US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list), so let it out here and now. (Tomorrow Matt will lead us in a rousing discussion over the best CFA test prep classes.)

101. Rollins College (Crummer)
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25. Ohio State University (Fisher)
24. Georgetown University (McDonough)
23. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
22. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
21. University of Southern California (Marshall)
19. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
19. Emory University (Goizueta)
18. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
17. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
16. Cornell University (Johnson)
15. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
13. University of Virginia (Darden)
13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)
12. Duke University (Fuqua)
11. New York University (Stern)
10. Yale
9. Dartmouth College (Tuck)
8. Columbia
7. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
4. University of Chicago (Booth)
4. Northwestern University (Kellogg)
4. MIT (Sloan)
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2. Stanford
1. Harvard

Best Business Schools [US News]

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  1. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    oh godammit

  2. Posted by Semi-Concerned | March 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    What happened to Matt?

  3. Posted by Eph | March 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Surprised at how low Georgetown and Yale are.

  4. Posted by DingALing | March 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    How the fuck is Berkley ranked higher than Yale?

  5. Posted by HBS | March 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Wait… Yale has a business school?

  6. Posted by guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Mark Sanchez's performance shows that USC should be at 102

  7. Posted by value added | March 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    $100k in student loans in exchange for $90k/year + COLA raises the rest of your consulting career = NKI

  8. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Where's Penn State?

  9. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | March 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    What are 25 schools that denied my admission Alex?

  10. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    CFA>MBA

  11. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    What a shit list. Princeton is way too low. Our best traders are from PBS.

    -UBS HR

  12. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Ithaca

  13. Posted by Andrew Bernard | March 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Why isn't Cornell higher?

  14. Posted by El Guesto | March 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Free COLA for the rest of your life? Where do I sign?

  15. Posted by hello | March 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    It's at number 3. Can't you read?

  16. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I think you meant how high.

  17. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Suicide

    - Broccoli Rob

  18. Posted by HBS | March 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Hmm, maybe that's why UBS is doing so well? Keep up the good work!

  19. Posted by Lowly Assistant | March 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Sloan ranked higher than Booth? On what fucking planet??

    -LEH Quant

  20. Posted by Alum | March 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Hofstra, the Harvard of Hempstead, did not make the top 100? This list is crap!

  21. Posted by Im_a_Dude | March 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    why is rollins so low?
    who goes to bus school anyhow? guy who cant find a job on wall st and his mom pushes him to go to "further his education"?

  22. Posted by HFguy | March 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    None of them are going to land you a great job in this market. The best you can do is make a list which can get you laid among golddigger undergrads in any town in US. Harvard then Stanford then Wharton .. rest all should just be ranked 100.

  23. Posted by GUest | March 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Hey YALE, skeet skeet skeet!

    -U Texas

  24. Posted by trojan_ | March 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Liter Cola? Do we sell Liter Cola?

  25. Posted by CFA Lv4 | March 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Where is CFA camp on this list?

  26. Posted by Hoodwinked | March 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Hey, where's Gryphon Financial B School. They told me they were top ranked!

  27. Posted by investorcluzo | March 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    I told you Tyra would be an ASSet.
    -Dean Nohria

  28. Posted by pummelledinprison | March 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    What the f*@%k!! Since when do they rank b-schools? Calling Gonzaga right now for a refund.

    –Allen Stanford

  29. Posted by Mexi_Cant | March 13, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    LOUD NOISES!!!

    -Brick

  30. Posted by Bang Bro | March 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Suck my Thunderbird prestige, bitches!

  31. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Was Rollins one of the 25?

  32. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    At least we get raises
    - Consultant

  33. Posted by guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    I think you're missing one…

    -DeVry Institute '12 MBA Candidate

  34. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    I think you meant lower

  35. Posted by The Khan Academy | March 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Paying for knowledge is so quaint. I wish all of these brick-and-mortar schools with their tenured professors and high fixed costs the best of luck in the coming decades.

