Johnson Graduate School Of Management, New York, Ithaca

    Ithaca, New YorkLocation
    SchoolSchool type
    Estd 1946established year

    Johnson Graduate School of Management: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Based in Ithaca, New York, Johnson Graduate School of Management since its inception in 1984 has worked under the wings of Cornell University as its Graduate Business School. The institute is a coveted name in the US Education System that houses over 650 students each year comprising an intentional population of nearly 38%, guided by an esteemed panel of 58 faculty members.

    Along with Undergraduate degrees and doctoral jurisdictions, the institute also offers a variety of MBA courses in different disciplines which aim at the professional and personal development of the students. The college offers both 1-year and 2-year MBA programs, and the students are selected based on their GMAT scores and past academic performance. With its 210 million USD endowment fund and 60+ corporate partners, the students can find themselves safe under the tutelage of the prestigious graduate school.

    Admissions at Johnson Graduate School of Management observe an application deadline of April 8. All the applicants seeking enrollment at the institute to study in the USA must deposit a nonrefundable fee of 100 USD along with their application forms. With an acceptance rate of around 33%, the school is indeed a highly competitive institute to get into.


    The institute has been ranked by following ranking surveys under various categories.

    1. World Ranking:
      • Times Higher Education: #21
      • US News & World Report: #20
    2. World Ranking (MBA)
      • Economist: #14
      • Financial Times: #23
    3. US Ranking (MBA)
      • Bloomberg Businessweek: #10
      • Forbes: #9
      • U.S. News & World Report: #14


    Type of University Private
    Faculty Members Full-Time: 58
    Part-Time: 53
    Percentage of International Students 38%
    Annual Acceptance Rate 33%
    Admission Deadline April 8
    Application fee 100 USD
    Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate Students 56,550-195,498 USD
    Test Scores Accepted SAT, ACT GRE, GMAT
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Financial Aid Available as grants, awards and scholarships

    Campus and Accommodation


    • The school’s campus is based in the Sage Hall, an ancient, Gothic building, located near Cornell college's campus. 
    • The Johnson Graduate School of Management has two campuses in Ithaca and NYC
    • The Sage Hall building was originally built as a dormitory.
    • The Roosevelt Island Campus is built on a 2-mile strip in the East River.
    • The new campus is specially designed in order to support interdisciplinary interaction.
    • The campus has fully furnished classrooms, lounge, parlor, atrium, and other housing.
    • It is also home to more than 100 clubs with university-wide membership. 
    • The college represents a diverse student body, with over 38% of students out of US citizenship.

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • Students have three options when it comes to housing in Johnson School: University Housing, Off-Campus Rental Housing, and off-campus homeownership.
    • The residential services at Johnson school are further divided into different subsections: 
      • First-Year Undergraduates
      • Program Houses
      • Residence Halls
      • New Transfer Undergraduates
      • Upper-level Undergraduates
      • Graduate & Professional Students
      • Residents with Disabilities
    • Fresh Year students can live within the supportive community of 3000 Cornellians at the North campus' residence halls.
    • The dorms are gender-neutral, and the residents have the opportunity to socialize, learn, and study together at the halls.
    • The campus has special facilities for students with disabilities, summer housing, and campus visitors. 
    • Hasbrouck is a large neighborhood suitable for single students as well as those with families.
    • Thurston Court is an apartment for single students located in the north campus.
    • Both of them offer studios, 1-bedroom apartments as well as shared 2-bedroom apartments.
    • While filling the applications, students will be required to mark their preferences for building and type of room or apartment.


    A number of apartments and rental complexes are available near the campus. Some of the apartment search sites which can be considered by the students are VeryApt, Ithaca Craigslist, and Trulia Rentals, among others.


    • The school offers an array of courses for international students including a variety of MBA programs to hundreds of students in each academic year. 
    • The courses are divided into one year and two-year catalogs and are available in all leading disciplines.
    • Along with management, the college also offers executive degrees, Ph.D., and MPS programs.
    • The most popular areas of MBA are Hospitality, Applied Economics, Business & Management, and Accounting Specialization.
    • Two undergraduate courses offered: Applied Economics and Management (AEM) & Hotel Administration.

    Johnson Graduate School of Management : Application Process

    Application Portal: Online application portal of the institute

    Application Fee: 100 USD

    Application deadline: Deadline is (Domestic and International students) April 8.

    Basic Admission Requirements

    • GMAT Scores: 640 – 740
    • High school/college GPA: 3.4%
    • English proficiency score with IELTS: 7 or higher | TOEFL: 100 & Above

    Documents required for admission:

    • Statement of Purpose
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Personal Essay
    • Updated CV/Resume
    • GMAT score certificates
    • Official transcripts of universities previously attended
    • Goals Statement and Work Experience

    Johnson Graduate School of Management Cost of Attendance

    For all the candidates applying at the institute in the upcoming sessional year, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

    Budget Item 2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
    Tuition 71,940
    Room and Board 16,800
    Mandatory fee 1,500
    Books and Supplies 1,100
    Personal Expenses 5,000
    Health Insurance 3,650
    Total 99,990

    Scholarships/Financial Aid

    The institute provides aid in the form of awards, loans and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The school offers scholarship funds worth 1.5 million USD to its students. The funding is based on merit and it provides partial coverage to a huge percentage of students admitted. Need-based financial aid is not available for graduate or professional students. However, federal student loans are available for US citizens as well as US permanent residents.

    Some of the types of financial support provided by the organization is as compiled below.

