Best Business Schools in California

National Ranking Best Business MBA Programs
2 Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Acceptance rate: 7.0%
Average GMAT score: 730
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.70
Tuition: Full-time: $55,200 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 803
Average starting salary and bonus: $140,972
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 75.6%
7 University of California–Berkeley (Haas) (Berkeley, CA)
Acceptance rate: 12.2%
Average GMAT score: 715
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $46,416 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $53,396 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 492
Average starting salary and bonus: $129,776
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 71.7%
15 University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson) (Los Angeles, CA)
Acceptance rate: 28.6%
Average GMAT score: 704
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.50
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $45,386 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $52,580 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 750
Average starting salary and bonus: $119,109
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 70.5%
21 University of Southern California (Marshall) (Los Angeles, CA)
Acceptance rate: 27.0%
Average GMAT score: 687
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.30
Tuition: Full-time: $46,781 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 455
Average starting salary and bonus: $109,619
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 66.9%
36 University of California–Davis (Davis, CA)
Acceptance rate: 24.4%
Average GMAT score: 690
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.37
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $33,396 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $45,641 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 109
Average starting salary and bonus: $96,758
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 58.1%
48 University of California–Irvine (Merage) (Irvine, CA)
Acceptance rate: 32.1%
Average GMAT score: 663
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.32
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $36,343 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $45,918 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 195
Average starting salary and bonus: $79,149
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 57.3%
75 Claremont Graduate University (Drucker) (Claremont, CA)
Acceptance rate: 55.5%
Average GMAT score: 633
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.32
Tuition: Full-time: $1,581 per credit
Enrollment (full-time): 96
Average starting salary and bonus: $77,000
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 29.0%
81 Pepperdine University (Graziadio) (Malibu, CA)
Acceptance rate: 55.4%
Average GMAT score: 660
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.14
Tuition: Full-time: $40,270 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 276
Average starting salary and bonus: $75,360
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 38.1%
96 Chapman University (Argyros) (Orange, CA)
Acceptance rate: 47.6%
Average GMAT score: 610
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.34
Tuition: Full-time: $1,250 per credit
Enrollment (full-time): 69
Average starting salary and bonus: $64,253
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 63.6%
99 University of California–Riverside (Anderson) (Riverside, CA)
Acceptance rate: 59.8%
Average GMAT score: 585
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.35
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $11,220 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $23,466 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 155
Average starting salary and bonus: $111,000
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 31.8%
101 Santa Clara University (Leavey) (Santa Clara, CA)
Acceptance rate: 72.1%
Average GMAT score: 614
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.19
Tuition: Full-time: $850 per credit
Enrollment (full-time): 155
Average starting salary and bonus: $97,625
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 21.2%
116 San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Acceptance rate: 51.7%
Average GMAT score: 602
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.32
Tuition: In-state, full-time: $13,940 per year; Out-of-state, full-time: $22,868 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 247
Average starting salary and bonus: $59,771
Full-time graduates employed at graduation: 43.1%