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Admission Trends at Top Bschools Over Last 5 Years!!

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As 2015 application season is now almost over and applicants applying in 2016 have already begun the search for resources, advice for their applications, we have decided to utilize our accumulated forum data of applicants to analyze how various factors of application impact on candidate's acceptance chances.

We are going to analyze admission trends of atleast top 20 popular schools on GMATclub. For the analysis we are using last 5 years user data, i.e. from 2012 to 2016, to determine acceptance chances by GMAT score, admission rounds, industry, etc at different schools.

Since the data used for this analysis is self-reported, it's advised to use findings of this analysis with discretion. They are meant to give only a general idea of admission scenario at Bschools. Don't presume that these findings will hold true all the time. We hope these findings will provide applicants a new way to look at their applications and focus on the key areas.

Let us know your comments, opinions, suggestions or anything else that you might have to say about the findings of this analysis.

Admission Analysis:

Columbia, Fuqua, ISB, LBS, Consortium, Tuck, NUS Singapore, INSEAD, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, Haas EWMBA, Chicago-Booth, MIT Sloan


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Columbia - Admission Trends Over 5 Years!!





Columbia Vs GMATClub: Applicant Pool YoY Comparison
2012 Intake2013 Intake2014 Intake2015 Intake2016 Intake
SchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT Club
# of Applicants6669355N/A43357655775829528N/A545
Acceptance Rate0.160.23N/A0.210.180.20.180.18N/A0.17
Average GMAT716729N/A728716723715729N/A727
Average GPA3.53.52N/A3.473.53.513.53.49N/A3.53
Avg Work Experience (Months)5661N/A6057566058N/A58
Average Age2828N/A2828272827N/A27




Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • Once the threshold of 720 is crossed probability of getting accepted increases to 1/3. Also you can be fairly sure of getting interview invite at that point.


Sample Size: 1238 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 2414 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Different Age Groups



  • Greatest portion of CBS's applicant pool is coming from 25-27 age group and applicants in this group also have high admission rate.


Sample Size: 840 Applicants
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Acceptance rates by Countries



Sample Size: 821 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.


Sample Size: 1003 Applicants
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Incoming Class of CBS



  • Here we have done industry-wise classification of students admitted between 2012 and 2016 to see representation of various industries in an average CBS MBA class.


Sample Size: 1003 Applicants
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Fuqua - Admission Trends!




YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



  • We can see downward trend in YOY rate of acceptance; however, I would not infer too much from the steep decline of 8 percentage points from 2012 to 2014 as our BSchool system, which introduced in 2011, was new at that time and many applicants were not familiar with it. This is evident from the increase in number of applicants from 290 in 2012 to 544 in 2014.
  • Decrease in 6 percentage points from 2015 to 2016 is however a matter of concern. Fuqua's actual admission rate has also fallen from 25% to 23% during the same period.

Sample Size: 2179 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • I am quite surprised with this result. It shows that GMAT won't help much in increasing your acceptance chances beyond 700. We did not see such trend in our studies of other schools - ISB, LBS, Columbia, and Consortium.
  • This indicates that a high GMAT score is not necessarily an advantage and other factors of your application i.e. Essays, work experience, recommendations, post MBA goals, resume, etc, are equally important.

Sample Size: 1184 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 2175 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 831 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 1015 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



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ISB Admission Trends Over 5 Years!!




GMATClub's ISB Applicant Pool - YoY Comparison



  • It seems the last year was most successful for GMAT Club members as acceptance rate of forum members who applied to ISB has reached all time high. I read somewhere on the blog that actual acceptance rate of ISB is usually stays around 22%, so it's glad to see that our acceptance rate is on par with overall acceptance rate of ISB


GMATClub's ISB Applicant Pool - YoY Comparison
2014 Intake2015 Intake2016 Intake
Acceptance Rate13%17%22%
Average GMAT707703703
Average GPA3.363.443.38
Avg Work Experience (in Months)545859
Average Age242524




Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • As expected, chances of acceptance increase as you score higher on the GMAT.
  • As you score 740 or above, competition gets lesser, which increases your chances of acceptance significantly. Ones you cross 760 (i.e. 99th persentile) you can be almost sure of getting interview invitation and have more than 50% chance of getting an admit.
  • 710 Bump: This is a very interesting finding. As we can see volume of applicants is highest at this stage, yet these applicants have higher admission chances than applicants with GMAT scores 700, 720, and 730. This is not we have seen for the first time. In February when we were analysing data of round 1 applicants of all top schools for this post, we found similar bump at 710 score level. (See here http://screencast.com/t/ej8QUudL9ZHY) A possible answer for this situation could be that top B-Schools start looking at applicants a lot more seriously once they reach 92 percentile. It may be possible that a lot of applicants who have good profiles (excellent profiles), try to get up to 710 on GMAT and then focus more on other other parts of the application.

