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Does PhD pedigree matter?

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 Choosing a School for PhD

This post is inspired in large part by discussion over at Cosmic Variance about the importance of choice of particular graduate school and pedigree effect. Two extreme points of view are: a) pedigree matters a great deal, having a top school name on your resume will enhance your chances of getting a job and b) pedigree effect is non-existent, and if you are smart and do good science, it doesn’t matter where your degree is from. Additional discussion centered on issue of difficulty of “upward” mobility – which means that most people tend to get positions down the ranking ladder from their PhD institutions, not up.
It’s of course difficult to do proper “controlled” measure of pedigree effect – maybe students selected by top program would do just as well in lower ranked programs, who knows.
So let’s ask a different question – how many of the academic jobs in top research universities go to PhDs from the top programs? Ideally one would want to focus on recent hires only, looking at entire faculty makeup means integrating over the past50 or 60 years, with a big hiring spike in sputnik/cold war years. One way to address this issue is to look only at associate and assistant professors, which typically represent recent hires. Another, possibly better, way is to limit by the years of PhD (say count only PhDs obtained past 1995), but it involves more work. I spent about 4 hours compiling the data, and not sure I want to spend much more on this, even though it is a lot of fun and I am a sucker for playing with numbers.
So here’s the statistics, and I will criticize methods later – AIP graduate program listings, which I believe are compiled in 2005-2006 list 636 professors in the top 50 institutions (I used NRC’95 rankings) in associate or assistant rank. Typically their PhD years span about 12-15 year period from about 1990 till ~2003-2004. 162 of them have foreign PhDs (more on that later) and 472 held PhDs from US. More than half of those hires have PhDs from just 8 institutions: Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Berkeley, Chicago, Stanford, Caltech and Cornell. The effect is larger than I expected, but perhaps not completely unexpected.
Below are the institutions that have 3 or more PhD graduates among 636 assistant/associate rank professors in the top 50 physics programs:

Harvard University

Princeton University

MIT

Univ. of California-Berkeley

University of Chicago

Stanford University

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Cornell University

University of Michigan

Columbia University

University of Minnesota

Univ of California-San Diego

Univ of CA-Santa Barbara

Univ of Il Urbana-Champaign

University of Washington

Yale University

SUNY-Stony Brook

University of Texas at Austin

Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Johns Hopkins University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

Univ of California-Los Angeles

Univ of Maryland College Park

Northwestern University

Rice University

University of Colorado

Boston University

Indiana University

Rutgers -New Brunswick

Brandeis University

Duke University

Purdue University

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Top 10 universities contribute 59% of US PhD hires, those ranked 11-20 provide another 18%, the next ten ranked 21-30 provide 10%, and ALL of the remaining US universities contribute remaining 12% or so.

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Percentage of PhDs that goes on to become faculty at top 50 universities.

Comparison ranking in terms of total PhD hires and ranking of USNews and NRC.

and the complete article is available at Incoherently Scattered Ponderings

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The Times Higher World University Rankings 2007

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University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

Yale University

Imperial College London

Princeton University

CALTECH

University of Chicago

University College London

MIT

Columbia University

McGill University

Duke University

University of Penn

Johns Hopkins Univ

Australian National Univ

University of Tokyo

University of Hong Kong

Stanford University

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Edinburgh

King’s College London

Kyoto University

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

University of Melbourne

Ecole Polytechnique

Northwestern University

University of Manchester

University of Sydney

Brown University

University of British Columbia

University of Queensland

National University of Singapore

Peking University

University of Bristol

Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Michigan

Tsinghua University

University of California, LA

ETH Zurich

Monash University

University of New South Wales

University of Toronto

Osaka University

Boston University

University of Amsterdam

New York University

University of Auckland

Seoul National University

University of Texas at Austin

Hong Kong University of Sc & Tech

Trinity College Dublin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Warwick

