Columbia - Admission Trends Over 5 Years!!
Here is our analysis of admission trends and acceptance chances at CBS based on our accumulated forum data of CBS applicants. We have tried to determine acceptance chances by GMAT score, admission rounds, industry, etc. and compare performance of GMAT Club applicants with overall applicant pool. The
data used for this analysis is self-reported, so it's advised to use findings of this analysis with discretion. They are meant to give only a general idea of admission scenario at Columbia. Don't presume that these findings will hold true all the time.
We would welcome any comments, opinions, suggestions or anything else that you might have to say about the findings of this analysis.
Columbia Vs GMATClub: Applicant Pool YoY Comparison |
| 2012 Intake | 2013 Intake | 2014 Intake | 2015 Intake | 2016 Intake |
| School | GMAT Club | School | GMAT Club | School | GMAT Club | School | GMAT Club | School | GMAT Club |
# of Applicants | 6669 | 355 | N/A | 433 | 5765 | 577 | 5829 | 528 | N/A | 545 |
Acceptance Rate | 0.16 | 0.23 | N/A | 0.21 | 0.18 | 0.2 | 0.18 | 0.18 | N/A | 0.17 |
Average GMAT | 716 | 729 | N/A | 728 | 716 | 723 | 715 | 729 | N/A | 727 |
Average GPA | 3.5 | 3.52 | N/A | 3.47 | 3.5 | 3.51 | 3.5 | 3.49 | N/A | 3.53 |
Avg Work Experience (Months) | 56 | 61 | N/A | 60 | 57 | 56 | 60 | 58 | N/A | 58 |
Average Age | 28 | 28 | N/A | 28 | 28 | 27 | 28 | 27 | N/A | 27 |
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 ApplicantsAcceptance Rate by Admission Round
Sample Size: 2414 ApplicantsAcceptance 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 ApplicantsAcceptance rates by Countries
Sample Size: 821 ApplicantsAcceptance 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 ApplicantsIncoming 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 ApplicantsAs I said earlier, we welcome your views, counter-views, suggestions, etc on the analysis. Thank you!