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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • If we ignore media and transportation sectors, because we do not have sufficient data to make any firm inference, we can say that applicants from Consulting, Energy, and Retail sectors have greater chances of acceptance.
  • Job is obviously difficult for folks from IT sector due to sheer volume of applicants.

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  • Hope this chart will give a partial answer to the great debate - Round 1 vs Round 2 :wink:

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  • ISB is good for you if you get 4-7 years of work experience. Unlike other Indian Bschools, ISB is less willing to accept freshers or applicants with negligible work experience.

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LBS - Admission Trends Over 5 Years!!





LBS Vs GMATClub: Applicant Pool YoY Comparison
2012 Intake2013 Intake2014 Intake2015 Intake2016 Intake
SchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT ClubSchoolGMAT Club
# of ApplicantsN/A150N/A207N/A358N/A270N/A274
Acceptance RateN/A0.23N/A0.22N/A0.16N/A0.17N/A0.21
Average GMATN/A717N/A713700712701718N/A716
Average GPAN/A3.5N/A3.42N/A3.43N/A3.6N/A3.54
Avg Work Experience (in Months)N/A66N/A6966636057N/A62
Average AgeN/A28N/A2929282928N/A27




Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • Acceptance chances increase with higher GMAT scores.
  • As you score 730 or more on the GMAT, your probability of getting accepted increases to 1/3. Also you can be fairly sure of getting interview invite.


Sample Size: 558 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



  • It’s surprising that chance of acceptance in R1 is almost same as that in R3
  • R2 and R3 have highest probability of acceptance than other rounds.
  • R1 is greatest round in terms of number of applicants.


Sample Size: 1251 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Different Age Groups



  • Greatest portion of LBS's applicant pool is coming from 28-30 age group and this group also has highest chance of admission. This is not very surprising because average age of LBS's incoming class has always stayed around 28 - 29.


Sample Size: 412 Applicants
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Acceptance rates by Countries



  • For this analysis, we have considered only those countries that have relatively higher number of LBS applicants on forum. We have not chosen the countries with less than 8 applicants with the exception of Russia.
  • We have also shown the difference between average GMAT of overall applicant pool of a specific country and average GMAT of admitted students of that country.


Sample Size: 391 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.


Sample Size: 514 Applicants
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Incoming Class of LBS



  • Here we have done industry-wise classification of students admitted between 2012 and 2016 to see representation of various industries in an average LBS MBA class.


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Consortium - Admission Trends!




YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



  • Acceptance rate is relatively stable over last 5 years with the exception of 2014 in which it dropped to 26%.

Sample Size: 1083 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • We studied only 7 schools, with most applicants, for this analysis as we didn't have sufficient data in other schools.
  • I can't seem to find the reason for why acceptance rate is dropping for applicants scoring 750 or above on the GMAT. Does anyone have explanation for this?

Sample Size: 326 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



  • Acceptance chances are considerably higher in R2.

Sample Size: 1064 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Different Age Groups




Sample Size: 329 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.


Sample Size: 610 Applicants
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Consortium vs Overall Application Pool



Sample Size: 726 Applicants
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Yoman! Kudos on all this! Great stuff here. You rock! As always :)


Thanks Jon! :)

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Tuck - Admission Trends!





YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 1849 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • Although it is quite common to see increase in acceptance chances as you score higher on GMAT, what struck me while analyzing Tuck's data is the huge gap between rate of interview invitation and rate of admission; Both have difference of average 40 percentage points. We have not seen difference of this magnitude in any other schools. (See: Columbia, LBS, Fuqua, and Consortium)
  • This finding leads us to conclude that although Tuck applicants have higher chance of interview invitation than applicants at other top schools, real competition starts from interview and you have to perform really well on interview to increase your acceptance chances.

Sample Size: 993 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 1821 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 689 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 861 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



Sample Size: 694 Applicants
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Narenn, this is a fantastic piece of analysis you've put together - I can imagine the amount of effort that must have gone into collating/scrubbing the data and presenting the results in a visually efficient manner. Your commentary on what the data tells you, as well as adding layers of detail with each new school you work on (e.g. Tuck, you've added an Overall Acceptance Rate straight line that clearly visually demarcates which industries are more preferred) are an added bonus!

