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# GMAT Club 2011 MBA Rankings

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27 Mar 2011, 21:59
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Following the tradition of several years, I would like to release the GMAT Club Business School Rankings!
As Ryguy said in 2009, Forget the USNEWS and BW rankings. These are the true GMATClub rankings for your B-schools. These are based on the activity of GMAT Club members. For reference, in the last 30 days, we have had 190,000 absolutely unique visitors, so even though these are not scientific, these reflect relative competitiveness in the Top 20 world (and a bit beyond).

This year, we are releasing 3 types of rankings:

1. Popularity (based on the number of thread views by registered members and visitors)
2. Activity (based on the number of replies in each "Calling" thread)
3. Silent (based on the number of views per reply)

 Popularity Rankings Rank School 2011 Views 2009 Views 2008 Views 1 Wharton 478,126 47,568 25,063 2 Kellogg 449,861 64,511 30,731 3 CBS 437,158 30,367 16,133 4 HBS 406,635 26,297 14,706 5 Booth 398,527 49,010 43,929 6 Ross 305,291 31,804 23,872 7 Stanford 299,292 24,671 12,558 8 MIT 267,977 19,513 11,762 9 Tuck 226,837 17,052 9,772 10 Stern 213,401 10,171 9,201 11 Fuqua 210,061 22,979 6,886 12 Yale 182,431 4,054 7,191 13 Haas 179,200 21,035 12,610 14 Darden 131,704 16,765 7,035 15 Consortium*** 124,395 16 Anderson 121,661 12,603 9,075 17 Johnson 120,097 29,731 16,238 18 McCombs 102,893 6,064 19 Kenan Flagler 62,738 20 Tepper 58,019 4,259 21 USC 54,980 22 Georgetown 49,240 23 Kelley 25,174 24 Mendoza 15,644 25 Emory 14,341 26 Simon 14,105 27 Rice 13649 28 Boston U 11,485 29 Boston College 7,436 30 Olin 6,866 31 Babson 3,266 32 Vanderbilt 2,846

DISCLAIMER: This is just a "popularity in GMAT Club" ranking. The ranking is based on the number of thread views of each school's "Calling All Applicants" thread. So the method is definitely not scientific. It's just interesting to see what schools get more interest at GMAT Club.
*** Consortium is not a school but was left for comparison purposes.

 Activity Rankings Rank School Replies 1 CBS 3909 2 Kellogg 3502 3 Ross 3465 4 Booth 3326 5 Wharton 3099 6 Consortium*** 2543 7 HBS 2374 8 Fuqua 2097 9 MIT 2050 10 Tuck 2010

DISCLAIMER: This is just a "reply activity in GMAT Club" ranking. The ranking is based on the number of replies of each school's "Calling All Applicants" thread. So the method is definitely not scientific. It's just interesting to see what schools get more interest at GMAT Club.
*** Consortium is not a school but was left for comparison purposes.

 Silent Rankings 1 Stanford 227 2 HBS 171 3 Wharton 154 4 MIT 130 5 Kellogg 128 6 Booth 119 7 Haas 116 8 UCLA 112 9 Tuck 112 10 CBS 111

DISCLAIMER: This is just a "reply/view activity in GMAT Club" ranking. The ranking is based on the number of views divided by replies of each school's "Calling All Applicants" thread. So the method is definitely not scientific. It's just interesting to see what schools get more interest at GMAT Club. Why silent? Not sure if that's the best name, but basically it is the schools who generate a lot of attention (thread views) but have few posts - reflects the silent/competitive/snobby/etc applicants who do not participate but rather just view.

Blog post: http://gmatclub.com/blog/2009/03/2009-g ... -rankings/
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27 Mar 2011, 23:50
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28 Mar 2011, 03:31
Interesting, thanks bb.
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28 Mar 2011, 09:19
Yes, some interesting facts in there - in 2009, Wharton thread received 47K views (470K views this year).

P.S. I will see if I can update the table with 2009 and 2008 data when I have a minute.
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FWIW - Shouldn't popularity traffic numbers be weighted based on class size to get better results? I know this is just for fun, but just my 78 cents. Of course there are assumptions to be made, but...

For ex - Tuck may have higher weighted popularity than IDK Ross? (250 students versus ~500?)

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Would be interesting if you could throw LBS (and indeed other Euro schools such as INSEAD and Oxbridge) in the mix - with some kind of adjustment factor to cater for the fact the LBS thread isn't in the main B-School forum.
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28 Mar 2011, 11:59
Thank you BSD_Lover - I have not done the international schools. I will add those as well. (Pretty excited actually do it)
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 International MBA GMAT Club Rankings Rank School Views 1 INSEAD (Jan 2011) 142491 2 INSEAD (Sep 2011) 134561 3 LBS 119717 4 Oxbridge 38664 5 IMD 23363 6 ISB 22402 7 HKUST 18331 8 IESE 14015 9 HEC 8629 10 IE (Nov 2011) 4845 11 CIEBS 1801

DISCLAIMER: This is just a "popularity in GMAT Club" ranking. The ranking is based on the number of thread views of each school's "Calling All Applicants" thread. So the method is definitely not scientific. It's just interesting to see what schools get more interest at GMAT Club. These may be not accurate due to a lack of exposure to applicants in all countries.
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31 Mar 2011, 05:19
Great to see stats about the schools I'm considering =)
Thanks to bsd_lover for the suggestion and to bb for the prompt execution.
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31 Mar 2011, 09:53
interesting that the silent rankings are more inline with the bigger rankings usnews/p&q
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31 Mar 2011, 15:58
wow great to see how much growth this site has had in just 2 years.
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FWIW - Shouldn't popularity traffic numbers be weighted based on class size to get better results? I know this is just for fun, but just my 78 cents. Of course there are assumptions to be made, but...

For ex - Tuck may have higher weighted popularity than IDK Ross? (250 students versus ~500?)

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I think more likely it should be weighted on whether the school had some kind of glitch in their decision notification process lol, that seems to bring the most replies
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31 Mar 2011, 17:26
goldgoldandgold wrote:
FWIW - Shouldn't popularity traffic numbers be weighted based on class size to get better results? I know this is just for fun, but just my 78 cents. Of course there are assumptions to be made, but...

For ex - Tuck may have higher weighted popularity than IDK Ross? (250 students versus ~500?)

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I like the idea very much (replies per seat or views per seat?)
I will also be making a different table/ranking later on - similar to this one, which will take into consideration class size: admission-chances-for-gmat-club-members-97806.html
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31 Mar 2011, 17:28
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I think more likely it should be weighted on whether the school had some kind of glitch in their decision notification process lol, that seems to bring the most replies

This was true for Ross and probably boosted their numbers but I don't know of a good way to exclude that effect.
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31 Mar 2011, 17:38
Interesting but not surprising....yeah the bigger schools have the advantage in the first two categories....
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31 Mar 2011, 17:53
very interesting stats...
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01 Apr 2011, 04:21
very interesting stats
thanks for sharing
and also very veryyyy impressive how gmat club is increasing!!!
the numbers o f views (and I bet the replies to) x 10 from last year
Incredible growth!! Congratulations!
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01 Apr 2011, 07:01
Actually I was thinking the exact same thing... Incredible growth in the umber of site users...

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