Online Extra: B-Schools -- The Stats

  B-School Applicants -- By Year
School 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Northwestern 6107 6070 5802 6039 7641 5428 4299
Chicago 3431 4238 3271 2779 4732 3454 NR
Wharton 7329 8434 7428 7274 8371 7215 5622
Stanford 6559 6066 NR 5253 5864 5089 4697
Harvard 7469 8476 8124 8893 10382 8526 7139
Michigan 4145 3987 3923 3764 4048 3360 2068
Cornell 2248 3038 2305 2271 2434 1681 1826
Columbia 6050 6406 5637 5277 6663 5483 4871
MIT 3394 3164 2859 2940 NR 3228 2728
Dartmouth 3194 2689 2849 2329 3266 2450 NR
Duke 3062 3557 3439 3207 3382 3195 2389
Virginia 3111 2682 2510 2971 3334 2887 2110
NYU 4244 4632 3910 4039 4962 4219 3403
UCLA 3871 4926 4564 3907 4570 3492 2941
Carnegie Mellon 1341 1417 1265 NR 1781 1660 1194
UNC 2025 1825 2601 2644 2016 2001 1500
UC-Berkeley 4000 3721 3109 3265 4435 3720 2858
Indiana 1791 1770 1818 2364 2522 1713 1221
Texas 2552 3289 2753 2577 2681 2080 1647
Emory 834 995 1144 1161 1532 1287 1083
Purdue 1592 1358 1608 1510 1378 1172 828
Yale 1620 1897 2466 2101 2517 2085 1988
Washington U. 1060 1361 1370 1322 1083 899 692
Notre Dame 522 529 813 889 1104 811 679
Georgetown 2129 1932 2875 2816 2900 1963 1582
Babson 900 782 785 707 1008 723 610
USC 1835 2600 2485 2309 2540 1962 1693
Maryland 1937 2024 1748 1554 1688 1297 805
Rochester 1419 1546 1405 1368 1584 1150 918
Vanderbilt 1313 1143 1235 1035 1024 932 615
AVERAGE 3036 3218 2969 3054 3498 2839 2286
  Post-MBA Base Salary
School 1998 2000 2002 2004
Northwestern $81,000 $92,000 $88,000 $91,390
Chicago $82,000 $88,727 $88,176 $90,121
Wharton $84,000 $92,081 $91,117 $93,084
Stanford $87,000 $98,162 $94,900 $100,600
Harvard $91,000 $99,274 $95,012 $99,848
Michigan $81,000 $85,000 $84,922 $85,734
Cornell $79,000 $87,700 $83,759 $87,920
Columbia $83,000 $88,273 $92,000 $90,084
MIT $89,000 $92,343 $85,000 NR
Dartmouth $84,000 $90,000 $89,661 $92,000
Duke $77,000 $86,450 $83,575 $83,935
Virginia $79,000 $85,200 $84,302 $85,240
NYU $84,000 $82,861 $85,531 $86,653
UCLA $77,000 $84,518 $82,715 $87,022
Carnegie Mellon $81,000 $86,032 $80,299 $82,185
UNC $74,000 $80,213 $79,076 $78,751
UC-Berkeley $82,000 $90,000 $83,950 $88,234
Indiana $81,000 $86,032 $80,299 $82,185
Texas $77,000 $79,600 $79,175 $77,403
Emory $70,000 $76,516 $74,078 $80,163
Purdue $68,000 $76,352 $79,000 $78,000
Yale $81,000 $85,371 $85,368 $83,700
Washington U. $68,000 $74,936 $78,200 $78,691
Notre Dame $65,000 $70,678 $71,873 $79,331
Georgetown $75,000 $80,666 $82,000 $77,862
Babson $69,000 $76,300 $76,300 $74,453
USC $71,000 $80,492 $75,000 $75,029
Maryland $74,000 $76,120 $72,258 $75,008
Rochester $70,000 $77,742 $78,361 $77,970
Vanderbilt $69,000 $77,904 $72,168 $74,311
AVERAGE $77,767 $84,251 $82,536 $84,031
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