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When looking at the incoming class profile of your target business school there are two scores to watch out for. The average GPA and the average GMAT score. These scores give you an indication of what that business school considers to be a good GPA for MBA admission.

average GPA of top business schools

Therefore, to assist you in your search for average GPA of top business schools, we have compiled a list of the average GPA of the incoming MBA students of top 50 business schools for the last 5 years.

 

Average GPA of incoming class of top 50 business schools

Business School Average GPA – 2018 Average GPA – 2017 Average GPA – 2016 Average GPA – 2015 Average GPA – 2014
Wharton 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Harvard Business School 3.71 3.71 3.67 3.66 3.67
Stanford GSB 3.73 3.74 3.73 3.75 3.74
Booth School of Business 3.6 3.61 3.58 3.59 3.6
Kellogg School of Management 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
MIT Sloan 3.48 3.49 3.58 3.5 3.58
Dartmouth Tuck 3.49 3.51 3.53 3.52 3.54
Columbia Business School 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
UC-Berkeley – Haas 3.66 3.71 3.64 3.66 3.62
Yale SOM 3.71 3.67 3.63 3.6 3.53
Michigan – Ross 3.5 3.5 3.44 3.36 3.4
Duke – Fuqua 3.5 3.5 3.47 3.4 3.43
Virginia – Darden 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.53 3.5
Cornell – Johnson 3.39 3.36 3.37 3.35 3.35
UCLA – Anderson 3.5 3.52 3.52 3.48 3.5
NYU – Stern 3.45 3.48 3.51 3.51 3.52
CMU – Tepper 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.33 3.21
McCombs 3.48 3.48 3.42 3.4 3.4
UNC – Kenan-Flagler 3.4 3.38 3.37 3.41 3.42
Emory – Goizueta 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.36 3.3
Indiana – Kelley NA 3.38 3.34 3.36 3.34
Washington – Foster 3.31 3.43 3.38 3.35 3.43
Georgetown – McDonough 3.34 3.37 3.4 3.36 3.34
Notre Dame – Mendoza 3.4 3.3 3.37 3.31 3.38
Rice – Jones 3.3 3.34 3.42 3.3 3.4
USC – Marshall 3.5 3.48 3.37 3.31 3.35
Georgia Tech – Scheller 3.3 3.4 3.39 3.18 3.31
Washington – Olin 3.47 3.45 3.46 3.4 3.43
Michigan State – Broad 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.34 3.3
Arizona State – Carey NA 3.51 3.54 3.37 3.46
Minnesota – Carlson 3.45 3.34 3.43 3.41 3.42
Wisconsin School of Business NA NA 3.42 3.38 3.35
Vanderbilt – Owen 3.3 3.31 3.4 3.36 3.32
Ohio State – Fisher 3.44 3.47 3.52 3.46 3.48
BYU – Marriott NA 3.49 3.54 3.54 3.49
Penn State – Smeal 3.4 3.45 3.37 3.37 3.43
Rochester – Simon 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.55
Purdue – Krannert 3.26 3.22 3.39 3.38 3.34
UC-Irvine – Merage 3.55 3.35 3.43 3.36 3.43
Maryland – Smith 3.26 3.3 3.28 3.35 3.33
Boston  – Questrom 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.33 3.41
Pittsburgh – Katz 3.3 3.41 3.29 3.27 3.36
Texas-Dallas  – Jindal 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Texas A&M – Mays 3.33 3.33 3.32 3.5 3.47
Iowa  – Tippie 3.22 3.22 3.26 3.27 3.39
Boston College – Carroll 3.28 3.28 3.2 NA NA
SMU – Cox 3.4 3.33 3.31 3.4 3.22
Temple – Fox NA 3.63 3.61 3.59 NA
Rutgers 3.31 3.27 3.23 NA NA
Georgia  – Terry 3.53 3.46 3.3 3.43 3.32

Another important score apart from the average GPA is the average GMAT score of your target business school. Take a look at this article for the 5-year trend of GMAT scores fo top business schools in the US and Europe.

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  • The data from 2014 to 2017 has been taken from Poets&Quants
  • The 2018 data has been compiled from the respective business school’s website
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