B-School Chart of the Week: Which School Do You Think Is Best?

Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.

We recently surveyed a number of visitors to our site to get a feel for the concerns, plans, and mind-sets of this season’s MBA applicants. Now the results are in, and for those who are curious about their fellow applicants’ views on business school, we will be sharing some of the collected data in our B-School Chart of the Week blog series.

Like thousands of MBA candidates each year, we at mbaMission keep our eyes on the business school rankings and are always interested to see how different schools shift positions over time. We were curious, though, as to how this season’s applicants would rate the various schools, so we asked visitors to our site, “In your opinion, which MBA program is the best one in the United States?” We were largely unsurprised to see the majority of participants select the Stanford Graduate School of Business (41.0%), with Harvard Business School claiming the second highest percentage of responses—35.9%. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School received the third most votes, though its percentage was markedly lower than that of the top two schools at only 7.7%, and New York University’s Stern—at fourth—garnered just 5.6% of the responses. Kellogg, MIT Sloan, UC-Berkeley Haas, and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M drew a little love from our survey participants, with each accounting for 2.6% of the votes.

To learn more about these and other top U.S. business schools, consult the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.

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