The U.S. News & World Report published its annual rankings of the best full-time MBA programs in the US. Harvard and Wharton are tied at the 1st place, while Booth ranked #3. MIT Sloan, Kellogg and Stanford are tied at places 4-6.

The schools making up the top 10 this year are exactly the same as last year, with some small changes: Wharton went up from #4 last year to #1 (tied with Harvard), and Stanford went down from #2 to a triple tie at #4.

The rankings are based on a survey conducted between fall 2016 and early 2017 among 471 MBA programs, 131 of which were ranked because they provided enough of the required data. The rankings were calculated based on a weighted average of these indicators:

  • Quality Assessment (40%)
    • Peer assessment score
    • Recruiter assessment score
  • Placement Success (35%)
    • Mean starting salary and bonus
    • Employment rates for full-time MBA program graduates
  • Student Selectivity (25%)
    • Mean GMAT and GRE scores
    • Mean undergraduate GPA
    • Acceptance rate

Here are the rest of the top-20:

7- Berkeley Haas
8- Tuck
9-10 – Columbia, Yale
11- Michigan Ross
12-13- Duke Fuqua, NYU Stern
14- Darden
15- UCLA Anderson
16- Cornell Johnson
17- Texas McCombs
18- UNC Kenan-Flagler
19- CMU Tepper
20- Emory Goizueta

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