Analysis: University of Chicago business school ranked nation’s 3rd best


University of Chicago's Booth Business School ranked in a tie for third among U.S. colleges offering master of business administration programs, according to a new study by U.S. News that examined 367 schools.

The Chicago school has an annual in-state tuition rate for full-time students of $72,000 and an enrollment of 1,179 full-time students. 

U.S. News ended up ranking only 131 schools out of the 367. The ranked schools provided adequate data on their MBA programs for the news publisher to calculate the results, which are based on a weighted average of indicators such as test scores, recruiter assessments, acceptance rates and student grade-point averages.

All the schools examined are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

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Where Are the Nation’s Best Business Schools?

RankSchoolAnnual Full-time Tuition (in State)Enrollment (full time)
1University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Philadelphia, PA$72,3001,742
2Stanford University Stanford, CA $70,590855
3 (tie)Harvard University Boston, MA$73,4401,873
3 (tie)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) Cambridge, MA $74,200813
3 (tie)University of Chicago (Booth) Chicago, IL$72,0001,179
6 (tie)Columbia University New York, NY $74,4001,297
6 (tie)Northwestern University (Kellogg) Evanston, IL $71,5441,304
7 (tie)University of California--Berkeley (Haas) Berkeley, CA $60,987590
9Yale University New Haven, CT $69,500723
10 (tie)Duke University (Fuqua) Durham, NC $68,200875
10 (tie)University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross) Ann Arbor, MI $63,646832
12 (tie)Dartmouth College (Tuck) Hanover, NH $72,150576
12 (tie)New York University (Stern) New York, NY$71,676772
12 (tie)University of Virginia (Darden) Charlottesville, VA $62,464660
15Cornell University (Johnson) Ithaca, NY $66,290573
16University of California--Los Angeles (Anderson) Los Angeles, CA $59,866723
17 (tie)Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA $65,000465
17 (tie)University of Southern California (Marshall) Los Angeles, CA$63,096449
19 (tie)University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) Chapel Hill, NC $45,915556
19 (tie)University of Texas--Austin (McCombs) Austin, TX $40,622551
21 (tie)Emory University (Goizueta) Atlanta, GA $62,000349
21 (tie)Indiana University (Kelley) Bloomington, IN $27,053388
21 (tie)University of Washington (Foster) Seattle, WA$34,323223
24Georgetown University (McDonough) Washington, DC $58,500541
25University of Florida (Warrington) Gainesville, FL $12,73795
26 (tie)Rice University (Jones) Houston, TX $58,000236
26 (tie)University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) Notre Dame, IN $54,120281
26 (tie)Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) St. Louis, MO $59,950273
29 (tie)Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) Atlanta, GA $29,232167
29 (tie)Vanderbilt University (Owen) Nashville, TN $56,150351
31Ohio State University (Fisher) Columbus, OH $30,120181
32Brigham Young University (Marriott) Provo, UT $13,450 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members)280
33 (tie)Arizona State University (W.P. Carey) Tempe, AZ $28,406195
33 (tie)Pennsylvania State University--University Park (Smeal) University Park, PA $26,422117
35 (tie)University of Minnesota--Twin Cities (Carlson) Minneapolis, MN $39,000188
35 (tie)University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI $19,162183
37University of Georgia (Terry) Athens, GA $13,404102
38 (tie)Michigan State University (Broad) East Lansing, MI $31,824157
38 (tie)University of Texas--Dallas Richardson, TX $14,068101
40 (tie)Texas A&M University--College Station (Mays) College Station, TX $53,430123
40 (tie)University of Maryland--College Park (Smith) College Park, MD $44,766155
40 (tie)University of Rochester (Simon) Rochester, NY $46,000209
43 (tie)Boston College (Carroll) Chestnut Hill, MA $51,200156
43 (tie)Southern Methodist University (Cox) Dallas, TX $45,975225
43 (tie)University of California--Irvine (Merage) Irvine, CA $45,288157
43 (tie)University of Pittsburgh (Katz) Pittsburgh, PA $45,564120
47 (tie)Iowa State University Ames, IA$11,54279
47 (tie)University of California--Davis Davis, CA$37,44091
47 (tie)University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL $48,76094
50 (tie)Boston University (Questrom) Boston, MA $53,994320
50 (tie)University of Alabama (Manderson) Tuscaloosa, AL $10,780314
52 (tie)CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (Zicklin) New York, NY $15,84075
52 (tie)University of Arizona (Eller) Tucson, AZ $11,71679
54 (tie)College of William and Mary (Mason) Williamsburg, VA $33,108204
54 (tie)University of Tennessee--Knoxville (Haslam) Knoxville, TN $11,244100
54 (tie)University of Utah (Eccles) Salt Lake City, UT $30,000119
