The MBA Stats That Matter: P&Q’s Complete Collection of 2018 Data

There’s something special about visiting campus. From landing at the airport to dining at a local haunt, you get a real sense of a place. You can quickly discern if you feel welcome, comfortable, and riveted. Let’s face it: this campus is going to be your home for two years. Now might be the right time to pursue an MBA, but you still want to be around the right people with the right backgrounds with the right focus.

That’s why business school is hardly a snap choice, regardless of reputation, history, or culture. If you’re going to miss two years of work – and shell out six figures between tuition and costs – you’re going to pore over every data point you can find. And MBAs – more than anyone else – follow the maxim of legendary statistician W. Edwards Deming: In God we trust. All others must bring data.”


On the surface, data is transparency, a safeguard that enables applicants to compare schools, identify trends, and narrow choices down to schools that fit their criteria. It is a process as personal as it is scientific. Problem is, where do you find all this data in one spot? Even more, what does this data mean and how does it compare between schools?

That’s where P&Q comes into the equation. Forget wasting time digging through sources that sometimes come with an agenda. This year, we posted original articles that analyzed over 60 different data points. Take GMAT scores. Want a school-by-school breakdown? You’ll find that here….along with average scores for test-takers in over 100 different countries. How about pay? We list the latest base, bonus, and additional compensation for all the top schools…and then slice-and-dice it by industry, region, and concentration to boot. Weighing the executive and online MBA options? We offer a treasure trove of original data there too.

From inputs to outputs, these 2018 articles provide a glimpse into which MBA programs are soaring…and which ones are struggling. Even more, our in-depth analysis looks at what the data means…and why it matters to MBA applicants, students, and even alumni. Here are the links to the data that can help you get started – or pinpoint the final choices with the biggest long-term return.


Class of 2020 MBA Data (GMATs and Applications)

MBA Apps Take A Shocking Plunge

Despite App Declines, Top 25 Schools Still Boost GMAT Averages

Who’s Hardest Hit In This Year’s MBA App Slump


Class of 2018 Pay and Employment Data

Harvard Business School

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

Stanford Graduate School of Business

MIT, Sloan School of Management

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management


Columbia Business School

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business


Class of 2019 MBA Inputs (GMATs, GPAs, GREs, Acceptance Rates)

M7 Schools: The 2018 Data Is In & They Remain Magnificent

Average GMAT Scores At The Top 50 Business Schools

Highest & Lowest GMAT Scores At Top Schools

GPAs At The Leading Business Schools

Average GRE Scores For Top Business Schools

Acceptance Rates At Top 50 MBA Programs

The Closers: Business Schools That Get The Students They Want

MBA Acceptance Rates At Top European Business Schools

European Schools Increasing MBA Intakes

MBA Acceptance Rates By Major


International MBA GMAT Scores

How Indians Score On The GMAT

What Europeans Score On The GMAT

What East & Southeast Asians Score On The GMAT

What Africans Score On The GMAT Test

The World’s Top 25 GMAT Test Takers

Average GMAT Scores At The Top 20 European Business Schools


Go to next page for MBA Pay data and data for online and executive MBAs.

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