Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Darden | Ms. Business Reporter
GMAT 2150, GPA 3.6
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. IB Deferred
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Future Angel Investor
GMAT 620, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fintech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Wharton | Ms. Software Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.84
Kellogg | Mr. Military In Silicon Valley
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Orthopaedic Surgeon
GMAT Waived for MCAT (36/45), GPA 3.92
Harvard | Mr. E-Sports Coach
GRE 323, GPA 5.72/10
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
Columbia | Mr. CPA
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Health Clinic Founder
GRE 330, GPA 3
Tuck | Mr. Waterflooder
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.4
Tuck | Mr. Risk Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.1/10
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Student Product Manager
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Ms. FANG Tech
GRE 321, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Corporate Development
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Sports Management
GMAT 690, GPA 3.23

Is Wharton An Undervalued Stock?

Entrepreneurship has become a draw at Wharton as well. In the last six years, the number of Wharton MBA students doing a startup upon graduating has quintupled, from 1.5% to 7.7% today–above the 5% average at most schools. In the Class of 2013, some 59 graduates either started a business or are self-employed. While support for those entrepreneurial ventures isn’t as developed as the support ecosystem for startups at either Stanford or Harvard, Wharton now has critical mass in the number of students keen to do something on their own and enough faculty to help along the way.

‘WHARTON’S PLACE ON THE LIST OF TOP B-SCHOOLS IS UNSHAKABLE’

What’s undeniable is that Wharton has lost ground in the rankings race and the number of people who annually apply to the school has fallen significantly in the past five years. But those negatives may well be reason to apply to the school’s prestigious MBA program right now.

As Bauer notes, “As with the stock market, when a given investment vehicle is underpriced, demand for it grows and a correction follows. That will happen with Wharton as highly motivated applicants worldwide view the decline in application volume as the ideal time to apply. The list of B-schools with truly global brands is very short. While we don’t see it surpassing Harvard and Stanford in that realm, Wharton’s place on this short list is unshakable. Bottom line: don’t sell Wharton short.”

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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.