Ranking Business School Reputations

Underperformers in U.S. News’ 2015 Business School Ranking

2014 Overall Rank 2015 Overall Rank 2014 Peer Assessment Rank 2015 Peer Assessment Rank Institution 2014 Peer Assess-ment Score 2015 Peer Assess-ment Score 2014  Rank Discrep-ancy 2015 Rank Discrep-ancy
79 80 50 48 Colorado (Leeds) 3.2 3.2 -29 -32
84 96 67 65 Bentley University (McCallum) 2.9 2.9 -17 -31
91 96 67 65 Oregon (Lundquist) 2.9 2.9 -24 -31
101 87 50 58 Claremont Graduate (Drucker) 3.2 3 -51 -29
79 92 67 65 Fordham 2.9 2.9 -12 -27
88 85 31 58 Thunderbird 3.5 3 -57 -27
93 100 67 76 Kentucky (Gatton) 2.9 2.8 -26 -24
104 100 93 76 American U. (Kogod) 2.7 2.8 -11 -24
56 65 41 42 Babson (Olin) 3.3 3.3 -15 -23
91 96 67 76 University of Miami (FL) 2.9 2.8 -24 -20
96 76 61 58 Pepperdine (Graziadio) 3 3 -35 -18
52 65 41 48 Case Western (Weatherhead) 3.3 3.2 -11 -17
70 82 67 65 William & Mary (Mason) 2.9 2.9 -3 -17
NA 92 81 76 Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) 2.8 2.8 NA -16
37 41 31 28 Maryland College Park (Smith) 3.5 3.5 -6 -13
44 48 34 34 Arizona (Eller) 3.4 3.4 -10 -14
52 48 41 34 Georgia (Terry) 3.3 3.4 -11 -14
79 79 67 65 Syracuse (Whitman) 2.9 2.9 -12 -14
44 40 34 28 Purdue (Krannert) 3.4 3.5 -10 -12
47 35 26 25 Illinois 3.6 3.6 -21 -10
86 87 93 76 San Diego State 2.7 2.8 7 -11

(Source: U.S. News and World Report)

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