University of California, San Diego

London School of Economics

Heidelberg University

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

University of Adelaide

Delft University of Technology

University of Western Australia

University of Birmingham

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität  M

Technische Universität München

University of Sheffield

Nanyang Technological University

University of Nottingham

Dartmouth College

Uppsala University

University of Illinois

Emory University

University of York

University of St Andrews

University of Pittsburgh

Purdue University

University of Maryland

University of Leeds

University of Southampton

Vanderbilt University

University of Glasgow

Leiden University

Case Western Reserve Univ

Fudan University

University of Vienna

Queen’s University

Utrecht University

Pen State University

Tokyo Institute of Tech

Rice University

University of Copenhagen

University of Montreal

University of Rochester

University of California, Davis

University of Alberta

Georgia Institute of Technology

Cardiff University

University of Helsinki

University of Liverpool

Georgetown University

National Taiwan University

Tohoku University

University of Geneva

Lund University

University of Colorado

McMaster University

Durham University

University of Virginia

Maastricht University

Nagoya University

University of Waterloo

University of Aarhus

University of Basel

University of Otago

University of California, SB

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De L

University of Southern California

Ohio State University

University of Sussex

Texas A&M University

Université Catholique de Louvain

University of Ghent

Nanjing University

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Univ of Western Ontario

Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem

Newcastle University

Technical Univ of Denmark

Eindhoven University of Tech

Korea Adv Inst of Sc & Tech

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

University of Arizona

University of Florida

Kyushu University

University of Aberdeen

Indiana University Bloomington

Simon Fraser University

University of California, Irvine

University of Zurich

University of Minnesota

Universität Tübingen

Universität Freiburg

University of Bath

Freie Universität Berlin

University of Lancaster

Wageningen University

City University of Hong Kong

Queen Mary, Univ of London

Hokkaido University

University of North Carolina

Tel Aviv University

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Univ of Sc &Tech of China

University of Notre Dame

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Cranfield University

Michigan State University

Tufts University

Keio University

Washington University in St Louis

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Universität Stuttgart

University of Calgary

Vienna University of Tech

Universität Göttingen

Macquarie University

Helsinki University of Tech

University of Dundee

Universität Karlsruhe

University of Bologna

University of Groningen

University of MA ,Amherst

University of São Paulo

University of Campinas

University College Dublin

Rutgers,  New Jersey

University of Reading

Waseda University

Rheinisch-Westfälische Tech

Università Degli Studi Di Roma

Université Louis Pasteur

University of Leicester

University of Twente

University of Antwerp

University of Canterbury

University of Oslo

University of Surrey

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology

Univ Nat Autónoma de México

University of Barcelona

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Queensland Univ of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

Kobe University

University of Wollongong

University of Cape Town

Rmit University

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Carleton University Norman Paterson School of InternationalAffairs
Columbia University School of International and PublicAffairs
Duke University Terry Sanford Institute of PublicPolicy
George Washington University Elliott School of InternationalAffairs
Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School ofForeign Service
Georgia Institute of Technology  Sam Nunn School of InternationalAffairs
Harvard University  John F. Kennedy School of Government
Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced I nternational Studies
Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Syracuse University The Maxwell School
Tufts University The Fletcher School of Law andDiplomacy
University of California, San Diego Graduate School of InternationalRelations and Pacific Studies
University of Denver Graduate School of InternationalStudies (GSIS)
University of Maryland School of Public Policy
University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School ofPublic Policy
University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Instituteof Public Affairs
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public AndInternational Affairs
University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications
University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School ofInternational Studies
Yale University The Whitney and BettyMacMillan Center
Department of State National Foreign Affairs TrainingCenter
DePaul University International Studies Program
Florida International University Department of InternationalRelations
Fordham University International Political Economy and Development Program
George Mason University International Commerce andPolicy Program
Howard University Ralph J. Bunche InternationalAffairs Center
Monterey Institute Graduate School of InternationalPolicy Studies
North Carolina State University Department of Political Scienceand Public Administration
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey The Division of Global Affairs
Pepperdine University School of Public Policy
Seton Hall University John C. Whitehead School ofDiplomacy and International Relations
Texas A&M University Bush School of Government &Public Service
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Engineering Schools Acceptance Rate and GRE Score

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Year 2006 Data.