57Baylor University (Hankamer) Waco, TX $41,19484
58 (tie)Northeastern University Boston, MA $88,000160
58 (tie)Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey--Newark and New Brunswick Newark, NJ $53,844121
58 (tie)University of Oklahoma (Price) Oklahoma City, OK$34,00069
61 (tie)George Washington University Washington, DC $52,785129
61 (tie)Texas Christian University (Neeley) Fort Worth, TX $44,01092
63 (tie)Babson College (Olin) Babson Park, MA $111,952344
63 (tie)Fordham University (Gabelli) New York, NY $96,875100
63 (tie)Tulane University (Freeman) New Orleans, LA$52,91873
66University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY$14,850209
67 (tie)Howard University Washington, DC $33,99650
67 (tie)University of Kentucky (Gatton) Lexington, KY $32,90665
69 (tie)Auburn University (Harbert) Auburn, AL $14,44577
69 (tie)Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge (Ourso) Baton Rouge, LA $36,80084
69 (tie)University of California--San Diego (Rady) San Diego, CA $50,717102
69 (tie)University of Missouri (Trulaske) Columbia, MO $20,95382
73Oklahoma State University (Spears) Stillwater, OK $230 per credit 53
74 (tie)Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead) Cleveland, OH $40,56095
74 (tie)Pepperdine University (Graziadio) Malibu, CA $49,750116
74 (tie)Purdue University--West Lafayette (Krannert) West Lafayette, IN $9,20893
74 (tie)University of Massachusetts--Amherst (Isenberg) Amherst, MA $14,28056
74 (tie)University of South Carolina (Moore) Columbia, SC $43,14247
79 (tie)Clemson University Greenville, SC $19,226121
79 (tie)Florida State University Tallahassee, FL $480 per credit 54
79 (tie)University of Colorado--Boulder (Leeds) Boulder, CO$49,500194
79 (tie)University of Connecticut Hartford, CT $15,35294
83Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ $35,960595
84Drexel University (LeBow) Philadelphia, PA N/A38
85 (tie)Chapman University (Argyros) Orange, CA$1,655 per credit59
85 (tie)North Carolina State University (Poole) Raleigh, NC $23,04295
87 (tie)University of Arkansas--Fayetteville (Walton) Fayetteville, AR N/A39
87 (tie)University of Louisville Louisville, KY $32,00052
89 (tie)Binghamton University--SUNY Binghamton, NY $14,850132
89 (tie)Syracuse University (Whitman) Syracuse, NY$1,559 per credit45
91 (tie)University of California--Riverside (Anderson) Riverside, CA $39,213113
91 (tie)University of Denver (Daniels) Denver, CO $90,40055
93 (tie)Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) Rochester, NY $45,520126
93 (tie)University of Kansas Lawrence, KS$681 per credit 57
95 (tie)University of Houston (Bauer) Houston, TX $24,43770
95 (tie)University of South Florida Tampa, FL $467 per credit52
97 (tie)University of Cincinnati (Lindner) Cincinnati, OH $28,92071
97 (tie)University of Oregon (Lundquist) Eugene, OR $28,377123
99Alfred University Alfred, NY$38,02022
99American University (Kogod) Washington, DC $83,69263
99Appalachian State University (Walker) Boone, NC $12,45967
99Belmont University (Massey) Nashville, TN $58,88031
99Boise State University Boise, ID$10,36463
99Clark University Worcester, MA $69,59584
99Clarkson University Potsdam, NY $52,74468
99College of Charleston Charleston, SC$27,27441
99Duquesne University (Palumbo-Donahue) Pittsburgh, PA$51,60314
99John Carroll University (Boler) University Heights, OH $900 per credit93
99La Salle University Philadelphia, PA$24,45048
99Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA $6,59233
99Mercer University--Atlanta (Stetson) Atlanta, GA$818 per credit46
99North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC$4,744135
99Northern Arizona University (Franke) Flagstaff, AZ$9,79639
99Oregon State University Corvallis, OR $57,150146
99Pace University (Lubin) New York, NY $1,267 per credit 187
99Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT $1,035 per credit 158
99San Diego State University (Fowler) San Diego, CA$15,132116
99St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY $1,130 per credit53
99Texas Tech University (Rawls) Lubbock, TX$13,144105
99University at Albany--SUNY Albany, NY$14,850115
99University of Delaware (Lerner) Newark, DE $825 per credit101
99University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI$1,579 per credit31
99University of Mississippi University, MS$810 per credit41
99University of New Hampshire (Paul) Durham, NH $39,00028
99University of San Diego San Diego, CA$1,475 per credit 80
99University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA $1,475 per credit65
99University of Texas--San Antonio San Antonio, TX$5,61554
99University of Toledo Toledo, OH $539 per credit425
99University of Vermont Burlington, VT$32,02841
99West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX$10,037150
99Willamette University (Atkinson) Salem, OR$41,900126
Source: U.S. News

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