The Stanford Graduate School of Business is the toughest business schools to get into, according to th U.S. News annual survey, closer followers included Harvard Business School (HBS), which had 6.1% acceptance rate, and University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, which had 13% acceptance rate.
Well, if you’re applying to business schools in America or thinking of starting an MBA, this is something you’ll want to know about just what you are up against.
It is no surprise that the Stanford Graduate School of Business tops the ranking, said “yes” to only 6.1% of the more than 7,899 business master’s degree applicants who applied in 2015– the lowest rate among the 129 ranked business schools
Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business is also considered to have the best management degree according to the CEOWORLD magazine’s global business school rankings for executives and entrepreneurs, 2016.
Most of these business schools are elite institutions with extremely selective admissions, when it comes to admitting students. Below is a list of the 10 business schools with the lowest acceptance rates for fall 2015 in the US.
Which elite business schools in the United States have the lowest acceptance rates – 10 Business Schools Where It’s Hard to Be Admitted
|Rank||School||Number of applicants||Number of applicants accepted||Acceptance rate|
|1||Stanford Graduate School of Business||7,899||485||6.1%|
|2||Harvard Business School (HBS)||9,686||1,033||10.7%|
|3||Haas School of Business||3,506||455||13%|
|4||MIT Sloan School of Management||4,254||623||14.6%|
|5||Hough Graduate School of Business||322||51||15.8%|
|6||Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University||637||109||17.1%|
|7||UC Davis Graduate School of Management||343||61||17.8%|
|8||Columbia Business School||5,829||1,048||18%|
|9||UCLA Anderson School of Management||3,533||699||19.8%|
|10||Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania||6,590||1,302||19.8%|