Presented in ascending order of the ‘ acceptance rate’

California Institute of Technology
Overall acceptance rate: 9.8%
Average GRE verbal: 600
Average GRE quantitative: 790
Average GRE analytical: 760

Harvard University
Overall acceptance rate: 12.8%
Average GRE verbal: 540
Average GRE quantitative: 740
Average GRE analytical: 743

Dartmouth College (Thayer)
Overall acceptance rate: 14.5%
Average GRE verbal: 601
Average GRE quantitative: 778
Average GRE analytical: 695

Vanderbilt University
Overall acceptance rate: 15%
Average GRE verbal: 548
Average GRE quantitative: 757
Average GRE analytical: 726

Rice University (Brown)
Overall acceptance rate: 15.3%
Average GRE verbal: 532
Average GRE quantitative: 760
Average GRE analytical: 742

Yale University
Overall acceptance rate: 17.5
Average GRE verbal: 574
Average GRE quantitative: 778
Average GRE analytical: 774

Princeton University
Overall acceptance rate: 17.7%
Average GRE verbal: 586
Average GRE quantitative: 784
Average GRE analytical: 711

University of California–Berkeley
Overall acceptance rate: 18.4%
Average GRE verbal: 553
Average GRE quantitative: 771
Average GRE analytical: 729

University of Rochester
Overall acceptance rate: 19.6%
Average GRE verbal: 535
Average GRE quantitative: 767
Average GRE analytical: 715

Johns Hopkins University (Whiting)
Overall acceptance rate: 20.4%
Average GRE verbal: 547
Average GRE quantitative: 759
Average GRE analytical: 749
University of Virginia
Overall acceptance rate: 20.8%
Average GRE verbal: 538
Average GRE quantitative: 753
Average GRE analytical: 731

University of California–San Diego
Overall acceptance rate: 22%
Average GRE verbal: 521
Average GRE quantitative: 765
Average GRE analytical: 685

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Overall acceptance rate: 22.2%
Average GRE verbal: 574
Average GRE quantitative: 779
Average GRE analytical: 751
Carnegie Mellon University
Overall acceptance rate: 22.3%
Average GRE verbal: 567
Average GRE quantitative: 775
Average GRE analytical: N/A
Iowa State University
Overall acceptance rate: 22.4%
Average GRE verbal: 506
Average GRE quantitative: 766
Average GRE analytical: 711
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Overall acceptance rate: 22.8%
Average GRE verbal: 559
Average GRE quantitative: 776
Average GRE analytical: 800
Lehigh University (Rossin)
Overall acceptance rate: 23.1%
Average GRE verbal: 472
Average GRE quantitative: 765
Average GRE analytical: 752

North Carolina State University
Overall acceptance rate: 23.2%
Average GRE verbal: 531
Average GRE quantitative: 756
Average GRE analytical: 670

Cornell University
Overall acceptance rate: 24.3%
Average GRE verbal: 576
Average GRE quantitative: 785
Average GRE analytical: N/A

University of Maryland–College Park
Overall acceptance rate: 24.5%
Average GRE verbal: 536
Average GRE quantitative: 758
Average GRE analytical: N/A

University of California–Santa Barbara
Overall acceptance rate: 24.9%
Average GRE verbal: 554
Average GRE quantitative: 776
Average GRE analytical: N/A

Washington University in St. Louis (Sever)
Overall acceptance rate: 25.5%
Average GRE verbal: 510
Average GRE quantitative: 760
Average GRE analytical: 580

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick
Overall acceptance rate: 25.6%
Average GRE verbal: 492
Average GRE quantitative: 730
Average GRE analytical: 677

