Chicago Booth | Ms. IB Hopeful
GMAT 710, GPA 2.77
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
London Business School | Mr. Indian Banking Leader
GMAT 750, GPA 3.32
Stanford GSB | Mr. Pizza For Breakfast
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Performer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Career Change
GMAT Have yet to take. Consistent 705 on practice tests., GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring FinTech Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fill In The Gaps
GRE 330, GPA 3.21
INSEAD | Mr. Behavioral Changes
GRE 336, GPA 5.8/10
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Texas Recruiter
GMAT 770, GPA 3.04
USC Marshall | Mr. Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7

Wacky Business School Rankings

rankingRankings reign supreme as the most-consulted information source for prospective MBA candidates. But not all of them have to be serious. The Princeton Review’s category rankings, ranging from the best campus to the most competitive students, offer a peek into the environment aspiring MBAs can expect at different schools.


While it’s unlikely an admit to Harvard Business School will ditch an HBS diploma for UCLA Anderson’s balmy southern California campus, another student may opt for the Pacific coastline over two years at Michigan State’s land-locked Broad College of Business in East Lansing, Michigan.

For all their entertainment value, wacky rankings come with a few caveats. The Princeton Review’s  Top 10 lists are no exception. The publication surveys some 19,000 business students across 296 B-schools. However, in many cases the differences between schools are so slight as to be statically meaningless; in other words, a school’s score may represent a mere anomaly or a dip in another school’s fortunes.

The ranking methodology is also unclear. For instance, the best campus environment is assessed according to students’ opinions on their respective school’s safety, attractiveness, and location; however, The Princeton Review provides no indication of the questions used in the ranking or their weight in the final score.

Plus, it often boils down to comparing apples with oranges. After all, how does one really weigh Stanford’s Mission Revival architecture and palm tree-lined drives against Columbia Business School’s close proximity to a smorgasbord of culinary options, art installations, and top financial centers.

For all their faults, these rankings offer a handy way to find schools with your top attributes. They’re also just plain fun.

Columbia Business School recently launched a new branding campaign: "At the

Columbia Business School was named No.1 for the best campus environment

Best Campus Environment

1. Columbia University

2. University of California (Los Angeles)

3. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4. Dartmouth College

5. Sanford University

6. The University of Texas at Austin

7. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8. Vanderbilt University

9. The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

10. Pennsylvania State University

Source: The Princeton Review (2014)

Berkeley's Haas School of Business is ranked ninth among the best U.S. B-schools by Poets&Quants.

Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is known for standout professors

Best Professors 

1. University of California (Berkeley)

2. Harvard University

3. The University of Texas at Austin

4. Yale University

5. University of Virginia

6. Vanderbilt University

7. The Ohio State University

8. Rice University

9. Cornell University

10. Dartmouth College

Source: The Princeton Review (2014)