U.S. News 2021 Best Business Schools

This year, U.S. News and World Report made room for two elite programs to share first place. Stanford’s Graduate School of Business now joins last year’s winner, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in a tie for the top MBA program.

Kellogg School of Management jumped from its three-way tie at 6th place last year to join the Chicago Booth School of Business in a two-way tie for third place. MIT’s Sloan School of Management ranks 5th this time around, in a slight slip from its position tied at third last year.

Methodology: Factors that go into rankings include test scores, starting salaries and employment rates after graduation.

Top 60 Business Schools

Rank Name
1 Stanford University
1 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
3 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
3 University of Chicago (Booth)
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
Harvard University
7 University of California--Berkeley (Haas)
Columbia University
Yale University
10  New York University (Stern)
11  University of Virginia (Darden)
12  Dartmouth College (Tuck)
12  Duke University (Fuqua)
12  University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (Ross)
15  Cornell University (Johnson)
16  University of California--Los Angeles (Anderson)
17  University of Southern California (Marshall)
18  University of Texas--Austin (McCombs)
19  Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
20  University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
20 University of Washington (Foster)
22 Emory University (Goizueta)
23  Indiana University (Kelley)
23  Vanderbilt University (Owen)
25  Georgetown University (McDonough)
25 Rice University (Jones)
27  Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller)
28  University of Florida (Warrington)
28  University of Minnesota--Twin Cities (Carlson)
30  Brigham Young University (Marriott)
30  University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
30  Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
33 University of Georgia (Terry)
33  University of Texas--Dallas
35 Arizona State University (W.P. Carey)
35  University of Rochester (Simon)
37  Ohio State University (Fisher)
37 University of Wisconsin--Madison
39  University of Pittsburgh (Katz)
40 Michigan State University (Broad)
41 Pennsylvania State University--University Park (Smeal)
41  Southern Methodist University (Cox)
41  University of Alabama (Manderson)
44  Texas A&M University--College Station (Mays)
44  University of Maryland--College Park (Smith)
46 University of Arizona (Eller)
46 University of Tennessee--Knoxville (Haslam)
48  Boston College (Carroll)
48 Boston University (Questrom)
48 University of California--Davis
48  University of Utah (Eccles)
52 North Carolina State University (Poole)
53 George Washington University
53 Iowa State University (Ivy)
53 University of Massachusetts--Amherst (Isenberg)
56 Auburn University (Harbert)
56 Baylor University (Hankamer)
56 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey--Newark and New Brunswick
56 Texas Christian University (Neeley)
60 University at Buffalo--SUNY