I am curious if the sample space of users here captures their reapplication efforts (schools reapplied to, and results), and whether this can be used to empirically back the more widely-circulated opinions of some schools being more reapplicant friendly versus others - especially trending over the years, if a given school has moved in one direction or the other? The reapplicant acceptance rate can be compared to overall acceptance rate, for example. The only time (and I certainly stand corrected here) I've seen numbers being attached to these opinons is in a P&Q article dated Sep 2015.
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Narenn, this is a fantastic piece of analysis you've put together - I can imagine the amount of effort that must have gone into collating/scrubbing the data and presenting the results in a visually efficient manner. Your commentary on what the data tells you, as well as adding layers of detail with each new school you work on (e.g. Tuck, you've added an Overall Acceptance Rate straight line that clearly visually demarcates which industries are more preferred) are an added bonus!

I am curious if the sample space of users here captures their reapplication efforts (schools reapplied to, and results), and whether this can be used to empirically back the more widely-circulated opinions of some schools being more reapplicant friendly versus others - especially trending over the years, if a given school has moved in one direction or the other? The reapplicant acceptance rate can be compared to overall acceptance rate, for example. The only time (and I certainly stand corrected here) I've seen numbers being attached to these opinons is in a P&Q article dated Sep 2015.


Thank you very much for a brief note on analysis. Regarding your comment on Re-applicants, unfortunately, at present there is no any feature in our MBA timeline through which an applicant can report whether s/he is a re-applicant. As a result we can't figure out numbers of re-applicants in a given data sample; however, we are considering adding this feature in our MBA timeline, thanks to your suggestion, and I hope from next year onwards we will be in position to analyse performance of re-applicants. The other interesting suggestion that I received recently was about comparing profiles of admits who got merit based scholarships with those of others. This too is under consideration. So users' suggestions are extremely valuable for us; They help us figure out what matters most to applicants and adjust our analysis methods accordingly. So please keep such fantastic suggestions coming in.
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NUS Singapore - Admission Trends!




YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 666 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • NUS is one of the most prestigious and competitive schools in South east Asia and the intensity of competition can be seen in the following chart. Even after attaining 710 on GMAT you have 8% chance of acceptance.
  • We can see some rapid increase from 720 onwards, but even at highest point acceptance chance remains at 21%.

Sample Size: 274 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 157 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 282 Applicants
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GPA: Accepted Vs Overall Applicant Pool



Sample Size: 666 Applicants
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INSEAD - Admission Trends Over 5 Years!!



INSEAD vs GMATClub Applicant Pool: YoY Comparison
2012 Intake2013 Intake2014 Intake2015 Intake2016 Intake
School
GMAT Club
School
GMAT Club
School
GMAT Club
School
GMAT Club
School
GMAT Club
Acceptance RateN/A37%N/A27%N/A26%N/A25%N/A18%
Average GMATN/A724N/A710701710700708700709
Average GPAN/A3.45N/A3.49N/A3.46N/A3.5N/A3.46
Avg Work Experience60 - 726760 - 7271726866667264
Average Age29292929292829282928




January and September Intakes: Applicants and Acceptance Rates



  • Both the acceptance rate and number of applicants are higher for Sept intake.
  • R2 and R3 have highest probability of acceptance than other rounds.
  • R1 is greatest round in terms of number of applicants.


Sample Size: 1907 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • As expected, acceptance chances increase with higher GMAT scores; however, this holds true only upto 730 level, after which we can see some decrease in the acceptance chances of applicants with GMAT scores 740 and 750. We observed similar trend during the analysis of ISB applicants as well.


Sample Size: 838 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Different Age Groups GMAT Score



  • Greatest portion of INSEAD's applicant pool is coming from 28-30 age group and this group also has highest chance of admission. This is not very surprising because average age of INSEAD's incoming class has always stayed around 28 - 29.


Sample Size: 358 Applicants
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Acceptance rates by Countries



  • For this analysis, we have considered only those countries that have relatively higher number of INSEAD applicants on forum. We have not chosen the countries with less than 15 applicants.
  • We have also shown the difference between average GMAT of overall applicant pool of a specific country and average GMAT of admitted students of that country.


Sample Size: 610 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industri-wise allocation of applicants.


Sample Size: 784 Applicants
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Incoming Class of INSEAD



  • Here we have done industry-wise classification of students admitted between 2012 and 2016 to see representation of various industries in an average INSEAD MBA class.


Sample Size: 784 Applicants
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Stanford - Admission Trends!




YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 2754 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • Stanford GSB is arguably the best business school in the world. The intensity of competition at its flagship two year, full time, MBA program can be clearly seen in the following chart.
  • Admission rate of Stanford is lowest compared to that of other top schools that we analysed so far; Even with 760 GMAT, your chance of acceptance is only 9%.
  • Among the 1383 applicants that we considered for this chart, around 90% had GMAT score of 700 or above and 75% had GMAT score of 720 or above. This finding tells us that those with lower than 700 GMAT need to have strong profile and convincing story for applying to Stanford.
  • Narrow gap between lines showing interview invites and acceptance indicate that Stanford is very careful in selecting candidates for interview' This leads us to infer that one can have better chance of acceptance after interview. This may seem obvious but we have seen certain schools who are very generous in inviting candidates for interview, but selective in making final decisions. (See Tuck, Columbia, Fuqua)
  • When we dug deeper into the data, we found that 41% of interviewed candidates got acceptance from Stanford.

Sample Size: 1383 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 2753 Applicants

  • This is another interesting observation. Acceptance rate is roughly the same in all admission rounds.
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 1009 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 1199 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



Sample Size: 942 Applicants
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Wharton - Admission Trends!




YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 3192 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • Among the 1677 applicants that we considered for this chart, around 90% had GMAT score of 700 or above and 72% had GMAT score of 720 or above. This finding tells us that those with lower than 700 GMAT need to have strong profile and convincing story for applying to Wharton.
  • 42% of interviewed candidates got acceptance from Wharton.

Sample Size: 1677 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 3192 Applicants (1794 Applicants in R1, 1332 Applicants in R2, and 66 Applicants in R3)

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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 1170 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



Sample Size: 1111 Applicants
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Fuqua - Admission Trends!




YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



  • We can see downward trend in YOY rate of acceptance; however, I would not infer too much from the steep decline of 8 percentage points from 2012 to 2014 as our BSchool system, which introduced in 2011, was new at that time and many applicants were not familiar with it. This is evident from the increase in number of applicants from 290 in 2012 to 544 in 2014.
  • Decrease in 6 percentage points from 2015 to 2016 is however a matter of concern. Fuqua's actual admission rate has also fallen from 25% to 23% during the same period.

Sample Size: 2179 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • I am quite surprised with this result. It shows that GMAT won't help much in increasing your acceptance chances beyond 700. We did not see such trend in our studies of other schools - ISB, LBS, Columbia, and Consortium.
  • This indicates that a high GMAT score is not necessarily an advantage and other factors of your application i.e. Essays, work experience, recommendations, post MBA goals, resume, etc, are equally important.

Sample Size: 1184 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 2175 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 831 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 1015 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



Sample Size: 840 Applicants
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Thanks for this!!

Do you happen to know why the acceptance rate for Early Action at Tuck is so low??!?
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This is such amazing data and analysis!

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Harvard Business School - Admission Trends!



YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 3408 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • Harvard is one of the most coveted MBA programs in the world and following chart clearly shows how fierce the competition at HBS is. Even with 760 GMAT score, your chance of acceptance is only 14%.
  • Among the 1698 applicants that we considered for this chart, around 90% had GMAT score of 700 or above and 75% had GMAT score of 720 or above. This finding tells us that those with lower than 700 GMAT need to have strong profile and convincing story for applying to Harvard.
  • Narrow gap between lines showing interview invites and acceptance indicate that Harvard is selective in sending interview invites, and one can have better chance of acceptance after interview. This trend is different from what we observed in Tuck, Columbia, and Fuqua.
  • Acceptance rate of Harvard applicants after interview is close to 57%.

Sample Size: 1698 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 3407 Applicants

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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 1243 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



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Sample Size: 1464 Applicants
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Acceptance Rates of Applicants from Various Regions



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Oxford - Admission Trends!



YOY Acceptance Rate and Avg GMAT of Applicants



Sample Size: 581 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by GMAT Score



  • As anticipated, admission rate of Oxford is much higher than that of LBS, UK's top business school. If you score 720 or above on the GMAT, your acceptance chances reach up to 60%.
  • Narrow gap between lines showing interview invites and acceptance indicate that Oxford is selective in sending interview invites, and one can have better chance of acceptance after interview. This may seem obvious but we have seen certain schools who are very generous in inviting candidates for interview, but selective in making final decisions. (See Tuck, Columbia, Fuqua)
  • Acceptance rate of Oxford applicants after interview is close to 76%.

Sample Size: 242 Applicants
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Acceptance Rate by Admission Round



Sample Size: 428 Applicants

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Acceptance Rates of Applicants in Different Age Groups



Sample Size: 171 Applicants
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Acceptance rates of applicants from various industries



  • The first chart - line chart - shows acceptance rates of applicants from various industries and the pie chart next to it shows industry-wise allocation of applicants.

Sample Size: 226 Applicants
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