Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. 10 Years In Finance
GMAT Not Required / Waived, GPA 2.65
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
GMAT 750, GPA 73%, top of the class (gold medalist)
Harvard | Mr. Brightside
GMAT 760, GPA 3.93
Harvard | Mr. Australian Navy
GMAT 770, GPA 3.74
Berkeley Haas | Mr. All About Impact
GMAT N/A, GPA 63%
Harvard | Mr. Forbes U30 & Big Pharma
GMAT 640, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Ross | Mr. FP&A
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
NYU Stern | Ms. Civil Servant To Fortune 50
GRE Writing May 31st, GPA Undergrad: 3.0, Graduate: 3.59
Harvard | Ms. Social Enterprise/Healthcare
GRE 324, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Ms. FMCG Enthusiast Seeking Second MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
MIT Sloan | Ms. Designer Turned Founder
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Ms. Not-For-Profit
GMAT TBD, GPA 4.0
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Harvard | Mr. Captain Mishra
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Ross | Mr. Dragon Age
GRE 327, GPA 2.19/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Type-A CPG PM
GMAT 750, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Young Software Engineer
GRE 330, GPA 3.60
NYU Stern | Mr. Indian Analytics Consultant
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 322, GPA 3.4
Columbia | Mr. RAV4 Chemical Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.62

MBA Debt Burden Rises Again: A Record $117,200 Average At Wharton

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Where MBA Debt Looms Largest

School2012 Debt   % With Debt   2011 Debt   % Change
UPenn (Wharton)$117,200*68%$114,339+2.5%
Columbia$114,800*69%*$100,000+14.8%
New York (Stern)$105,78269%*$89,040+18.8%
Virginia (Darden)$105,49065%*$90,949+16.0%
Duke (Fuqua)$102,05472%$96,805+5.4%
MIT (Sloan)$100,21277%$86,688+15.6%
Michigan (Ross)$95,72066%$93,602+2.3%
Cornell (Johnson)$95,60068%*$90,194+6.0%
Yale$95,23570%*$93,723+1.6%
Dartmouth (Tuck)$94,51270%*$96,346-1.9%
Northwestern (Kellogg)$88,74068%*$90,200-1.6%
Thunderbird$88,19541%NA—–
Carnegie (Tepper)$88,15657%$83,388+5.7%
Pepperdine (Graziadio)$85,67256%$66,111+29.6%
Vanderbilt (Owen)$84,34267%$87,587-3.7%
UNC (Kenan-Flagler)$82,78470%$82,747—–
Texas (McCombs)$80,58957%$76,351+5.5%
Stanford$79,04970%*$77,559+1.9%
Indiana (Kelley)$76,68578%$67,562+13.5%
Chicago (Booth)$72,95968%*$70,839+3.0
UCLA (Anderson)$71,99565%$73,417-1.9%
Harvard$70,73160%$77,880-9.2%
Fordham$69,63787%NA—–
Washington (Olin)$68,73252%$67,361+2.0%
DePaul (Kellstadt)$64,07456%NA—–
UC-Berkeley (Haas)$63,65249%NA—–
Emory (Goizueta)$62,71668%$68,078-7.9%
Minnesota (Carlson)$61,91650%$60,473+2.4%
Boston College (Carroll)$61,40070%*NA—–

Source: Business schools reporting the average indebtedness of the 2012 and 2011 graduating classes to U.S. News & World Report

Notes: An asterisk indicates an estimate by Poets&Quants based on reporting. An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted Stanford’s average debt load because it was incorrectly reported to U.S. News by the school.

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