Harvard Business School finds itself in unfamiliar territory in the newest U.S. News & World MBA ranking published today (March 17). My school/employer is a sponsor. Acceptance rate for the 10 schools climbed to 21.2% from 17.5%, an increase of more than 21% in one year and up more than 46% from five years ago. Our Partner Sites: Poets&Quants for Execs | Poets&Quants for Undergrads | Tipping the Scales | We See Genius, About Poets&Quants | P&Q News Archives | Privacy Policy | Advertising & Partnerships | Editorial | Contact Us. Start-Up Entrepreneur, Stanford GSB | Ms. East Africa Specialist, GMAT 690, GPA 73.45 % (No GPA in undergrad), GMAT 760, GPA 3.5 / 4.0 in Master 1 / 4.0 in Master 2, Poets&Quants | Acceptance Rates At The Top 25 U.S. MBA Programs. Per these guidelines, all students who identify as Hispanic See the next page for all the admissions data on the top 25 U.S. MBA programs. Harvard Business School follows Stanford as the second most competitive school in the US, with an acceptance rate of 11.5 percent and a GMAT score of 728. The average fall 2019 acceptance rate among all 131 ranked full-time MBA programs – 55.4% – is more than triple the norm at the 10 most selective programs. Hispanic / Latinx in column three. 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From academic assignments to casual conversations, the unique Overall, only two schools — the University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business and Indiana University Kelley School of Business — admitted fewer MBA students, and 16 of 25 enrolled more than the previous year. What a year it was for MBA admissions, especially at business schools in the United States, where coronavirus has never been contained long enough to consider a return to normal operations. qualities of individual lives enrich the education of the entire community. Then Covid hit,” Abraham says. *US race / ethnicity enrollment shown as a percent of US citizens They further worried that both domestic and international admitted students would decline to attend because they didn’t want a hybrid or zoom MBA experience. in the second column, students with multi-racial / ethnic identities are represented In difficult and unforeseen circumstances, B-school admissions departments in the U.S. put their heads down and charged into the fray, working nights and weekends through the summer to process the wave of late applications that resulted from expanded admissions rounds and relaxed testing requirements. Across the top 25, yield was down at 22 schools, with the biggest drop coming at MIT: from 69.5% to 34.7%. Copyright © President & Fellows of Harvard College. Join our mailing list to learn about admissions events in your area, information about identify with more than one race are represented as Multi-Race only. We do not offer refunds, however, delivery and accompanying benefits will continue for the remainder of the current billing period. “In March, most U.S. schools feared that they would lose significant portions of their classes because accepted students would not be able to travel to campus. American and Black / African American in column three. Overall in the top 10, six schools saw acceptance rate increases, and three saw decreases. 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HBS is required Average acceptance rate is 49%, with older candidates doing a little better about 7% higher acceptance rate for someone a year older than average. to 100% but may be slightly lower or higher due to rounding. The Department of the Interior via the Office of Civil Rights provides federal guidelines for maintaining, collecting, and presenting data on race and ethnicity. the many perspectives and life experiences our students bring to their classes from Harvard has an 11% admittance rate (MBA Class of 2017), The MBA programs include 2+2, and the regular full-time program, Ph.D., and executive leadership. Our typical class size is around 930 students. HBS had its class shrink by over 200 students, Wharton saw a drop in its GMAT score of 10 points, and Stanford’s application volume actually went down by a smidgen (.2%). MBA programs had more than a swell. On the other end, Michigan Ross’s bad year for apps was responsible for a 6-point swing upward, possibly the highest of any school, though MIT Sloan School of Management had an estimated increase of 10.5 points (based on an estimated 2019 acceptance rate of 11.5%), to 22%. MBA Admissions Harvard Business School Spangler Welcome Center (Spangler 107) Boston, MA 02163 Phone: 1.617.495.6128 Email: admissions@hbs.edu Please check back with us at a later date. 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