Best Business Schools

Ranked in 2014 | Best Business Schools Rankings Methodology

A career in business starts with finding the MBA program that fits your needs. With the U.S. News rankings of the top business schools, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Rank School name Tuition Enrollment (full-time) Average GMAT score (full-time) Acceptance rate (full-time) Full-time graduates employed at graduation Average starting salary and bonus Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation Peer assessment score (out of 5) Recruiter assessment score (out of 5)
#25 Vanderbilt University (Owen)

Nashville, TN

$46,125 per year (full-time) 341
#27 Arizona State University (Carey)

Tempe, AZ

$23,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,150 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 139
#27 Brigham Young University (Marriott)

Provo, UT

$11,280 per year (LDS member, full-time); $22,560 per year (Non-LDS member, full-time) 320
#27 Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)

Atlanta, GA

$26,466 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,332 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 136
#27 Ohio State University (Fisher)

Columbus, OH

$28,688 per year (in-state, full-time); $46,352 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 212
#27 University of Southern California (Marshall)

Los Angeles, CA

$50,495 per year (full-time) 415
#27 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$13,184 per year (in-state, full-time); $26,678 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 193
#33 Rice University (Jones)

Houston, TX

$48,500 per year (full-time) 223
#33 University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities (Carlson)

Minneapolis, MN

$34,230 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 222
#35 Michigan State University (Broad)

East Lansing, MI

$27,191 per year (in-state, full-time); $43,135 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 159
#35 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

$19,976 per year (in-state, full-time); $29,976 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 195
#37 Texas A&M University—​College Station (Mays)

College Station, TX

$7,929 per year (in-state, full-time); $20,319 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 123
#37 University of Rochester (Simon)

Rochester, NY

$49,929 per year (full-time) 249
#37 University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

$15,242 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,000 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 123
#40 Purdue University—​West Lafayette (Krannert)

West Lafayette, IN

$22,409 per year (in-state, full-time); $42,174 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 230
#41 Pennsylvania State University—​University Park (Smeal)

University Park, PA

$22,410 per year (in-state, full-time); $35,888 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 155
#41 University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

$36,449 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,694 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 97
#41 University of Florida (Hough)

Gainesville, FL

$12,642 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,035 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 112
#41 University of Maryland—​College Park (Smith)

College Park, MD

$38,475 per year (in-state, full-time); $45,765 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 220
#45 Boston College (Carroll)

Chestnut Hill, MA

$42,000 per year (full-time) 200
#45 Boston University

Boston, MA

$43,970 per year (full-time) 283
#45 University of California—​Irvine (Merage)

Irvine, CA

$38,450 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,089 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 194
#48 Temple University (Fox)

Philadelphia, PA

$27,459 per year (in-state, full-time); $39,177 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 154
#48 University of Arizona (Eller)

Tucson, AZ

$22,024 per year (in-state, full-time); $37,898 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 95
#48 University of Georgia (Terry)

Athens, GA

$12,400 per year (in-state, full-time); $30,420 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 93

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