HBS 2+2 Program Hits Lowest Acceptance Rate

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According to a recent Harvard Crimson article, only 12% of applicants gained admission to Harvard Business School's prestigious 2+2 Program, the lowest acceptance rate yet in the program's three year history.

828 college juniors applied to the 2+2 Program (down slightly from last year's 844 students). Last year, 14% of applicants (115 students) were accepted. This year, only 100 students received the acceptance email notifying them of their admission to the program.

The 2+2 Program accepts college juniors with diverse, not necessarily business-related, backgrounds. After graduation, students work for two years, and then enter HBS, at which point they'll be mainstreamed into the regular business school program.

Of this year's admitted students, 60% are majoring in hard sciences, engineering, or another technical-related field; 6% are undergraduate business majors; and 34% have backgrounds in the humanities or social sciences.

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