Can GPAs Get Any Higher At Top Business Schools?

Stanford MBA students in a class discussion

Stanford MBA students in a class discussion

Average GPAs At The Top 50 MBA Programs In The U.S.


P&Q Rank & School2014     Average20132012201120105-Year Trend
  1. Stanford GSB3.743.733.693.703.69+.05
  2. Harvard Business School3.673.703.673.663.67———-
  3. Penn (Wharton)3.603.603.603.563.50+.10
  4. Chicago (Booth)3.603.583.523.523.52+.08
  5. Columbia Business School3.503.503.503.503.50———-
  6. Northwestern (Kellogg)3.603.543.693.543.52+.08
  7. MIT (Sloan)3.583.583.533.513.57+.01
  8. Dartmouth (Tuck)3.543.533.493.523.50+.04
  9. Duke (Fuqua)3.433.423.423.443.40+.03
10. UC-Berkeley (Haas)3.623.603.613.643.63-.01
11. Michigan (Ross)3.403.403.403.403.40———-
12. Yale School of Management3.533.573.553.523.52+.01
13. Virginia (Darden)3.503.513.453.403.41+.09
14. UCLA (Anderson)3.503.473.563.503.53-.03
15. Cornell (Johnson)3.353.323.293.293.25+.10
16. New York (Stern)3.523.513.513.423.42+.10
17. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
18. UNC (Kenan-Flagler)3,423.333.343.313.30+.12
19. Texas-Austin (McCombs)3.403.393.403.433.43-.03
20. Emory (Goizueta)3.303.343.383.303.34-.04
20. Indiana (Kelley)3.343.313.333.323.31+.03
22. Georgetown (McDonough)3.343.343.323.313.37-.03
23. Washington (Foster)3.433.363.373.403.34+.09
24. Washington Univ. (Olin)3.433.393.433.323.48-.05
25. Vanderbilt (Owen)3.323.383.373.403.40-.08

Source: Poets&Quants analysis from available GPA data

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.