Which Top MBA Programs Have the Most International Students?

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Which Top MBA Programs Have the Most International Students?

The top MBA programs have students from every corner of the globe, from Argentina to Zambia. About a third of students who graduate from the top US MBA programs are from outside the US, and they bring globalized perspectives to the classroom. Though no one country or nationality dominates, Indian and Chinese students are the largest cohorts of international students at most of the top schools.

Of the top 30 schools, University of Rochester’s Simon Business School had the highest percentage of international students. Approximately half of their MBA class comes from outside the United States. About 46% of those international students are from India, while another 20% are from China, Japan, and Taiwan.

Meanwhile, MIT had one of the most diverse pools of international students. Of the 41% of students who were from outside of the US, 10% of those students were from India. Israel made up another 8%, followed by Brazil (7%), China (6%), and Chile (4%).

University of Florida took last place among the top schools, with only 17% of its students from outside the United States.

Some schools seem to be home to a cluster of a certain nationality, while MBA candidates from Israel favor MIT, Honduran students make up 16% of the international students at Baylor.

Below are the percentages of international students for 30 of the top US MBA programs.

School Name Average GMAT % international
University of Rochester (Simon) 684 50%
MIT (Sloan) 713 41%
Northwestern (Kellogg) 713 40%
Duke (Fuqua) 690 40%
Emory (Goizueta) 678 39%
UC Berkeley 717 38%
Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) 699 38%
Georgetown (McDonough) 691 37%
University of Chicago (Booth) 724 36%
Yale 719 36%
UC Davis 688 36%
Harvard 726 35%
University of Washington (Foster) 682 35%
Stanford 732 34%
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 687 34%
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 728 33%
Columbia 716 33%
Dartmouth (Tuck) 716 33%
University of Michigan (Ross) 702 31%
University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (Kenan-​Flagler) 697 31%
University of Virginia (Darden) 706 30%
UCLA (Anderson) 715 29%
Cornell (Johnson) 692 28%
USC (Marshall) 684 27%
NYU (Stern) 721 26%
Notre Dame (Mendoza) 686 25%
University of Minnesota (Carlson) 683 25%
University of Texas (McCombs) 690 22%
Vanderbilt (Owen) 688 18%
University of Florida (Hough) 687 17%

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