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Princeton Review College Ranking
10 Schools Toughest To Get Into
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Stanford boasts one of the most sought after business programs in the country for a rea­son: “Alongside Harvard, it is the best business school in the world.” This is an environ­ment in which “you are surrounded by exceptionally smart and driven classmates, and the professors ensure that the rigoro...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.73

Average GMAT score - 732

Total Enrollment - 809

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The MIT Sloan MBA Program has “both the best entrepreneurial program of any business school in the world and the most fantastic technology available,” students insist. And that’s hardly all the school offers; on the contrary, students tell us that MIT Sloan is “the best all-around program in allowi...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.6

Average GMAT score - 710

Total Enrollment - 812

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A “tried-and-true General Management focus with no concentrations or majors and no published GPAs,” a “pedagogical approach that relies strongly on the case method,” and most of all “a reputation as the best business program in the country” make Harvard Business School one of the top prizes in the ...

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Private

Total Enrollment - 1851

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Show/Hide University of California—Berkeley Berkeley, CA save school get a brochure
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The Haas School of Business at the University of California—Berkeley is a “top school for academics and recruitment opportunities,” especially “on the West Coast.” Students here note that the MBA program is “Outstanding on all levels: professionally, academically, and socially.” Thanks to an enviro...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.6

Average GMAT score - 714

Total Enrollment - 1293

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, one of the premier MBA programs in the world, is best known for its “strong finance reputation,” but the curriculum’s “strong emphasis on quantitative analysis” extends “across many disciplines, not just finance but marketing, entrepreneurship, opera...

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Private

Average GMAT score - 720

Total Enrollment - 1691

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Show/Hide New York University New York, NY save school
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Smack dab in the middle of New York City, NYU’s Stern School of Business couldn’t have a better location, location, location. From finance to the arts, “New York delivers every opportunity imaginable,” and Stern is “well integrated into NYC, both physically and in the people it brings in as faculty...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.51

Average GMAT score - 721

Total Enrollment - 2718

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Show/Hide Columbia University New York, NY save school get a brochure
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Quite literally, few top MBA programs are as perfectly positioned as Columbia Business School. Columbia’s enviable New York City location is one of its major selling points, offer­ing “immense exposure to U.S. economy and the corporate industry.” Through academics, internships, campus programs, spe...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.5

Average GMAT score - 716

Total Enrollment - 1279

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Show/Hide Dartmouth College Hanover, NH save school get a brochure
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There is no rest for the weary at Tuck, where the “intensive academic core for first-years is accelerated and rigorous.” During the elongated (32-week) school year, students take 18 courses, two of which are electives. One of these is Tuck’s trademark First-Year Project, a course in which student t...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.53

Average GMAT score - 718

Total Enrollment - 560

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Show/Hide Yale University New Haven, CT save school
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Yale is one of the world’s most respected universities, so it is no surprise that the “world­renowned” “brand of Yale” is a huge draw for students. The School of Management has Yale’s characteristic “academic rigor” coupled with a “low faculty to student ratio” and an “international focus.” SOM stu...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.57

Average GMAT score - 714

Total Enrollment - 552

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Show/Hide Northwestern University Evanston, IL save school
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At the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, you can almost feel the cooperation in the air. “It’s the kind of atmosphere that even if you don’t know peo­ple, you will say ‘hi’ in the halls,” reports one student. This “collaborative,” “collegial,” and “student-led environment” at...

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Average GMAT score - 707

Total Enrollment - 1973