2017 Top Business Schools

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This list of 32 schools offering graduate programs in business was developed using student ratings and reviews. Among the schools making the list are such recognizable names as Cornell UniversityDuke UniversityHarvard University, and the University of Notre Dame. Annual tuition for out-of-state students ranges, at the high end, from $48,729 at University of Chicago, to the more affordable $11,610 at Webster University, and $6,454 - $22,652 at Arizona State University. Other schools that made the list with their high student satisfaction ratings include the University of DenverUniversity of California - Los Angeles and Boston University. With so many highly-rated schools, there are plenty of options for prospective business graduate students to choose from.

Northwestern University received a 100% recommendation from its business school students that reviewed it. One student commented, "Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management is a top business school that allowed me the opportunity to excel professionally," and endorsed the school's teachers by saying, "The faculty is top notch and is always willing to help outside of normal class hours." Click on the colleges named below to find more reviews of our top-rated business programs or view the list of top-ranked online schools offering business degrees.

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Rank College Annual Tuition 2017 Student Score
#1 #1 Cornell University Annual Tuition $29,581 2017 Student Score 92.57
#2 #2 Duke University Annual Tuition $46,586 2017 Student Score 90.49
#3 #3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Annual Tuition $27,459 2017 Student Score 90.00
#4 #4 Florida International University Annual Tuition $22,861 2017 Student Score 88.85
#5 #5 University of Notre Dame Annual Tuition $44,445 2017 Student Score 88.81
#6 #6 University of Virginia - Main Campus Annual Tuition $26,266 2017 Student Score 88.60
#7 #7 The University of Texas at Austin Annual Tuition $20,710 2017 Student Score 88.33
#8 #8 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Annual Tuition $39,798 2017 Student Score 88.25
#9 #9 University of Denver Annual Tuition $40,038 2017 Student Score 87.31
#10 #10 University of California - Berkeley Annual Tuition $27,966 2017 Student Score 87.23
#11 #11 Johns Hopkins University Annual Tuition $45,470 2017 Student Score 87.12
#12 #12 Harvard University Annual Tuition $39,846 2017 Student Score 86.85
#13 #13 University of Washington - Bothell Annual Tuition $27,066 2017 Student Score 86.14
#14 #14 Northwestern University Annual Tuition $45,560 2017 Student Score 86.12
#15 #15 Columbia University in the City of New York Annual Tuition $41,594 2017 Student Score 85.84
#16 #16 University of Redlands Annual Tuition $17,948 2017 Student Score 85.08
#17 #17 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $6,454 - $22,652 2017 Student Score 84.50
#18 #18 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $27,673 2017 Student Score 83.81
#19 #19 Webster University Annual Tuition $11,610 2017 Student Score 83.79
#20 #20 The University of Texas at Dallas Annual Tuition $21,606 2017 Student Score 83.69
#21 #21 University of Chicago Annual Tuition $48,729 2017 Student Score 83.46
#22 #22 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $45,586 2017 Student Score 81.41
#23 #23 New York University Annual Tuition $38,228 2017 Student Score 81.13
#24 #24 American University Annual Tuition $26,350 2017 Student Score 80.86
#25 #25 Syracuse University Annual Tuition $32,216 2017 Student Score 80.18
#26 #26 Pepperdine University Annual Tuition $33,732 2017 Student Score 80.06
#27 #27 George Washington University Annual Tuition $25,952 2017 Student Score 79.51
#28 #28 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $28,616 2017 Student Score 79.21
#29 #29 Boston University Annual Tuition $44,580 2017 Student Score 78.50
#30 #30 Fordham University Annual Tuition $28,495 2017 Student Score 76.77
#31 #31 Florida Atlantic University Annual Tuition $18,446 2017 Student Score 74.94
#32 #32 North Carolina State University Annual Tuition $21,690 2017 Student Score 74.45

Methodology

Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2017 Top Programs List, at least ten students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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Our tuition numbers reflect data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.

This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.