University of Pennsylvania: Wharton School

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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, belongs to the Ivy league and is based in Philidelphia. Like other US programs the average age of admission to Wharton is young, mid to late 20's, and the MBA is offered as a 2 year course. Wharton has consistently been ranked highly by all the major ranking publications and has a good reputation for gender balance & post-MBA career success.

Other top-tier international business schools on the US East Coast include the Tuck School of Business (Hanover, New Hampshire), Duke University's Fuqua School of Business (Durham, North Carolina) and Georgetown McDonough School of Business (Washington DC).

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  • Ft Ranking: 3
  • Economist Ftmba Ranking: 4
  • Applicants Per Year: 6442
  • Class Size: 845
  • International Student Percentage: 36
  • Female Percentage: 45
  • Scholarships Available: 6
  • Course Length: 20
  • Employed Graduates Percentage: 85
  • Salary Increase Percentage: 120
  • Average Gmat: 720
  • Course Fee: USD 58,244
  • Application Deadline: October (January, March)
  • Accredited: AACSB
  • Aspen Inst Ranking: 36
  • Cost Per Application: USD 265
  • Living Expenses: USD 30,456
  • Businessweek Ranking: 2
  • Economist Ranking: 11