Best Business Schools

Rank School Location Total 5-Year MBA Gain ($) Years to Payback Pre-MBA Salary ($) 2012 Salary ($) Tuition ($) Median GMAT Score
1 Stanford Stanford, CA 99,700 4.1 80,000 221,000 117,960 740
2 Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL 92,600 3.7 76,000 200,000 116,969 720
3 Harvard Cambridge, MA 79,600 4.0 80,000 205,000 126,576 730
4 Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA 74,400 4.0 80,000 205,000 116,762 720
5 Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, IL 73,100 3.8 73,000 176,000 116,085 710
6 Dartmouth (Tuck) Hanover, NH 71,000 3.9 72,000 189,000 121,080 720
7 Columbia New York, NY 70,200 3.9 74,000 192,000 124,198 715
8 Duke (Fuqua) Durham, NC 69,800 3.7 63,000 152,000 112,307 695
9 Cornell (Johnson) Ithaca, NY 68,100 3.8 59,000 155,000 117,790 700
10 Michigan (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI 68,000 3.7 61,000 153,000 112,588 710
11 UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC 67,100 3.7 60,000 141,000 105,678 700
12 MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, MA 66,600 4.0 70,000 185,000 119,640 710
13 UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA 66,100 3.8 65,000 165,000 111,638 710
14 UC Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA 65,400 4.0 71,000 175,000 107,928 715
15 Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA 64,700 3.8 67,000 158,000 112,800 710
16 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA 64,300 3.7 60,000 135,000 111,600 700
17 Brigham Young (Marriott) Provo, UT 64,100 3.2 50,000 109,000 44,460 670
18 Yale New Haven, CT 62,100 3.8 54,000 144,000 115,735 720
19 Indiana (Kelley) Bloomington, IN 62,000 3.4 50,000 120,000 91,088 680
20 Iowa (Tippie) Iowa City, IA 60,800 3.4 46,000 118,000 72,988 660
21 Texas-Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX 60,500 3.8 65,000 150,000 98,364 700
22 Michigan State (Broad) East Lansing, MI 59,700 3.3 45,000 105,000 84,663 645
23 NYU (Stern) New York, NY 58,500 3.9 60,000 165,000 115,021 710
24 Emory (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA 57,500 3.7 60,000 140,000 91,648 670
25 Minnesota (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN 56,700 3.4 52,000 121,000 98,209 690
26 Penn State (Smeal) University Park, PA 55,900 3.5 50,000 113,000 72,938 650
27 Washington (Foster) Seattle, WA 55,100 3.7 50,000 119,000 82,518 670
28 Purdue (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN 54,600 3.7 50,000 125,000 83,214 650
29 Notre Dame (Mendoza) St. Marys, IN 54,400 3.6 50,000 115,000 90,240 700
30 Texas A&M (Mays) College Station, TX 52,500 3.7 55,000 124,000 54,154 660
31 SMU (Cox) Dallas, TX 52,300 3.7 48,000 118,000 95,246 640
32 Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 52,200 3.7 59,000 130,000 60,441 675
33 Georgetown (McDonough) Washington, DC 51,000 4.0 56,000 150,000 105,389 680
34 Washington U-St. Louis(Olin) St Louis, MO 50,700 3.9 50,000 125,000 99,000 700
35 Georgia Tech (Scheller) Atlanta, GA 50,200 3.7 56,000 122,000 78,350 678
36 Ohio State (Fisher) Columbus, OH 49,700 3.7 50,000 116,000 93,036 680
37 USC (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA 49,500 4.0 56,000 135,000 103,100 700
38 Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY 49,300 3.8 45,000 115,000 96,014 685
39 Vanderbilt (Owen) Nashville, TN 48,800 4.0 56,000 138,000 92,373 690
40 Buffalo Buffalo, NY 48,600 3.2 32,000 74,000 44,827 620
41 Rice (Jones) Houston, TX 48,400 3.9 55,000 131,000 98,306 680
42 Maryland (Smith) College Park, MD 48,300 3.9 56,000 123,000 94,896 650
43 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC 48,200 3.8 52,000 112,000 83,074 660
44 Boston U Boston, MA 47,000 3.8 50,000 115,000 87,614 690
45 Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 46,500 3.8 43,000 112,000 67,122 660
46 Connecticut Mansfield, CT 45,900 3.8 40,000 107,000 62,020 650
47 William & Mary (Mason) Williamsburg, VA 44,400 3.9 43,000 114,000 81,904 610
48 Pittsburgh (Katz) Pittsburgh, PA 41,400 3.8 35,000 92,000 57,712 606
49 Georgia (Terry) Athens, GA 40,100 3.9 43,000 100,000 64,444 640
50 UC Davis Davis, CA 38,200 4.0 49,000 125,000 97,382 680
51 Boston College (Carroll) Chestnut Hill, MA 37,900 4.0 52,000 115,000 78,786 680
52 Rollins (Crummer) Winter Park, FL 37,100 4.5 25,000 68,000 66,140 589
53 South Carolina (Moore) Columbia, SC 36,900 3.9 47,000 109,000 49,643 620
54 Tulane (Freeman) New Orleans, LA 35,500 4.1 46,000 115,000 102,774 640
55 Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim) Boston, MA 34,500 4.1 39,000 106,000 83,168 640
56 Alabama (Manderson) Tuscaloosa, AL 33,700 3.9 37,000 93,000 53,560 642
57 Arizona (Eller) Tucson, AZ 32,800 4.1 39,000 108,000 78,446 630
58 Missouri (Trulaske) Columbia, MO 28,700 3.9 33,000 78,000 48,171 650
59 Temple (Fox) Philadelphia, PA 25,700 4.2 44,000 97,000 71,428 645
60 Arizona State (Carey) Tempe, AZ 24,800 4.2 42,000 98,000 76,132 680
61 UC Irvine (Merage) Irvine, CA 24,500 4.3 48,000 111,000 94,252 660
62 Case Western (Weatherhead) Cleveland, OH 24,200 4.3 38,000 94,000 91,280 640
63 Florida (Hough) Gainesville, FL 23,500 4.2 54,000 104,000 60,966 678
64 San Diego State San Diego, CA 22,100 4.2 37,000 100,000 45,924 590
65 Utah (Eccles) Salt Lake City, UT 18,500 4.3 36,000 78,000 41,738 600
66 CUNY Baruch (Zicklin) New York, NY 13,600 4.5 50,000 104,000 58,208 640
67 Louisiana State (Ourso) Baton Rouge, LA 9,600 4.6 30,000 82,000 58,570 620
68 Miami Coral Gables, FL 5,000 4.8 39,000 85,000 87,784 630
69 Pepperdine (Graziadio) Los Angeles, CA 4,400 4.9 40,000 96,000 86,290 640
70 Colorado (Leeds) Boulder, CO 1,900 4.9 52,000 113,000 63,296 630

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