3. Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

Application Fee: $150

2014 Tuition & Fees: $176,600

Average Months of Work Experience: 168

GMAT Required: No, through a review of academic transcripts and other related documents. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to ask for a GMAT score from any candidate.

Enrollment: 389

International: 32%

Female: 24%

African-American: 10%

Asian-American: 12%

Hispanic/Latino: 11%

Mean Age: 38

Classes Meet: Alternate weekends with occasional week-long sessions

Length of Program: 22 months

Students From These Sectors:

Manufacturing: 15%

Financial Services: 13%

Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Health Care: 12%

Consulting: 9%

Technology: 9%

Media/Entertainment: 3%

Non-Profit: 3%

Consumer Products: 2%

Government: 2%

Petroleum/Energy: 1%

Real Estate: 1%

Other: 30%

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.