Jessica Burlingame, Senior Admissions Consultant, The MBA Exchange®
My admissions colleagues have laid out the most important factors facing any candidate trying to make a decision among multiple offers from top-tier MBA programs -- and I join them in offering sincere congratulations to anyone who's made it to this point!
In addition to their points regarding each school's geography, class size, recruiter representation, and curricular emphases -- all critical variables for any admitted student to take into account -- I'd strongly emphasize the importance of doing a rigorous analysis of your own unique personal and professional goals, and how each school's unique combination of resources and attributes can best support those goals. The vast alumni pools and local resources of large urban business schools have a great deal to offer -- but graduates of smaller, more intimate programs outside of major urban centers often report valuing the closeness of their communities during and long after graduation.
Funding is another potential variable to consider; while grant aid tends to be minimal from most top schools, if you are offered a significant fellowship by one or more programs of comparable prestige, that financial factor is worth weighing with great care -- particularly if you intend to pursue entrepreneurship or another career path in which your postgrad income is likely to be unpredictable, or in which steep loan payments could pose a significant hardship.
Finally, I agree with my colleague Dan Bauer that enlisting some expert support as you navigate the MBA admissions process can make a huge difference in both your admissions success, and in your ability to use the b-school experience most effectively (and enjoyably!) over time.
Very best of luck to you!