University of Delaware
Overall acceptance rate: 25.6%
Average GRE verbal: 519
Average GRE quantitative: 745
Average GRE analytical: 720

University of California–Irvine
Overall acceptance rate: 25.7%
Average GRE verbal: 50
Average GRE quantitative: 75
Average GRE analytical: 68

Boston University
Overall acceptance rate: 26.6%
Average GRE verbal: 530
Average GRE quantitative: 763
Average GRE analytical: 674

University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
Overall acceptance rate: 27.3%
Average GRE verbal: 538
Average GRE quantitative: 772
Average GRE analytical: 741

Northwestern University (McCormick)
Overall acceptance rate: 27.6%
Average GRE verbal: 567
Average GRE quantitative: 770
Average GRE analytical: 609

Ohio State University
Overall acceptance rate: 27.8%
Average GRE verbal: 518
Average GRE quantitative: 758
Average GRE analytical: 684

Virginia Tech
Overall acceptance rate: 27.8%
Average GRE verbal: 551
Average GRE quantitative: 768
Average GRE analytical: 680

Case Western Reserve University
Overall acceptance rate: 28%
Average GRE verbal: 506
Average GRE quantitative: 766
Average GRE analytical: 678

Duke University
Overall acceptance rate: 28.9%
Average GRE verbal: 552
Average GRE quantitative: 764
Average GRE analytical: 702

Columbia University (Fu Foundation)
Overall acceptance rate: 29.4%
Average GRE verbal: 533
Average GRE quantitative: 773
Average GRE analytical: 729

University of Texas–Austin
Overall acceptance rate: 29.7%
Average GRE verbal: 547
Average GRE quantitative: 763
Average GRE analytical: 707

Purdue University–West Lafayette
Overall acceptance rate: 30.4%
Average GRE verbal: 524
Average GRE quantitative: 757
Average GRE analytical: 666

Stanford University
Overall acceptance rate: 31.2%
Average GRE verbal: 573
Average GRE quantitative: 781
Average GRE analytical: 737

University of Pennsylvania
Overall acceptance rate: 32.3%
Average GRE verbal: 541
Average GRE quantitative: 760
Average GRE analytical: 689

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Overall acceptance rate: 33.3%
Average GRE verbal: 531
Average GRE quantitative: 755
Average GRE analytical: 699

University of Washington
Overall acceptance rate: 34.3%
Average GRE verbal: 539
Average GRE quantitative: 736
Average GRE analytical: 654

University of California–Davis
Overall acceptance rate: 34.3%
Average GRE verbal: 504
Average GRE quantitative: 749
Average GRE analytical: 691

University of Pittsburgh
Overall acceptance rate: 34.5%
Average GRE verbal: 488
Average GRE quantitative: 776
Average GRE analytical: N/A

Pennsylvania State University–University Park
Overall acceptance rate: 34.8%
Average GRE verbal: 512
Average GRE quantitative: 755
Average GRE analytical: 692

Georgia Institute of Technology
Overall acceptance rate: 34.9%
Average GRE verbal: 538
Average GRE quantitative: 763
Average GRE analytical: 692

University of California–Los Angeles
Overall acceptance rate: 35.8%
Average GRE verbal: 503
Average GRE quantitative: 764
Average GRE analytical: 725

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
Overall acceptance rate: 36.3%
Average GRE verbal: 528
Average GRE quantitative: 771
Average GRE analytical: N/A

Texas A&M University–College Station
Overall acceptance rate: 37.9%
Average GRE verbal: 497
Average GRE quantitative: 751
Average GRE analytical: 674

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Overall acceptance rate: 40%
Average GRE verbal: 533
Average GRE quantitative: 772
Average GRE analytical: 738

University of Florida
Overall acceptance rate: 43.3%
Average GRE verbal: 519
Average GRE quantitative: 757
Average GRE analytical: 688

Arizona State University (Fulton)
Overall acceptance rate: 44.1%
Average GRE verbal: 519
Average GRE quantitative: 759
Average GRE analytical: N/A

