Wharton | Mr. Cross-Border
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Safety Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Darden | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE Not taken yet, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Navy Vet
GRE 310, GPA 2.6
MIT Sloan | Mrs. Company Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 2.92
Yale | Mr. Gay Social Scientist
GMAT 740, GPA 2.75 undergrad, 3.8 in MS
Kellogg | Ms. Retail To Technology
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
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
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Qualcomm Quality
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
HEC Paris | Mr. Introverted Dancer
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Entertainment Agency
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Quant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Ross | Mr. Top 25 Hopeful
GMAT 680, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Well-Traveled Nonprofit Star
GRE 322, GPA 3.0
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 3.3
London Business School | Mr. Low Undergrad GPA
GMAT 760, GPA 65/100 (1.0)
Chicago Booth | Ms. Hotel Real Estate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. EduTech
GRE 337, GPA 3.9
Columbia | Mr. Infra-Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.68
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Vigor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Comeback Kid
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6

GPAs At The Top 50 Business Schools

Students working in teams in Carey's new Forward Focus MBA program. Photo by W. Scott Mitchell

Students working in teams in Carey’s new Forward Focus MBA program. Photo by W. Scott Mitchell

P&Q Rank & School201520142013201220115-Year Trend
26. Michigan State (Broad)3.343.303.303.303.24+.10
27. Southern California (Marshall)3.313.353.353.343.30+.01
28. Rice (Jones)3.303.403.343.403.40-.10
29. Vanderbilt (Owen)3.363.323.383.373.40-.04
30. Minnesota (Carlson)3.413.423.433.403.30+.11
31. Ohio State (Fisher)3.463.483.393.383.40+.06
32. Wisconsin3.383.353.423.323.33+.05
33. Penn State (Smeal)3.373.433.393.233.35+.02
34. Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)3.183.313.303.383.31-.13
35. Maryland (Smith)3.353.333.253.303.31+.04
36. Arizona State (Carey)3.373.463.463.403.36+.01
37. Iowa (Tippie)3.273.393.433.353.38-.11
38. Rochester (Simon)3.403.553.463.453.46-.06
39. Southern Methodist (Cox)3.403.223.303.40NA    ———
40. Pittsburgh (Katz)3.273.36NANANANA
41. Texas A&M (Mays)3.503.473.403.403.50    ———
42. Boston University (Questrom)3.333.413.353.353.32+.01
43. Brigham Young (Marriott)3.543.493.523.503.55-.01
44. Purdue (Krannert)3.383.343.263.233.32+.06
45. Illinois-Urbana-Champaign3.383.303.413.203.40-.02
46. Florida (Hough)3.463.45NANANANA
47. UC-Irvine (Merage)3.363.433.383.353.32+.04
48. Georgia (Terry)3.433.323.313.21NA    ———
49. George Washington3.24NANANANANA
50. Temple (Fox)3.59NANANANANA

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.