U.S. News Ranks Wake Forest MBA Program Among Nation‰’s Best

3.30.2007 General, News Release, School News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management is ranked No. 49 in U.S.News & World Report’s survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools (click here for more Babcock rankings).

The magazine surveyed 407 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and they calculated the rankings based on a weighted average of the following eight quality indicators:

  • Peer assessment (25%)
  • Average GMAT Score (16.25%)
  • Recruiter assessment (15%)
  • Salary (including bonus) (14%)
  • Employed three months after graduation (14%)
  • Average GPA (7.5%)
  • Employed at graduation (7%)
  • Acceptance rate (1.25%)


The School advanced from last year’s ranking due, in large part, to strong assessments from corporate recruiters who hire Babcock graduates and higher starting salaries. According to the survey, the average graduate’s salary increased by more than 8 percent from the previous year’s survey—from $82,393 to $89,276.

The ranking is part of an annual survey of graduate programs published in America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, available April 3, 2007, and in the April 9, 2007, edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine, which will be available April 2, 2007. More information is available on the magazine’s Web site at www.usnews.com.