University of Southern California
Overall acceptance rate: 48.8%
Average GRE verbal: 490
Average GRE quantitative: 754
Average GRE analytical: 681

University of Colorado–Boulder
Overall acceptance rate: 61.1%
Average GRE verbal: 552
Average GRE quantitative: 761
Average GRE analytical: 742

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All You Wanted to Know about Top MBA Programs – BW

The University of Chicago

Graduate School of Business

BW Ranking 1

Location Illinois
Full-Time Enrollment N/A
Avg. GMAT 703
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.1
Estimated total (not annual) program cost N/A
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) N/A

Concentrations

Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy

The University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School

BW Ranking 2

Location Pennsylvania

Full-Time Enrollment 1,615

Avg. GMAT 714

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.9

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $88,090

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 21%

Concentrations

Accounting, Actuarial Science, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Insurance, Marketing, Operations Management, Public Policy, Real Estate, Strategy

Harvard University

Harvard Business School

BW Ranking 4

Location Massachusetts
Full-Time Enrollment 1,819
Avg. GMAT 711
Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.5
Estimated total (not annual) program cost N/A
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 15%

University of California, Berkeley

Haas School of Business

BW Ranking 8

Location California

Full-Time Enrollment 505

Avg. GMAT 707

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $73,267

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 18%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management, International Business, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Media/Entertainment, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Real Estate, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Technology

Dartmouth College

Tuck School of Business

BW Ranking 11

Location New Hampshire
Full-Time Enrollment 490
Avg. GMAT 710
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.6
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $81,805
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 20%

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kenan-Flagler Business School

Location North Carolina
Full-Time Enrollment 567
Avg. GMAT 664
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.3
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $72,765
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 47%

Concentrations

Consulting, Entrepreneurship, , Real Estate, Supply Chain Management

Stanford University

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Location California
Full-Time Enrollment 764
Avg. GMAT 720
Avg. Work Experience (years) 4
Estimated total (not annual) program cost N/A
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 10%

Concentrations

General Management

Columbia University

Columbia Business School

Location New York
Full-Time Enrollment 1,242
Avg. GMAT N/A
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $81,896
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 17%

Concentrations

Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Media/Entertainment, Operations Management, Real Estate

Cornell University

S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Location New York
Full-Time Enrollment 554
Avg. GMAT 679
Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.9
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $38,800
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 36%

Concentrations

Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing

University of California – Los Angeles

UCLA Anderson School of Management

BW Ranking 12

Location California

Full-Time Enrollment 710

Avg. GMAT 704

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.7

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $72,188

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 29%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Media/Entertainment, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Real Estate, Strategy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Sloan School of Management

BW Ranking 7

Location Massachusetts

Full-Time Enrollment 752

Avg. GMAT 702

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.7

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $84,728

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 20%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, E-commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Industrial Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Tax, Technology

Northwestern University

Kellogg School of Management

BW Ranking 3

Location Illinois

Full-Time Enrollment 1,310

Avg. GMAT 702

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.1

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $82,230

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 24%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, , Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Media/Entertainment, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, Real Estate, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Technology

New York University

Leonard N. Stern School of Business

BW Ranking 14

Location New York

Full-Time Enrollment 815

Avg. GMAT 700

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.9

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $79,200

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 22%

Concentrations

Accounting, E-commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, , Finance, General Management, International Business, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Technology

Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School of Business

BW Ranking 16

Location Pennsylvania

Full-Time Enrollment 302

Avg. GMAT 696

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.3

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $84,576

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 29%

Concentrations

Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

Duke University

The Fuqua School of Business

BW Ranking 9

Location North Carolina

Full-Time Enrollment 810

Avg. GMAT 696

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.8

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $78,700

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 36%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Operations Management

Emory University

Goizueta Business School

Location Georgia

Full-Time Enrollment 346

Avg. GMAT 690

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.9

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $75,652

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 34%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Media/Entertainment, Operations Management, Real Estate, Sports Business, Strategy

