US News published its 2013 ranking of the top U.S. MBA programs. Like last year, Harvard and Stanford share the top spot with a perfect score of 100 out of 100. In the third spot is Wharton with a score of 99, with MIT and Kellogg sharing the fourth and fifth spots with 97. Compared with last year, the top ten remain almost exactly the same, with only Yale dropping a few spots to vacate the tenth spot for NYU.
As part of the ranking, 448 programs were surveyed between the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, with only 140 programs providing enough information for score calculation and ranking. Each program was awarded a weighted scoring based on criteria such as estimated quality at 40% (this finding included estimations by other schools as well as employers), alumni employment data at 35% (this finding included average starting salary and bonus, and employment rates) and the program’s acceptance selectivity at 25% (this finding included average GMAT and GRE scores of students, GPA’s, and acceptance rates).
The rest of the ranking’s leaders:
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