The Best Business Schools

5-yr gain Salary
Rank Name Location Total1 ($thou) As % Of Expenses2 (%) Years To Break Even Pre-MBA ($thou) 2008 ($thou) Tuition3 ($thou) GMAT
1 Stanford Stanford, CA 85 38 4.2 82 225 102 730
2 Dartmouth (Tuck) Hanover, NH 80 39 4.0 70 205 94 720
3 Harvard Boston, MA 79 34 4.0 82 215 102 720
4 Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL 63 30 4.2 71 210 97 720
5 Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA 57 27 4.4 75 200 100 715
6 Columbia New York, NY 57 28 4.2 70 182 99 710
7 Cornell (Johnson) Ithaca, NY 57 32 4.1 60 168 92 700
8 Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, IL 52 27 4.2 66 165 96 710
9 Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA 50 28 4.2 60 159 93 700
10 Yale New Haven, CT 46 26 4.3 57 160 93 720
11 Texas-Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX 44 29 4.2 57 125 81 690
12 UC Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA 43 26 4.2 67 163 86 710
13 Duke (Fuqua) Durham, NC 43 24 4.3 62 148 93 700
14 MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, MA 42 20 4.4 70 190 96 710
15 UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC 41 28 4.2 55 142 86 690
16 Brigham Young (Marriott) Provo, UT 41 39 3.9 45 105 38 680
17 NYU (Stern) New York, NY 37 20 4.3 62 170 89 710
18 Michigan (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI 37 20 4.3 62 155 93 710
19 UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA 35 21 4.4 68 160 83 710
20 Iowa (Tippie) Iowa City, IA 35 30 4.2 43 112 53 660
21 Michigan State (Broad) East Lansing, MI 34 26 4.2 53 114 62 640
22 Emory (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA 34 23 4.2 56 121 81 685
23 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA 33 18 4.4 60 145 98 700
24 Texas A&M (Mays) College Station, TX 30 29 4.2 47 106 39 650
25 Indiana (Kelley) Bloomington, IN 29 21 4.3 53 115 76 670
26 Minnesota (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN 29 22 4.2 53 104 79 663
27 Connecticut Storrs, CT 29 25 4.4 52 153 51 620
28 Penn State (Smeal) University Park, PA 29 20 4.3 54 120 66 650
29 Maryland (Smith) College Park, MD 29 18 4.3 49 109 86 660
30 Vanderbilt (Owen) Nashville, TN 29 18 4.5 53 128 87 650
31 Georgetown (McDonough) Washington, DC 28 16 4.5 60 147 83 678
32 USC (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA 28 18 4.5 56 155 86 700
33 SMU (Cox) Dallas, TX 28 20 4.4 52 122 81 640
34 Wake Forest (Babcock) Winston-Salem, NC 27 21 4.4 47 108 71 630
35 Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 27 19 4.3 51 103 53 666
36 Rollins (Crummer) Winter Park, FL 27 30 4.1 29 75 59 605
37 Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY 27 17 4.4 49 120 82 680
38 Notre Dame (Mendoza) Notre Dame, IN 26 18 4.4 49 110 77 680
39 Ohio State (Fisher) Columbus, OH 26 21 4.4 45 94 76 680
40 Washington (Foster) Seattle, WA 25 21 4.3 48 111 68 688
41 Washington U-St. Louis(Olin) St. Louis, MO 25 16 4.5 52 118 85 681
42 Tennessee Knoxville, TN 25 26 4.2 39 82 37 615
43 Miami Coral Gables, FL 25 22 4.3 35 85 70 630
44 Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 25 22 4.3 47 100 66 680
45 Purdue (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN 25 20 4.5 47 100 72 670
46 Boston College (Carroll) Chestnut Hill, MA 24 20 4.4 47 125 68 660
47 Rice (Jones) Houston, TX 24 15 4.6 60 140 78 680
48 SUNY Buffalo Buffalo, NY 24 28 4.2 31 84 32 610
49 William & Mary (Mason) Williamsburg, VA 24 19 4.4 44 110 69 610
50 Georgia (Terry) Athens, GA 23 21 4.4 45 108 58 650

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