University of Southern California

Marshall School of Business

BW Ranking 21

Location California

Full-Time Enrollment 439

Avg. GMAT 685

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.1

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $78,000

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 36%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Media/Entertainment, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

Georgetown University

Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business

Location District of Columbia
Full-Time Enrollment 468
Avg. GMAT 665
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.1
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $72,000
pplicants Accepted (Selectivity) 41%

Concentrations

General Management

University of London

London Business School

Location United Kingdom

Full-Time Enrollment 635

Avg. GMAT 682

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.6

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $80,457

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity)

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Strategy

University of Washington

Business School

Location Washington

Full-Time Enrollment 210

Avg. GMAT 679

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.2

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $55,056

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 30%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Public Administration, Real Estate, Strategy, Technology

University of Oxford

Saïd Business School

Location United Kingdom

Full-Time Enrollment 225

Avg. GMAT 677

Avg. Work Experience (years) 6

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $59,000

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 48%

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship, Finance, Strategy

University of Virginia

Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

BW Ranking 15

Location Virginia

Full-Time Enrollment 647

Avg. GMAT 677

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $82,000

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 41%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, , Finance, General Management, International Business, Leadership, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Tax, Technology

INSEAD

INSEAD

Location France
Full-Time Enrollment 882
Avg. GMAT 702
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $56,000
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity)

University of Michigan

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

BW Ranking 5

Location Michigan
Full-Time Enrollment 856
Avg. GMAT 701
Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.3
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $84,048

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 28%

Concentrations

Yale University

Yale School of Management

BW Ranking 19

Location Connecticut
Full-Time Enrollment N/A
Avg. GMAT 701
Avg. Work Experience (years) N/A

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $85,370
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 22%

Concentrations N/A

University of California, Davis

Graduate School of Management

Location California

Full-Time Enrollment 117

Avg. GMAT 673

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $68,858

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 30%

Concentrations

Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Technology

University of California, Irvine

The Paul Merage School of Business

Location California

Full-Time Enrollment 186

Avg. GMAT 670

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.7

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $72,901

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 44%

Concentrations

Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Public Policy, Real Estate, Strategy

Georgia Tech

College of Management

Location Georgia

Full-Time Enrollment 140

Avg. GMAT 669

Avg. Work Experience (years) 3.5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $52,056

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 38%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy

University of Texas at Austin

McCombs School of Business

BW Ranking 20

Location Texas

Full-Time Enrollment 510

Avg. GMAT 669

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $72,400

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 37%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Portfolio Management, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Technology

University of Notre Dame

Mendoza College of Business

Location Indiana

Full-Time Enrollment 320

Avg. GMAT 667

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.3

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $68,090

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 49%

Concentrations

Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Portfolio Management

University of Rochester

William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

Location New York

Full-Time Enrollment 397

Avg. GMAT 667

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $79,422

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 36%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Public Policy, Strategy

Boston University

School of Management

Location Massachusetts

Full-Time Enrollment 302

Avg. GMAT 663

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.6

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $67,125

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 34%

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Administration, International Business, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Strategy

The Ohio State University

Fisher College of Business

Location Ohio

Full-Time Enrollment 261

Avg. GMAT 662

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.7

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $67,564

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 49%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

Purdue University

Krannert School of Management

Location Indiana

BW Ranking 18

Full-Time Enrollment 261

Avg. GMAT 661

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $60,620

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 42%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Technology Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

HEC School of Management, Paris

HEC School of Management, Paris

Location France

Full-Time Enrollment 180

Avg. GMAT 657

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $48,142

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 22%

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Strategy

University of Cambridge

Judge Business School

Location United Kingdom
Full-Time Enrollment 110
Avg. GMAT 680
Avg. Work Experience (years) 6.6
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $54,000
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 19%

IMD

International Institute for Management Development

Location Switzerland
Full-Time Enrollment 90
Avg. GMAT 680
Avg. Work Experience (years) 7.2
Estimated total (not annual) program cost $60,700
Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 27%

