Harvard | Mr. Navy Nuke
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
Wharton | Mr. Hopeful Fund Manager
GMAT 770, GPA 8.52/10
MIT Sloan | Mr. Healthtech Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.44
London Business School | Mr. LGBT Pivot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Student Government
GMAT 34 (ACT for Early Admit Program), GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55 (as per WES paid service)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8

The Business Schools Winning The MBA Student Talent Wars

On Harvard Business School's sprawling campus

On Harvard Business School’s sprawling campus

Who’s Consistently Getting The Best Student Talent

 

Rank & SchoolScoreFT Rank
  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business4.854
  2. Harvard Business School4.801
  3. Pennsylvania (Wharton)4.423
  4. INSEAD4.344
  5. Chicago (Booth)4.289
  6. Northwestern (Kellogg)4.1514
  7. Columbia Business School4.106
  8. Dartmouth (Tuck)4.0323
  8. London Business School4.032
10. MIT (Sloan)3.948
11. UC-Berkeley (Haas)3.6710
12. Duke (Fuqua)3.2921
13. IMD3.2520
14. New York (Stern)3.2218
15. Yale School of Management3.2017
16. Michigan (Ross)3.1924
17. Oxford (Saïd)3.0722
18. UCLA (Anderson)2.9725
19. Cambridge (Judge)2.9313
20. IESE Business School2.787
21. Virginia (Darden)2.7032
22. HEC-Paris2.6216
23. Cornell (Johnson)2.5828
24. IE Business School2.5012
25. Texas-Austin (McCombs)2.4140
26. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)2.2536
27. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)2.2139
28. ESADE2.1719
29. Emory2.0459
29. Georgetown (McDonough)2.0442
31. SDA Bocconi1.8928
32. Indiana (Kelley)1.8762
33. Vanderbilt (Owen)1.7761
34. University of Washington (Foster)1.6451
35. Washington University (Olin)1.4572

Source: P&Q May, 2015, survey of MBA admission consultants

Note: The scores for each school are an average based on a one-to-five scale with five representing the applicants of the highest possible quality as judged by admission consultants.

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.