Best Business Schools in California

Search top business school MBA programs in the state of California. Find latest rankings of MBA schools national wide and state wide. For detailed admissions statistics and graduate employment rate, check the following table for each top-ranked business college within California, with acceptance rate, average GPA and GMAT scores, as well as well tuition and starting salary information of all best MBA universities in California.

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%

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