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship, General Management, Leadership

Queen’s University

Queen’s School of Business Web sit

Location Canada

Full-Time Enrollment 54

Avg. GMAT 656

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5.9

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $56,205

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 66%

Concentrations

Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing

York University

Schulich School of Business

Location Canada

Full-Time Enrollment 471

Avg. GMAT 656

Avg. Work Experience (years) 7

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $45,000

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 50%

Concentrations

Accounting, Arts Administration, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, Real Estate, Strategy

Arizona State University

W. P. Carey School of Business

Location Arizona

Full-Time Enrollment 183

Avg. GMAT 655

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.4

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $52,228

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 34%

Concentrations

Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, Sports Business, Supply Chain Management

The University of Iowa

Henry B. Tippie College of Business and School of Management

Location Iowa

Full-Time Enrollment 123

Avg. GMAT 655

Avg. Work Experience (years) 3

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $47,382

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 43%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Operations Management, Strategy

Washington University in St. Louis

Olin School of Business

Location Missouri

Full-Time Enrollment 258

Avg. GMAT 654

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.3

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $73,310

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 54%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Leadership, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

Tulane University

A.B. Freeman School of Business

Location Louisiana

Full-Time Enrollment 133

Avg. GMAT 653

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.1

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $68,625

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 65%

Concentrations

Finance, General Management, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Business

Location Illinois

Full-Time Enrollment 202

Avg. GMAT 652

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.2

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $54,000

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 49%

Concentrations

Finance, General Management, Marketing, Operations Management

University of Georgia

Terry College of Business

Location Georgia

Full-Time Enrollment 124

Avg. GMAT 651

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.2

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $52,728

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 32%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Insurance, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Real Estate, Strategy

University of Maryland, College Park

Robert H. Smith School of Business

Location Maryland

Full-Time Enrollment 221

Avg. GMAT 651

Avg. Work Experience (years) 5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $72,888

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 39%

Concentrations

Accounting, Consulting, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Statistics and Operations Research, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Technology

The Pennsylvania State University

The Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business

Location Pennsylvania

Full-Time Enrollment 150

Avg. GMAT 651

Avg. Work Experience (years) 4.5

Estimated total (not annual) program cost $57,496

Applicants Accepted (Selectivity) 33%

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Portfolio Management, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

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The information in this database is used to provide the “Top 100 rankings of business schools for the period 2001-2005” based on: contributions of their faculty.

1. University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School)
2. New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)
3. Harvard University (Harvard Business School)
4. University of Chicago (Graduate School of Business)
5. Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)

6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management)
7. University of Maryland at College Park (Robert H. Smith School of Business)
8. Columbia University (Columbia Graduate School of Business)
9. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Ross School of Business)

10.University of Texas at Austin (Red McCombs School of Business)
11.Stanford University (Graduate School of Business)
12.Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management)
13.University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
14.University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)
15.University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (Minneapolis) (Carlson School of Management)
16.Pennsylvania State University at University Park (Smeal College of Business)
17.Michigan State University (The Eli Broad College of Business)
18.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School)
19.Emory University (Goizueta Business School)
20.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (College of Business)
21.University of Washington at Seattle (Business School)
22.Indiana University at Bloomington (Kelley School of Business)
23.Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business)
24.Washington University at St. Louis (Olin School of Business)
25.Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)
26.University of Florida (Warrington College of Business)
27.Purdue University (Krannert Graduate School of Management)
28.University of California at Berkeley (Walter A. Haas School of Business)
29.University of Wisconsin at Madison (School of Business)
30.Arizona State University (W.P. Carey School of Business)
31.Cornell University (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management)
32.University of Texas at Dallas (School of Management)

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MBA – American Universities With Financial Help

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School

State

Mean GMAT: Full-time Students

Minimum TOEFL Score

Availability of aid

U.S. News Rank

Brigham Young University (Marriott)

