Wharton Tops the U.S. News MBA Ranking for the First Time

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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

U.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Business Schools ranking this week with a new name on top: the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Although Wharton has shared the top spot in a tie before (most recently in 2017), this year marks the first time that the school has been ranked first by itself. The Stanford Graduate School of Business was second, two spots higher than last year. Meanwhile, the two programs that tied for number one last year, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harvard Business School, shared third place this time, along with the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Among the most notable changes of the year was the rise of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University to 21st place, up six spots from the previous year. Similarly, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business came in 17th place, three spots higher than in 2018 and its highest ranking to date. The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College fell out of the top ten for the first time in years and was ranked in 12th place, in a tie with the NYU Stern School of Business and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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