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.

Photograph by Jan Erik Posth

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.

Photograph by Jan Erik Posth

Top B-Schools for Full-Tuition Scholarships

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

Photograph by Jan Erik Posth
Washington University, St. Louis
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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University of Minnesota
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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Indiana University
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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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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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Texas A&M University
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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 University of Michigan
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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Emory University
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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University of Notre Dame
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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University of Virginia
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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Carnegie Mellon University
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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Brigham Young University
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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 Dartmouth College
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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Cornell University
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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University of Texas, Austin
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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University of California, Los Angeles
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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 Southern Methodist University
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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Georgetown University
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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Yale University
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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Columbia University
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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 Stanford University
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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