Top Ten MBA Programs


The Top Ten MBA programs for 2022. The absolute best business schools in the US — in order!

Applying for your MBA this year? Here is a ranking of the best business schools in the U.S. including averaged GMAT scores, acceptance rate, and number of currently enrolled students at the school. Read on, and see what it takes to get into the MBA program of your dreams!

1. Harvard University

Harvard Business School (HBS). Students had a 727 GMAT score (average) + the school had an acceptance rate of 11.5%. HBS currently enrolls 1,593 full-time MBA students.

Harvard Business School (HBS) — Top 10 MBA

2. Stanford University

Stanford Graduate School of Business’s average incoming MBA student had a 733 GMAT score with an 8.9% acceptance rate. Stanford currently enrolls 840 students.

Stanford — Top 10 MBA

3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania accepted MBA applicants had a 722 GMAT score with a 27% acceptance rate. The school currently enrolls 915 full-time MBA students.

Wharton (Penn) — Top 10 MBA

4. University of Chicago (Booth)

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ average incoming MBA student had a 724 GMAT score. There is no officially published acceptance rate, but the school currently enrolls 1,220 full-time MBA students.

Chicago Booth — Top 10 MBA

5. Northwestern University (Kellogg)

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has a 727 average MBA applicant GMAT score, and a 27% acceptance rate. Kellogg currently enrolls 1,016 full-time MBA students.

Kellogg (Northwestern) — Top 10 MBA

6. Columbia University

Columbia Business School has a 726 GMAT score, an acceptance rate of 16%, and there are currently 1,521 full-time MBA students enrolled at Columbia.

Columbia University — Top 10 MBA

7. New York University (Stern)

NYU Stern School of Business has a 723 average GMAT score, admitted 29% of applicants last year, and currently enrolls 668 full-time MBA students.

NYU Stern — Top 10 MBA

8. MIT — Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

MIT’s Sloan School of Management has a 720 average GMAT score, though last year the GMAT + GRE was OPTIONAL! The school did not disclose its acceptance rate for last year, but it currently enrolls 887 full-time MBA students.

MIT Sloan — Top 10 MBA

9. Yale University

Yale School of Management’s MBA applicants had an average 720 GMAT score, a 29% acceptance rate, and currently has 692 full-time MBA students enrolled.

Yale University — Top 10 MBA

10. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business applicants reported a 720 average GMAT score, a 34% acceptance rate, and the school currently enrolls 575 full-time MBA students.

Dartmouth Tuck -Top 10 MBA

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