Wharton | Ms. Software Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.84
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. MBB Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Orthopaedic Surgeon
GMAT Waived for MCAT (36/45), GPA 3.92
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Cal Poly
GRE 317, GPA 3.2
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Future Angel Investor
GMAT 620, GPA 3.1
Darden | Ms. Business Reporter
GMAT 2150, GPA 3.6
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Ms. IB Deferred
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. Fintech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Military In Silicon Valley
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. E-Sports Coach
GRE 323, GPA 5.72/10
Wharton | Ms. PMP To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.72
Columbia | Mr. CPA
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Health Clinic Founder
GRE 330, GPA 3
Tuck | Mr. Waterflooder
GMAT 700, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.4
Tuck | Mr. Risk Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.1/10
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Student Product Manager
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Ms. FANG Tech
GRE 321, GPA 3.7

Harvard & Wharton Tie for 2018’s #1 MBA Program

Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management

The Definitive List Of The Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2018 — 26 to 50

 

2018

Rank

School Name2017 RankIndexUS

News

ForbesBusiness

Week

Financial

Times

The Economist
#26Vanderbilt (Owen)3375.026 (25)49 (49)21 (34)38 (40)20 (18)
#27Georgia Institute of Technology2774.328 (29)30 (30)27 (28)26 (29)24 (26)
#28Washington (Olin)2874.023 (21)35 (35)32 (36)24 (35)28 (30)
#29Notre Dame (Mendoza)2471.631 (29)22 (23)31 (26)40 (28)33 (33)
#30Minnesota (Carlson)3171.429 (32)27 (27)29 (39)45 (48)25 (22)
#31Arizona State (Carey)3070.029 (25)40 (40)34 (47)25 (26)29 (31)
#32Penn State (Smeal)3668.831 (36)29 (29)38 (25)39 (49)34 (42)
#33Wisconsin3267.137 (34)24 (24)42 (43)36 (33)41 (40)
#34Brigham Young (Marriott)3465.835 (34)19 (19)25 (23)35 (33)NR (NR)
#35Michigan State (Broad)2964.937 (37)24 (29)53 (25)37 (27)42 (32)
#36Ohio State (Fisher)3463.631 (27)47 (47)44 (37)34 (31)39 (36)
#37UC-Irvine (Merage)3962.042 (44)41 (41)43 (51)32 (30)36 (38)
#38Purdue (Krannert)3860.253 (50)28 (28)50 (38)27 (36)45 (49)
#39Rochester (Simon)3759.944 (43)37 (37)45 (33)43 (38)40 (39)
#40Maryland (Smith)4059.448 (47)46 (46)35 (40)28 (25)46 (43)
#41Southern Methodist (Cox)4757.648 (52)38 (38)41 (32)48 (NR)37 (37)
#42Boston University (Questrom)4155.342 (44)48 (48)57 (49)46 (42)43 (35)
#43Georgia (Terry)5054.440 (48)50 (50)51 (54)NR (NR)31 (41)
#44Pittsburgh (Katz)4253.752 (53)39 (39)68 (52)42 (45)35 (34)
#45Texas-Dallas (Jindal)4353.640 (38)44 (NR)37 (31)49 (50)NR (NR)
#46Texas A&M (Mays)4451.536 (38)20 (20)49 (22)NR (NR)NR (NR)
#47Florida (Hough)5250.134 (40)NR (NR)55 (NR)30 (NR)17 (NR)
#48Boston College (Carroll)4648.248 (44)51 (NR)59 (44)33 (41)NR (NR)
#49UC-Davis6148.037 (42)63 (61)40 (NR)NR (NR)38 (NR)
#50Rutgers Business School4946.944 (50)52 (NR)61 (50)47 (37)NR (NR)

Note: * Ranks for both The Financial Times and The Economist surveys are U.S. only, not the overall global ranks

(See following page for the next 25 business schools on the list)

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.