I still find it interesting that people are shocked to see Haas grouped up there with the top schools like Tuck and others. Haas has made quite a bit of progress in recent years and is definitely a school where all the top firms in almost all industries spend time recruiting at.
I put it above many of the other schools based just on it's like 2% acceptance rate. Based on the Chatters in the chat room this year, we had H/S/W/M admits with alot of K/B admits and no Haas admit.
Personally, I think at the top level, most of the schools are pretty close in terms of quality. Some may be better at one area than another, and one should pick schools based on the location, industry, student body size, culture, curriculum, and other important factors rather than this amorphous "rank" that people are very obsessed about.
I know the day when people don't pay much attention to rankings will never come, but at least I can try to change the behavior on my beloved GMATClub forums.
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