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)
#1 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$56,175 per year (full-time) 1,851
#1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Philadelphia, PA

$59,736 per year (full-time) 1,677
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

$60,720 per year (full-time) 1,279
#4 University of Chicago (Booth)

Chicago, IL

$58,760 per year (full-time) 1,176
#6 Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Evanston, IL

$59,085 per year (full-time) 1,148
#11 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ross)

Ann Arbor, MI

$52,200 per year (in-state, full-time); $57,200 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 941
#14 Duke University (Fuqua)

Durham, NC

$55,300 per year (full-time) 861
#5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Cambridge, MA

$61,152 per year (full-time) 819
#1 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$59,550 per year (full-time) 809
#10 New York University (Stern)

New York, NY

$57,468 per year (full-time) 786
#16 University of California—​Los Angeles (Anderson)

Los Angeles, CA

$48,722 per year (in-state, full-time); $55,009 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 724
#11 University of Virginia (Darden)

Charlottesville, VA

$48,402 per year (in-state, full-time); $52,720 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 633
#19 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (Kenan-​Flagler)

Chapel Hill, NC

$31,510 per year (in-state, full-time); $50,942 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 573
#9 Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Hanover, NH

$58,935 per year (full-time) 560
#17 Cornell University (Johnson)

Ithaca, NY

$55,948 per year (full-time) 558
#13 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$57,200 per year (full-time) 552
Unranked University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

$8,918 per year (in-state, full-time); $15,290 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 527
#23 Georgetown University (McDonough)

Washington, DC

$50,928 per year (full-time) 515
#15 University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs)

Austin, TX

$33,298 per year (in-state, full-time); $48,832 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 511
Unranked St. John's University (Tobin)

Queens, NY

$1,110 per credit (full-time) 509
#7 University of California—​Berkeley (Haas)

Berkeley, CA

$51,412 per year (in-state, full-time); $53,959 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 497
Unranked University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$543 per credit (in-state, full-time); $970 per credit (out-of-state, full-time) 430
#65 Babson College (Olin)

Babson Park, MA

$94,836 per program (full-time) 426
#18 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

Pittsburgh, PA

$56,768 per year (full-time) 423
#27 University of Southern California (Marshall)

Los Angeles, CA

$50,495 per year (full-time) 415

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