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%|
|Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)||699||38%|
|University of Chicago (Booth)||724||36%|
|University of Washington (Foster)||682||35%|
|Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)||687||34%|
|University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)||728||33%|
|University of Michigan (Ross)||702||31%|
|University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)||697||31%|
|University of Virginia (Darden)||706||30%|
|Notre Dame (Mendoza)||686||25%|
|University of Minnesota (Carlson)||683||25%|
|University of Texas (McCombs)||690||22%|
|University of Florida (Hough)||687||17%|