
GMAT -, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD Explorer
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Automotive Project Manager
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Mr. Honor Roll Student
GRE 320, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Mr. AI & Robotics
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Social Entrepreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.0

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2012

Poets&Quants’ Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2012

2012 P&Q Rank & SchoolIndex   2011 Rank  BW  Forbes  U.S. News  FT   Econ
  1. Harvard Business School Boston, MA100.0121124
  2. Stanford GSB Stanford, CA98.9242118
  3. Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL98.5313461
  4. UPenn (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA97.84343310
  5. Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, IL94.87574913
  6. MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, MA94.35910457
  7. Columbia New York, NY93.95145845
  8. Dartmouth (Tuck) Hanover, NH93.181269112
  9. UC-Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA91.891313776
10. Duke (Fuqua) Durham, NC91.11061212819
11. Cornell (Johnson) Ithaca, NY90.91378161311
12. Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA90.71110913173
13. Michigan (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI88.412814131416
14. New York (Stern) New York, NY88.015161811109
15. Yale New Haven, CT87.7142111101217
16. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA85.1171123181612
17. UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA84.6161820151515
18. Texas (McCombs) Austin, TX82.8191917172418
19. UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC82.1181716192625
20. Emory (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA81.6202222191814
21. Indiana (Kelley) Bloomington, IA79.3211527232127
22. Georgetown (McDonough) Washington, DC73.4233035241923
23. Vanderbilt (Owen) Nashville, TN72.9252533253020
24. Notre Dame (Mendoza) Notre Dame, IN71.9272031254529
25. USC (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA71.8222839213026

Source: Poets&Quants’ 2012 composite ranking of the best full-time MBA programs in the U.S.

Notes: Rankings for both The Financial Times and The Economist are adjusted to account for the ranks of U.S. schools only for comparable purposes

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.