  36. Posted by Eph | March 13, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    No, I meant how low.

    Thanks.

  37. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Ranking in descending order < 100 click picture slideshow

  38. Posted by Backdoor_Bess | March 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Pitt is #68?

    Well, at least the air is clean and the sun is always shining here….

    Guy hoping for offer from Jeffries….and Katz Class of 2015

  39. Posted by Backdoor_Bess | March 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna staht doin some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that. And Two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late chahges at the public library

    – Guy sitting in his parents basement

  40. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    I went to a top 10 bus school too
    -Otto

  41. Posted by guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Hi Blodget.

  42. Posted by Backdoor_Bess | March 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    well played, sir….well played indeed

  43. Posted by Backdoor_Bess | March 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    MBAs are for suckers………..

    ~ CAIA 2012
    ~ CFP 2011

  44. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    yeah, the ENTIRE New Jersey are pathetic?

  45. Posted by Katz | March 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Rick Santorum is a graduate, so it must be competitive

  46. Posted by Patriot League | March 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Gtown's Nubile b-school is top 25 on name recognition alone.

  47. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I think you mean how high

  48. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    I hear it has a really great campus and that it's….really improving

  49. Posted by Helicopter Ben | March 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Yale's B-school has only been around for about 30 years. It's coasting on the coattails/name recognition of the undergraduate colleges.

  50. Posted by Helicopter Ben | March 13, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    FAIL.

  51. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    McCombs blows. Everyone knows that Rice is better.

  52. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Not what place on the list, but where, what city / state?

    - UBS Geography Quant

  53. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Say again?

  54. Posted by Yale | March 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    LOL No.

    -Yale

  55. Posted by J. Morgan Slade | March 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    did I mention I went to M.I.T.?

  56. Posted by Blodget | March 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    I already said hi.

  57. Posted by guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Will any of this help my NCAA Brackets picks? I'm cluched…
    - guy having a sandwich killing time

  58. Posted by Santa Clara | March 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    We're tied with Rollins?

  59. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | March 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I'm sure he also takes it as a slap in the face how Williams did not make the list?

  60. Posted by OSIntegrityQuant, MD | March 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    because it's not on this list?

  61. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    some real hottie undergrads at those schools

  62. Posted by HungryIntern | March 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Babson made the list…Just look again.

  63. Posted by trojan_ | March 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    you clearly have never tried purps from norcal

  64. Posted by Texashedge | March 13, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    False both times you said it

  65. Posted by VonSloneker | March 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    It's tied for 25th. I can finally say I went to a top tier B-School. Somewhere Gil Whitaker is saying "about friggin time."

  66. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Yr doin it rong.

    Andrew Tong, ANAL '07

  67. Posted by Texashedge | March 13, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Business schools I most like to recruit from: Anderson, Marshall, McCombs, Darden

  68. Posted by Wiffenpoof | March 13, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Yes, but how many schools also have a nationally recognized acapella group?

    -Guy who likes Glee just a bit too much.

  69. Posted by HBS | March 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    you can pay for school but you can't buy class

  70. Posted by GU MBA | March 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Georgetown sucks. I would know better than anyone.

    -Guy who would rather have lit 100K on fire than give anymore money to that p.o.s. school

  71. Posted by Whoops | March 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    You better buy your cola like an undersexed man in a whorehouse buys companionship.

    -W.E.B.

  72. Posted by inlovewithpmco | March 13, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    I am Phoenix, the online MBA

  73. Posted by R. Sonist | March 13, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    I'd light 200k on fire!

  74. Posted by Larry Moniker | March 13, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Spending $2,500 per credit hour to learn a variety of cutting edge topics (including but not limited to Modigliani and Miller and binomial option pricing) was totally useful and provided adequate preperation for the workplace.