UT

653

240

Aid available (international students)

40

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

PA

691

250

Aid available (international students)

17

Cornell University (Johnson)

International students have several options available if they wish to borrow to help meet their educational costs. The Johnson School has partnered with Citibank to offer its international students up to $23,000 in loan funds. Students must have verifiable assets equal to or greater than the amount of the loan they are requesting. This loan requires no cosigner, but offers a cosigner option if the student borrower does not have the required assets to qualify for the loan. The cosigner (regardless of citizenship) must document they have the assets to qualify for the loan. The Access Group also offers a signature loan to international students with a three-year credit history in the United States.

Student loans may not be used on the declaration of finances form. Once you receive your student visa you can apply for student loans

NY

673

250

Fellowships available: 55
Aid available (international students)

The Johnson School has over $1 million in merit-based scholarship funds to award each year to new and returning students.

Almost 30 percent of Johnson School students receive some scholarship.All our scholarships are awarded based on merit regardless of citizenshipolarship assistance.

15

Duke University (Fuqua)

NC

705

250

Aid available (international students)

11

Emory University (Goizueta)

GA

680

250

Aid available (international students)

18

Georgetown University (McDonough)

DC

662

250

Aid available (international students)

27

Georgia Institute of Technology

GA

655

250

Aid available (international students)

32

Harvard University

MA

707

253

Aid available (international students)

1

New York University (Stern)

Stern is proud to offer a comprehensive international student loan program.

NY

700

250

Fellowships available: 370
Teaching assistantships available: 596

Aid available (international students)

13

Ohio State University (Fisher)

OH

664

250

Aid available (international students)

21

Purdue University–West Lafayette (Krannert)

IN

667

230

Aid available (international students)

23

Stanford University

CA

711

250

Aid available (international students)

2

Tulane University (Freeman)

LA

655

250

Aid available (international students)

45

University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

CA

701

230

Aid available (international students)

6

University of California–Davis

CA

678

250

Aid available (international students)

42

University of California–Irvine

CA

658

250

Aid available (international students)

49

University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)

CA

705

260

Aid available (international students)

11

University of Chicago

Financial aid information is sent to prospective students upon admission to the program. You will not need to apply for scholarships or loans until such time. Chicago GSB offers two loan programs for international students – one that requires a co-signer from the U.S. and one that does not. All ADMITTED international students will be directed to a web site to request a loan application. The loans can be used for the I-20 visa application process.

IL

695

250

Fellowships available: 5
Aid available (international students)

8

University of Florida (Warrington)

FL

666

250

Aid available (international students)

42

University of Georgia (Terry)

GA

663

233

Aid available (international students)

45

University of Maryland–College Park (Smith)

MD

651

250

Aid available (international students)

27

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)

MI

690

250

Aid available (international students)

10

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)

MN

655

240

Aid available (international students)

23

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

The Kenan-Flagler Business School, through a partnership with CFI, offers the EXTRA MBA Loan for international students

No cosigner is required

 

NC

652

250

Fellowships available: 69

Aid available (international students)

Merit fellowships are awarded to 25% of our students. UNC awards are made to international and U.S. students

21

University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

IN

657

250

Aid available (international students)

32

University of Rochester (Simon)

NY

665

250

Aid available (international students)

23

University of Southern California (Marshall)

CA

685

250

Aid available (international students)

26

University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)

TX

670

260

Fellowships available: 10
Teaching assistantships available: 31

 

Aid available (international students)

18

University of Virginia (Darden)

For international students, there are several merit-based scholarships available as well as student eligibility for third party loans.
In order to borrow money, the amount to be borrowed must be listed on the application for I-20.

VA

680

we do not consider the GPA in our evaluation.

250

Fellowships available:131
Aid available (international students)

14

University of Washington

WA

677

250

Aid available (international students)

18

University of Wisconsin–Madison

WI

658

250

Aid available (international students)

37

Yale University

CT

696

250

Aid available (international students)

15


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