2016 Top MBA Programs

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There are 47 schools making up our list of top MBA programs, and the rankings are based on student feedback and reviews. The number one spot goes to Harvard University with a 4.78 average rating overall and perfect 5s for campus safety, quality of instruction, networking opportunities, and degree satisfaction. Students at University of California - Berkeley were impressed with the campus culture and their high caliber peers. One student wrote, "the community is incredibly inclusive and students are curious, talented, and humble" and another said "Haas' location, culture of humility and societal-awareness, and class size differentiate it from its MBA peers."

Five schools on the list had tuition below $20,000. The school with the lowest tuition on this list, Arizona State University, in the number sixteen spot, was recognized for more than just their $6,454 - $10,818 a year in-state price tag. One reviewer cited the high quality faculty and staff, saying "the faculty is amazing. Every professor I've met so far has such a unique perspective on life. You really value the diversity in the faculty while you are a student here." Another student was impressed with the school's value, commenting that "this school doesn't just give you a degree. You become a better professional." Compare for yourself by clicking on the school names below.

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Rank College Annual Tuition 2016 Student Rating
#1 #1 Harvard University Annual Tuition $39,846 2016 Student Rating 4.78
#2 #2 University of California - Berkeley Annual Tuition $27,966 2016 Student Rating 4.56
#3 #3 University of Virginia - Main Campus Annual Tuition $26,266 2016 Student Rating 4.55
#4 #4 Cornell University Annual Tuition $29,581 2016 Student Rating 4.54
#5 #5 Ohio State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $30,089 2016 Student Rating 4.54
#6 #6 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Annual Tuition $27,459 2016 Student Rating 4.52
#7 #7 Duke University Annual Tuition $46,586 2016 Student Rating 4.50
#8 #8 Emory University Annual Tuition $39,934 2016 Student Rating 4.47
#9 #9 The University of Texas at Dallas Annual Tuition $21,606 2016 Student Rating 4.47
#10 #10 Rice University Annual Tuition $32,217 2016 Student Rating 4.46
#11 #11 University of Redlands Annual Tuition $17,948 2016 Student Rating 4.46
#12 #12 Columbia University in the City of New York Annual Tuition $41,594 2016 Student Rating 4.43
#13 #13 University of Chicago Annual Tuition $48,729 2016 Student Rating 4.41
#14 #14 Indiana University - Bloomington Annual Tuition $25,153 2016 Student Rating 4.40
#15 #15 Texas State University Annual Tuition $12,953 2016 Student Rating 4.36
#16 #16 Fordham University Annual Tuition $28,495 2016 Student Rating 4.35
#17 #17 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $6,454 - $22,652 2016 Student Rating 4.33
#18 #18 Florida International University Annual Tuition $22,861 2016 Student Rating 4.30
#19 #19 University of Maryland - College Park Annual Tuition $23,694 2016 Student Rating 4.30
#20 #20 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Annual Tuition $39,798 2016 Student Rating 4.29
#21 #21 Northwestern University Annual Tuition $45,560 2016 Student Rating 4.28
#22 #22 University of Notre Dame Annual Tuition $44,445 2016 Student Rating 4.23
#23 #23 New York University Annual Tuition $38,228 2016 Student Rating 4.21
#24 #24 University of California-Irvine Annual Tuition $28,064 2016 Student Rating 4.20
#25 #25 University of California - Los Angeles Annual Tuition $27,673 2016 Student Rating 4.20
#26 #26 Saint Joseph's University Annual Tuition $14,200 2016 Student Rating 4.18
#27 #27 University of Denver Annual Tuition $40,038 2016 Student Rating 4.18
#28 #28 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Annual Tuition $17,348 2016 Student Rating 4.13
#29 #29 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $45,586 2016 Student Rating 4.12
#30 #30 Yale University Annual Tuition $36,500 2016 Student Rating 4.12
#31 #31 Pepperdine University Annual Tuition $33,732 2016 Student Rating 4.12
#32 #32 University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Annual Tuition $29,787 2016 Student Rating 4.11
#33 #33 University at Buffalo Annual Tuition $20,182 2016 Student Rating 4.11
#34 #34 University of Utah Annual Tuition $20,953 2016 Student Rating 4.11
#35 #35 University of Texas at Austin Annual Tuition $20,710 2016 Student Rating 4.07
#36 #36 University of Georgia Annual Tuition $25,234 2016 Student Rating 4.04
#37 #37 University of Washington - Seattle Annual Tuition $27,552 2016 Student Rating 4.03
#38 #38 Boston University Annual Tuition $44,580 2016 Student Rating 3.99
#39 #39 Washington University in St Louis Annual Tuition $44,400 2016 Student Rating 3.99
#40 #40 University of Southern California Annual Tuition $37,504 2016 Student Rating 3.91
#41 #41 University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $31,744 2016 Student Rating 3.88
#42 #42 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $28,616 2016 Student Rating 3.86
#43 #43 Georgetown University Annual Tuition $42,108 2016 Student Rating 3.84
#44 #44 University of Louisville Annual Tuition $22,642 2016 Student Rating 3.81
#45 #45 Santa Clara University Annual Tuition $24,705 2016 Student Rating 3.76
#46 #46 University of Washington - Bothell Annual Tuition $27,066 2016 Student Rating 3.76
#47 #47 George Washington University Annual Tuition $25,952 2016 Student Rating 3.73

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 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.

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 2015-2016 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.