Rankings have pulled me out of hiding again. Been really, astoundingly busy lately with recruiting/school work, both either too sensitive or too boring to blog about (or both).
The Business Week rankings came out on thursday. University of Chicago is number 1 despite not releasing selectivity or yield statistics (both unimportant apparently) which sounds like it's annoying some of those in other big name schools. UW-Madison is in the second tier again, which seems smaller than usual this year. No real shock though. One thing I thought was interesting though were the figures for "salary premium", the amount in addition to your salary entering the school that you earn when you leave. The top ten are as follows
Wisconsin (Madison) $42,343
Michigan State University $40,804
South Carolina (Darla Moore) $37,675
Notre Dame $37,652
U. of Washington $36,795
Washington U. $36,398
Carnegie Mellon $36,393
Now this may just be me, but I'd think this would be quite an important stat. The bottom of the list was MIT who only advanced salaries $21,499. You'd think that the astoundingly smart people at MIT (Median GMAT 710) could achieve that purely by switching jobs.