Update: The contest has now ended. We thank you for participating! Stay tuned as we will announce the winner on Thursday! And, of course, check-in tomorrow for our coverage of U.S. News’ Ranking.
With U.S. News & World Report slated to release its annual ranking of top MBA programs next week, we thought it might be fun to let you—our readers—weigh in with a ranking of your own. U.S. News has provided a sneak peek of which schools will make up this year’s top 10. Now it’s your turn to predict the order in which those 10 schools stack up.
Will Stanford Graduate School of Business, which topped the list last year, reign supreme again? Or will scandal surrounding its dean have tarnished its image enough to let Harvard Business School reclaim the top spot? Perhaps the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will take top honors, which it last held as part of a three-way tie in 2014? Or will there be an upset—with the University of Chicago Booth continuing its upward climb into top-three territory?
To compile its rankings, U.S. News takes a weighted average of several indicators, including overall program quality, peer assessments, recruiter assessments, placement success, mean starting salary and bonus, average GMAT score and GPA, student selectivity and acceptance rate.
With that information in mind, now it’s your turn. Using the form below, give us your best guesses for what the rankings will reveal on Wednesday when they are released. Submit the same order published by U.S. News and you could win a $200 gift certificate to amazon.com. (In the event of multiple correct responses, one winner will be chosen at random.) Be sure to provide your email address so we can contact you if you win. The winner will be selected on Thursday, March 17th.
*Contest not open to employees of Clear Admit, any MBA program faculty or administration, or employees of US News.
Here’s the list of programs, in alpha order, that will be in the top 10 (be sure to double check your list before hitting submit):