US News published its 2014 ranking of the best MBA programs in the U.S., and for the first time the top spot was a three-way tie  between Harvard, Stanford and Wharton. Chicago was in fourth place and MIT took fifth.

US News’ ranking is based on a survey of deans and administrators at the different MBA programs (weighted 25% of a program’s overall score), an employer survey (15%), graduates’ salaries and bonuses (14%), employment rates of students upon graduation (7%), and three months post-graduation (14%), students’ GMAT and GRE scores (16%) and their BA GPAs (8%).

The US News’ ranking is considered one of the most significant and influential, and is singular in that it only includes U.S. programs.

Rounding out the ranking’s leaders:
6- Kellogg
7- Berkeley
8- Columbia
9- Tuck
10- NYU Stern
11-12- Michigan, Darden
13- Yale
14- Duke
15- Texas McCombs
16- UCLA
17- Cornell
18- CMU Tepper
19- UNC
20- Emory

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