Ready4, a Boston-based company that creates test prep apps, today released its second annual list of the most desired business schools around the world. It surveyed over 250,000 prospective MBA students from 195 countries and asked them to name the top 10 schools they’d like to attend.
Harvard and Stanford held onto their first and second-place spots from last year, while Wharton moved up two positions to become the third-most desired program.
The most desired schools are extremely selective. Harvard enrolled 934 students in its class of 2018, or 10% of those who applied. The much smaller Stanford enrolled 417 students, or 5% of applicants. And Wharton’s 2018 group has 851 students and an admission rate of 13%. Tuition for these schools ranges from $64,000 to $74,000 per year, leading to total annual costs of over $100,000 for each two-year program. But graduates earn median compensation of $180,000 to $208,000 in their first year out of school.
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