Undergraduate GPA: What It Takes To Get Into A Top-50 U.S. MBA Program

UNDERGRADUATE GPA AVERAGES AT P&Q’S TOP-RANKED MBA PROGRAMS, 2018-2023

2024 P&Q Rank School 2023 Average Undergraduate GPA 2022 Average Undergraduate GPA 2021 Average GPA 2020 Average GPA 2019 Average GPA 2018 Average GPA 2-Year Change 6-Year Change
1 Stanford GSB 3.77 3.76 3.78 3.80 3.70 3.73 +0.01 +0.04
2 Harvard Business School 3.73 3.70 3.69 3.70 3.70 3.71 +0.03 +0.02
3 Dartmouth (Tuck) 3.49 3.52 3.54 3.48 3.52 3.49 -0.03 None
4 Columbia 3.50 3.60 3.50 3.60 3.60 3.60 -0.10 -0.10
5 Yale SOM* 3.64 3.69 3.69 3.63 3.64 3.71 -0.05 -0.07
6 Duke (Fuqua) 3.50** 3.49 3.49 3.50 3.50 3.49 +0.01 +0.01
7 Cornell (Johnson)* 3.35 3.30 3.34 3.34 3.42 3.39 +0.05 -0.04
8 Virginia (Darden) 3.51 3.51 3.52 3.50 3.48 3.50 None +0.01
9 Michigan (Ross) 3.43 3.50 3.53 3.50 3.50 3.50 -0.07 -0.07
10 NYU (Stern) 3.61 3.62 3.59 3.60 3.52 3.45 -0.01 +0.16
11 Chicago (Booth) 3.60 3.60 3.60 3.60 3.60 3.60 None None
12 Northwestern (Kellogg) 3.70 3.70 3.70 3.60 3.60 3.60 None +0.10
13 UCLA (Anderson) 3.40 3.51 3.51 3.49 3.53 3.52 -0.11 -0.12
14 MIT (Sloan)* 3.61 3.62 3.59 3.54 3.60 3.48 -0.01 -0.13
15 UC-Berkeley (Haas) 3.64 3.64 3.67 3.65 3.67 3.66 None -0.02
16 CMU (Tepper) 3.26 3.33 3.35 3.32 3.30 3.40 -0.07 -0.14
17 Washington (Foster) 3.30* 3.35* 3.42 3.37 3.39 3.30 -0.05 NA
18 Rice (Jones) 3.46t 3.43 3.51 3.41 3.41 3.30 NA NA
19 Texas-Austin (McCombs) 3.46 3.48 3.48 3.44 3.42 3.49 -0.02 -0.03
20 UNC (Kenan-Flagler) 3.42 3.43 3.43 3.40 3.40 3.34 -0.01 +0.08
21 Vanderbilt (Owen)* 3.50 3.34 3.33 3.42 3.36 3.30 +0.16 +0.20
22 USC (Marshall) 3.50 3.58 3.60 3.55 3.54 3.50 -0.08 None
23 Emory (Goizueta) 3.47 3.38 3.30 3.20 3.30 3.30 +0.09 +0.17
24 Georgetown (McDonough) 3.34 3.29 3.35 3.34 3.31 3.34 +0.05 None
25 Florida (Warrington) 3.40 3.48 3.46 3.48 3.48 3.48 -0.08 -0.08
Source: MBA class profiles
* Median
** Estimate using US News 10th-90th percentile
t Rice Jones publishes a 3-year average for all data in its MBA class profile 

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