    -Disney Cast Member Who Was Fired For Throwing Up Inside Of Costume While Suffering From Heat Stroke

  75. Posted by Economics PhD's need jobs too, bros | March 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Ah look at all those faculties. Stuffed to the gilles with Economists who couldnt quite cut it to make a real faculty and had to fallback on teaching day school for the boredom [everyone gets an MBA after my analyst program!] or the desperate [career changers]

  76. Posted by PermaGuestII | March 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Neverland Ranch.

  77. Posted by Laxbro | March 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    This bro gets it. The only rankings that matter are where to find the hottest slams. What would you say your chill to pull ratio is at the aforementioned career fairs?

  78. Posted by Chobani | March 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Wait, are you joking? No school in the top 10 has quality slams. Woof.

  79. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    But, you can buy klass until your husband blows a bunch of cash on a no future LTE network.

    -Lisa Marie

  80. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Not so much. We read Dealbreaker too.

    - Gold Digging Undergrads Everywhere

  81. Posted by AIG Quant | March 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    So if Rollins is a tail entry on the curve that makes Harvard a tail entry. Both then are freaks of nature.

  82. Posted by Bitchtern | March 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Georgetown? I wouldn't let my maid's kid go there.

    -A. Chat.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

  83. Posted by Bitchtern | March 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    He's preping the stress test template for what I can only imagine to be a quant orgasm. Just a guess.

  84. Posted by Eph | March 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Yes exactly

    -Him

  85. Posted by bbb- | March 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    woohoo! unranked!

  86. Posted by kevin | March 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    quants are not MBAs

  87. Posted by CookieMonster | March 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    *thumbs up*

  88. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    What's the point in ranking any school not in the top 15?

  89. Posted by guest | March 13, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    grad school? chump.

    -wharton undergrad

  90. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    As of 6:40 p.m. EST there have been 51 incredibly insecure and insufferable non-MBA holders that have read this MBA rankings post. That's cute, in a I feel bad for you and your obviously shitty situation kinda way.

  91. Posted by MBA Lvl 3 | March 13, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Probably doing work. Losers.

  92. Posted by Mark Zuckerberg | March 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    shut up and go back to investing my money.
    - harvard undergrad

  93. Posted by charles | March 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    And one guy who overpaid for a non-education that likes to comment on a joke

  94. Posted by Ross '13 | March 13, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    It's not what you learn, it's who you get to meet and interview with because you have T20 MBA on your resume, bitch.

  95. Posted by bwic monkey | March 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    traders aren't quants

  96. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    My best friend goes to Stanford. Is it normal to root for your MBA’s athletic programs instead of your undergrad? He became obsessed with everything Stanford this year…….

  97. Posted by Interesting Man | March 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    I don't need to go to B school but when i do i prefer Phoenix…

  98. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Many a truth is said in jest. And his prose reeks of jealousy and envy. Just sayin. And if you pay for 100% of your MBA you're doing it wrong.

  99. Posted by Guest | March 13, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Yeah, that Yale thing.

  100. Posted by The Grand Marquis | March 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    wharton = name on top of building and donald-like nuance

  101. Posted by superdadinnj | March 14, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    How did Clarkson do? I am pitching a business started by a team of their alumni? SCORE

  102. Posted by JimmyJohn | March 14, 2012 at 2:02 AM

    Fo sho. Fo sho. Yo Texas, you gonna sniff the Top 25 in any sport this year? Your baseball team looks like it would be more at home on a softball diamond.

  103. Posted by Blue Devil | March 14, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Fuqua should be ranked higher than Tuck and Haas.

    Yale's B school is a joke.

  104. Posted by Merlin | March 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    CAIA > CFA

  105. Posted by BluehenBL | March 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    CFA 1a

  106. Posted by MIMiTW | March 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I don't always talk to Ohio State grads; but when I do, I ask for large fries

  107. Posted by Guest | March 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Cool story with your Ivy envy.

  108. Posted by HBS_BSD | March 27, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    nope

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    That inisght’s just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks!

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