    • Scholarships:
      • The MD MBA – Dual Degree Program and the Lee Family Scholarship: Covers full tuition fee
      • Lester B. Knight M.Eng./MBA Scholarship: Maximum Amount: 40,000 USD
      • Peter and Stephanie Nolan Veterans Scholarship: Outstanding veterans are provided with this scholarship.
      • GI Bill Assistance (Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon): All those veterans who are eligible for VA benefits will have to contact their VA regional office in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
    • Federal Student Loans:
      • Students can apply through FAFSA.
      • The federal loan application has to be submitted.
    • Private scholarships:
      • Many sources are available for providing scholarships outside school.
      • The students should apply as soon as possible in order to increase their chances of being granted scholarships.
      • A number of criteria are considered for scholarships like academics, religious affiliation, ethnicity etc.
    • Fellowships:
      • Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship: 2 year MBA program students are eligible for this.
      • Park Leader Fellowship: Full tuition grant is awarded to 25 students.
      • Forte Fellows Program: Exceptional women candidates are eligible for this. The application is not required.
      • ROMBA Fellowship: 2 students will be provided with at least 10,000 USD scholarship per academic year. The application is not required.
      • TOIGO Fellowship: 1,000 USD is provided at the beginning of the association. The application has to be submitted.
    • Quorum Federal Credit Union International Line-of-Credit Loan Program
      • Johnson partners with Federal Credit Union to offer student loans for one and two years of MBA programs. The program offers tuition coverage of over 10,000 USD.
      • There are no origination and prepayment fees for these student loan applications. 

    2020-2021 Loan Terms:

    Interest Rate Discount Offers Condition
    .50% Qualified Co-signer during application
    .25% Auto-recurring payment during repayment.

    Alumni Network

    • The institute’s alumni have access to tools, programming, and resources of exclusive nature.
    • The graduates are a part of an influential network of business personnel and thought leaders, who believe in the power of community benefits. 
    • The alumni can be a part of the Advisory Council, Dean’s Leadership Committee and Class Agent Program. 
    • Alumni can schedule appointments with a designated career counselor who guides them towards the tricky field of employment culture. 
    • A few notable alumni: Irene Rosenfeld-Kraft Foods, CEO; Mark Bertolini-Atena, CEO; Anne Chow- 1st female CEO of AT&T Business.


    The placement staff at the school offer personalized training and service to MBA aspirants, making sure they excel in their post-college job search. Over 85% of the graduates have full-time employment upon their passing out. 

    The services include nurturing relationships between hiring managers, corporate recruiters, and on-campus event holders who guide towards excelling in your interviews and presentations. Reports say that an alumnus of Johnson Graduate School of Management can earn up to 125,578 USD per year

    $71,9401st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Oct 08

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement

    Degree Available


    9.5 / 10

    3 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 15

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 15

    Application Deadline


    Johnson Graduate School of Management Overview

    Insitution type
    Cornell University
    Student Population
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $71,940 / Year

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    Admission & dates

    Round 1 Deadlines

    October 10

    Application deadline

    Round 2 Deadlines

    May 1

    Application deadline

    Round 3 Deadlines

    August 4

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $71,940 / Year
    On Campus
    Room Rent
    $9,152 / Year
    $6,094 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Business Programs
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business


    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    Ranked #25

    Engineering (International)

    Ranked #25

    Technology (International)

    Ranked #23

    Economics (International)

    Financial Times logo

    Financial Times

    Ranked #15

    Overall (International)

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    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    8.8 out of 10
    8.3/10Social Life


    9.5 /10

    It was the only good college near my home as I have done my entire bachelor while being away in different States. I wanted to do my MBA while being at home so that made me chose Johnson Graduate School of Management. I applied for it through the official portal and submitted my documents along with an application fee of $200.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Course is well maintained by the college they make sure we all get everything we require and that college stands on our expectations.

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    The practical importance of a proper understanding of accounting concepts is an indispensable element in the growth of a business concern. Thus, after I completed my graduation and was focused on completing my post-graduate studies from the USA, I was vigorously researching on the internet. While reading through many of these educational blogs, I found out about the Johnson Graduate School of Management. After I went through the Alumni Association Page of the college and saw the companies which the graduates from this college were placed in, I was highly impressed. The positive feedback regarding its educational schemes and corporate placement turnover attracted me hugely towards taking the decision of getting admitted to this college.

    Course Curriculum :

    The degree program majorly focuses on enhancing the marketing and accounting skills of concerned students with a radical approach to accounting methods of problem-solving. The subjects which were taught to us as a part of this program were Managerial Accounting and Reporting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting or Managerial Control in Hospitality Operations, Financial Statement Analysis, Auditing, and Assurance. We were also given the option to select 2 elective subjects in addition to the required course. The subjects which I chose during the completion of the degree program were Financial Modelling and Taxation of Corporation and Shareholders. The other subjects which were in demand included System Analytics and Accounting, Cost Accounting and Management Control, and Federal Income Taxation.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    Like any other management pursuing person, I wanted to do it from the USA , and many relatives of mine live in the states, so I consulted them about the colleges, and based on my scores and GPA, he further consulted his colleagues who live there in fact, one is graduated from the same college and he told me that it's one of the best choices. The application for the program was submitted online and the application fee for it was $200.

    Course Curriculum :

    The MBA program matches and fills the modern business requirements necessary for the changing pace in the industries. Amendments have been made in the courses and we have over 4000 elective subjects to choose from.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    Sage Hall, 106 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

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    Statler0.11 km
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    Carpenter Hall0.16 km
    Anabel Taylor Hall0.20 km
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    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport5.43 km
    Cortland County Chase Field27.43 km
    Ovid Airport34.56 km
    Elmira/Corning Regional Airport46.21 km
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