We are often asked why we’re the best MBA admissions consulting firm. Our track record for MBA admits and scholarships to the elite MBA programs, including Harvard HBS and Stanford GSB, are echoed across the internet in client reviews. SBC is top-ranked on the following sites.

MBA Admissions Consulting Firms Ranking Sites

Stacy Blackman Consulting (SBC) ranks #1 out of eleven firms in this 2021 investigative overview by John Byrne, founder of leading MBA news site Poets & Quants because we are the only firm with a complete panel of former Admissions Officers from every M7 program. SBC has the most former M7 MBA admissions officers and more than 99 years of collective expertise. Over two decades of service, we are proud to have a team of top-ranked MBA admissions consultants. View our best-in-class team of MBA admissions officers and MBA graduates here.

best MBA admissions consulting firm

Recent ranking reports by Exam Strategist and Beat the GMAT demonstrate our consistent track record. Beat the GMAT’s 2022 ranking criteria for MBA admissions firms is featured at the chart below.

MBA Admissions Consulting Firm Review Volume Harvard & Stanford MBA AdCom Top 5 MBA AdCom Expertise
Stacy Blackman Consulting 122 HBS & GSB Extensive
Aringo Overview 99 No None
Personal MBA Coach 69 No Minimal
Stratus Prep 65 No None
Vantage Point MBA 19 No Minimal
mbaMission 9 HBS Minimal
Admissionado 4 No None



beatthegmat.com Best MBA Consultants

(5/5 stars)
RankCompany Name Reviews
1Stacy Blackman Consulting 115
3Stratus Prep64
4Personal MBA Coach59
6Applicant Lab30
7MBA Mission9

CrushtheGREtest.com Best MBA Consultants

(5/5 stars)
RankCompany NameStars (Out of 5)
1Stacy Blackman Consulting5
2MBA Exchange4
5MBA Mission3
6MBA Exchange3
7Veritas Prep3

mbainsight.com Best MBA Consultants

RankCompany NameStars (Out of 5)Reviews
1Stacy Blackman Consulting4.96106
3Personal MBA Coach4.8664
5MBA Prep School4.8211
6Essay Snark4.7311

ExamStrategist Best MBA Consultants

RankCompany Name
1Stacy Blackman Consulting
2Personal MBA Coach
3 Admissionado
4Veritas Prep


RankCompany NameReviews
1Stacy Blackman Consulting654
3Square One487
5Stratus Admissions Counseling133


Also, check out our framework for the value of hiring an MBA Admissions Consulting firm here:




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