It is harder to get into Stanford than any other business school in the world. The school's acceptance rate is the lowest in the world (Harvard and MIT Sloan are next lowest). One aspect that makes Stanford unique is that all students are required to go abroad, either on short trips with other students or on longer stays during the summer. Top hiring firms include consulting giants Bain, Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey, plus Apple and Warburg Pincus.
Location: Palo Alto, California
Affiliation: Stanford University
Annual Enrollment: 417
Median GMAT: 740
History of Stanford GSB
The school was founded in 1925 when trustee Herbert Hoover formed a committee of Wallace Alexander, George Rolph, Paul Shoup, Thomas Gregory, and Milton Esberg to secure the needed funds for the school's founding. Willard Hotchkiss became first dean of Stanford GSB.