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Top B-Schools for Full-Tuition Scholarships

  1. For Nearly 800, a Free Ride on the MBA Train
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    For Nearly 800, a Free Ride on the MBA Train

    A full-tuition scholarship to a top-rated MBA program might seem like a pipe dream, but for nearly 800 students this year it was anything but. What follows is a list of Bloomberg Businessweek's 20 highest-ranked business schools that awarded the most full-tuition scholarships as a portion of total enrollment. Leading the pack is Washington University in St. Louis, where more than one of five MBAs at the Olin Business School got a full-tuition deal worth nearly $100,000. In terms of sheer volume, no one topped University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, which gave away 136 full scholarships. That's not a bad deal, considering the program's full cost was around $100,389 for residents and $110,389 for nonresidents.

    Methodology: Ranking is based on the percentage of students receiving full-tuition MBA scholarships in the 2012-13 academic year and is limited to the highest-ranked programs in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2012 ranking that reported the necessary data. Enrollment is for the school's full-time MBA program. Program costs include in-state tuition and required fees for the entire program. Data is self-reported by schools.

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  2. Washington University, St. Louis
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    Washington University, St. Louis

    Olin Business School

    Full-tuition scholarships: 57
    Program cost: $97,825
    Enrollment: 278
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 20.5%
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  3. University of Minnesota
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    University of Minnesota

    Carlson School of Management

    Full-tuition scholarships: 42
    Program cost: $74,328 (resident); $97,868 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 206
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 20.4%
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  4. Indiana University
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    Indiana University

    Kelley School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 73
    Program cost: $53,124 (resident); $91,088 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 383
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 19%
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  5. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Kenan-Flagler Business School

    Full-tuition scholarships: 81
    Program cost: $66,061 (resident); $106,343 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 582
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 13.9%
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  6. Texas A&M University
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    Texas A&M University

    Mays Business School

    Full-tuition scholarships: 18
    Program cost: $31,062 (resident); $46,399 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 132
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 13.6%
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  7.  University of Michigan
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    University of Michigan

    Ross School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 136
    Program cost: $100,389 (resident); $110,389 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 1,037
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 13.1%
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  8. Emory University
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    Emory University

    Goizueta Business School

    Full-tuition scholarships: 44
    Program cost: $94,548
    Enrollment: 338
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 13%
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  9. University of Notre Dame
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    University of Notre Dame

    Mendoza College of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 35
    Program cost: $89,890
    Enrollment: 314
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 11.1%
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  10. University of Virginia
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    University of Virginia

    Darden School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 60
    Program cost: $95,900 (resident); $105,900 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 637
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 9.4%
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  11. Carnegie Mellon University
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    Carnegie Mellon University

    Tepper School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 35
    Program cost: $111,600
    Enrollment: 418
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 8.4%
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  12. Brigham Young University
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    Brigham Young University

    Marriott School of Management

    Full-tuition scholarships: 20
    Program cost: $21,900 (Mormon); $43,800 (non-Mormon)
    Enrollment: 325
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 6.2%
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  13.  Dartmouth College
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    Dartmouth College

    Tuck School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 33
    Program cost: $117,930
    Enrollment: 550
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 6%
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  14. Cornell University
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    Cornell University

    Johnson Graduate School of Management

    Full-tuition scholarships: 34
    Program cost: $107,592
    Enrollment: 643
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 5.3%
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  15. University of Texas, Austin
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    University of Texas, Austin

    McCombs School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 19
    Program cost: $67,292 (resident); $98,364 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 504
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 3.8%
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  16. University of California, Los Angeles
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    University of California, Los Angeles

    Anderson School of Management

    Full-tuition scholarships: 27
    Program cost: $96,486 (resident); $109,060 (nonresident)
    Enrollment: 741
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 3.6%
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  17.  Southern Methodist University
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    Southern Methodist University

    Cox School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 8
    Program cost: $93,360
    Enrollment: 255
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 3.1%
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  18. Georgetown University
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    Georgetown University

    McDonough School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 11
    Program cost: $99,650
    Enrollment: 506
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 2.2%
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  19. Yale University
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    Yale University

    Yale School of Management

    Full-tuition scholarships: 10
    Program cost: $115,321
    Enrollment: 494
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 2%
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  20. Columbia University
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    Columbia University

    Columbia Business School

    Full-tuition scholarships: 25
    Program cost: $118,424
    Enrollment: 1,294
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 1.9%
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  21.  Stanford University
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    Stanford University

    Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Full-tuition scholarships: 12
    Program cost: $118,020
    Enrollment: 803
    Students receiving full-tuition scholarships: 1.5%
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