Rank School Location Total 5-Year MBA Gain ($thou) 5-Year MBA Gain As % of Expenses Years to Payback Pre-MBA Salary ($thou) 2010 Salary ($thou) Tuition ($thou) Median GMAT Score
1 Harvard Boston, MA 118 51 3.6 79 230 112 730
2 Stanford Palo Alto, CA 116 54 3.5 77 205 110 730
3 Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL 112 52 3.5 72 205 106 720
4 Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA 111 48 3.7 79 225 109 720
5 Columbia New York, NY 106 48 3.6 76 198 115 712
6 Dartmouth (Tuck) Hanover, NH 102 48 3.6 74 200 104 720
7 Northwestern (Kellogg) Evanston, IL 101 50 3.5 68 183 105 720
8 Cornell (Johnson) Ithaca, NY 100 53 3.5 65 180 104 700
9 Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA 99 53 3.5 68 178 104 700
10 MIT (Sloan) Cambridge, MA 97 42 3.7 77 200 104 720
11 Yale New Haven, CT 96 54 3.3 57 150 105 720
12 Duke (Fuqua) Durham, NC 93 49 3.6 63 162 102 700
13 UC Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA 88 49 3.7 68 171 102 710
14 Michigan (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI 81 45 3.6 62 146 103 710
15 Brigham Young (Marriott) Provo, UT 81 73 3.1 47 108 42 680
16 UNC (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC 78 48 3.6 55 136 96 700
17 Texas-Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX 78 47 3.6 59 144 93 690
18 NYU (Stern) New York, NY 77 42 3.7 61 160 97 710
19 Michigan State (Broad) East Lansing, MI 77 61 3.1 45 109 77 645
20 UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA 77 45 3.7 63 159 100 710
21 Iowa (Tippie) Iowa City, IA 76 75 3.1 36 96 68 650
22 Emory (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA 72 47 3.5 55 128 86 680
23 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA 72 38 3.8 55 147 105 700
24 Texas A&M (Mays) College Station, TX 72 64 3.3 46 116 43 646
25 SMU (Cox) Dallas, TX 71 53 3.4 45 112 90 643
26 Penn State (Smeal) University Park, PA 70 56 3.2 49 111 71 650
27 Indiana (Kelley) Bloomington, IN 69 51 3.3 47 109 90 660
28 Minnesota (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN 69 46 3.4 52 119 89 694
29 Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 69 53 3.5 50 119 53 680
30 Wake Forest (Babcock) Winston-Salem, NC 66 50 3.4 45 107 77 650
31 Notre Dame (Mendoza) South Bend, IN 65 43 3.5 48 114 84 700
32 Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY 64 44 3.6 42 114 92 677
33 Vanderbilt (Owen) Nashville, TN 64 38 3.8 56 140 87 670
34 Ohio State (Fisher) Columbus, OH 63 46 3.6 49 115 84 680
35 Georgetown (McDonough) Washington, DC 62 39 3.8 50 138 98 685
36 Washington (Foster) Seattle, WA 62 50 3.5 49 119 76 680
37 Connecticut Storrs, CT 62 57 3.5 47 115 56 620
38 Maryland (Smith) College Park, MD 61 40 3.7 54 120 95 670
39 USC (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA 61 36 3.9 54 144 95 690
40 Purdue (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN 61 44 3.6 47 120 81 660
41 William & Mary (Mason) Williamsburg, VA 60 49 3.6 43 118 76 615
42 Georgia (Terry) Athens, GA 60 48 3.6 49 120 61 640
43 Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 57 42 3.6 54 127 73 680
44 Babson (Olin) Wellesley, MA 57 39 3.7 53 112 85 624
45 Rice (Jones) Houston, TX 56 34 3.9 54 126 91 680
46 Rollins (Crummer) Winter Park, FL 56 57 3.4 26 89 65 582
47 Washington U-St. Louis(Olin) St. Louis, MO 56 38 3.8 48 119 92 700
48 U Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo, NY 56 68 3.3 29 79 36 610
49 Case Western (Weatherhead) Cleveland, OH 55 43 3.6 43 105 83 600
50 CUNY Baruch (Zicklin) New York, NY 55 50 3.5 44 104 47 650
51 Pittsburgh (Katz) Pittsburgh, PA 55 49 3.5 36 100 54 610
52 Tulane (Freeman) New Orleans, LA 53 40 3.9 45 117 82 674
53 Boston College (Carroll) Chestnut Hill, MA 53 33 3.8 63 125 71 662
54 Thunderbird Glendale, AZ 53 37 3.7 43 100 87 610
55 Fordham New York, NY 51 35 3.8 50 113 79 610
56 Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 48 38 3.9 42 113 66 650
57 Alabama (Manderson) Tuscaloosa, AL 47 56 3.4 32 85 50 640
58 Auburn Auburn, AL 47 71 3.1 28 71 41 640
59 Miami Coral Gables, FL 45 39 3.8 35 95 78 638
60 Arizona (Eller) Tucson, AZ 44 40 3.6 42 98 74 601
61 Boston U Boston, MA 43 34 3.9 50 116 81 690
62 Hofstra (Zarb) Hempstead, NY 41 45 3.8 38 95 38 640
63 Missouri (Trulaske) Columbia, MO 38 48 3.7 31 86 43 650
64 Louisiana State (Ourso) Baton Rouge, LA 32 36 3.9 32 84 47 600
65 Northeastern Boston, MA 32 26 4.2 35 102 75 620
66 Arizona State (Carey) Tempe, AZ 26 20 4.2 46 102 72 680
67 Florida (Hough) Gainesville, FL 26 24 4.2 44 93 58 660
68 American (Kogod) Washington, DC 23 17 4.3 43 100 62 580
69 UC Irvine (Merage) Irvine, CA 21 15 4.6 48 116 89 680
70 South Carolina (Moore) Columbia, SC 16 13 4.4 47 97 70 630
71 Willamette (Atkinson) Salem, OR 13 12 4.6 38 85 61 560
72 UC Davis Davis, CA 7 5 4.8 49 114 90 700
73 Temple (Fox) Philadelphia, PA 6 4 4.8 50 95 69 620
74 Pepperdine (Graziadio) Los Angeles, CA 4 3 4.9 44 111 77 650

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