Best Business Schools

Ranked in 2018 | 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)
#1Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 100 out of 100.
Harvard University 

Boston, MA

$72,000 per year (full-time) 1,857
#1Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 100 out of 100.
University of Chicago (Booth) 

Chicago, IL

$69,200 per year (full-time) 1,176
#3
Overall Score: Overall Score: 99 out of 100.
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 

Philadelphia, PA

$70,200 per year (full-time) 1,737
#4
Overall Score: Overall Score: 98 out of 100.
Stanford University 

Stanford, CA

$68,868 per year (full-time) 853
#5
Overall Score: Overall Score: 97 out of 100.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) 

Cambridge, MA

$71,000 per year (full-time) 813
#6
Overall Score: Overall Score: 95 out of 100.
Northwestern University (Kellogg) 

Evanston, IL

$68,955 per year (full-time) 1,296
#7Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 93 out of 100.
University of California—​Berkeley (Haas) 

Berkeley, CA

$58,794 per year (in-state, full-time); $59,811 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 543
#7Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 93 out of 100.
University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ross) 

Ann Arbor, MI

$62,300 per year (in-state, full-time); $67,300 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 824
#9
Overall Score: Overall Score: 92 out of 100.
Columbia University 

New York, NY

$71,544 per year (full-time) 1,297
#10
Overall Score: Overall Score: 91 out of 100.
Dartmouth College (Tuck) 

Hanover, NH

$68,910 per year (full-time) 582
#11Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 90 out of 100.
Duke University (Fuqua) 

Durham, NC

$65,665 per year (full-time) 882
#11Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 90 out of 100.
Yale University 

New Haven, CT

$66,650 per year (full-time) 716
#13Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 88 out of 100.
New York University (Stern) 

New York, NY

$69,086 per year (full-time) 779
#13Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 88 out of 100.
University of Virginia (Darden) 

Charlottesville, VA

$60,024 per year (in-state, full-time); $62,342 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 671
#15
Overall Score: Overall Score: 87 out of 100.
Cornell University (Johnson) 

Ithaca, NY

$63,894 per year (full-time) 573
#16
Overall Score: Overall Score: 85 out of 100.
University of California—​Los Angeles (Anderson) 

Los Angeles, CA

$56,927 per year (in-state, full-time); $58,458 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 725
#17Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 83 out of 100.
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 

Pittsburgh, PA

$64,000 per year (full-time) 446
#17Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 83 out of 100.
University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs) 

Austin, TX

$35,324 per year (in-state, full-time); $51,804 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 527
#19
Overall Score: Overall Score: 80 out of 100.
University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (Kenan-​Flagler) 

Chapel Hill, NC

$43,015 per year (in-state, full-time); $58,138 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 581
#20Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 79 out of 100.
Emory University (Goizueta) 

Atlanta, GA

$59,000 per year (full-time) 352
#20Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 79 out of 100.
University of Southern California (Marshall) 

Los Angeles, CA

$60,951 per year (full-time) 454
#22
Overall Score: Overall Score: 78 out of 100.
University of Washington (Foster) 

Seattle, WA

$32,274 per year (in-state, full-time); $47,541 per year (out-of-state, full-time) 221
#23Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 77 out of 100.
Rice University (Jones) 

Houston, TX

$55,500 per year (full-time) 228
#23Tie
Overall Score: Overall Score: 77 out of 100.
Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) 

St. Louis, MO

$57,900 per year (full-time) 272
#25
Overall Score: Overall Score: 76 out of 100.
Georgetown University (McDonough) 

Washington, DC

$56,400 per year (full-time) 562

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