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So Africans are the most underrepresented demographic in the top business schools in the world. Why is this so? Well for starters the cost. Paying for an international MBA from an African (Kenyan in my case) salary is tough. Very tough. Most African currencies are weaker than the US dollar so its just a dream for most to attend Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD etc

That said there are scholarships for us Africans. Yup you heard me right.

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Some scholarships I found are:

Stanford Graduate School of Business

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/financial-aid/international-students/stanford-africa-mba-fellowship

Harvard Business School

http://www.hbs.edu/mba/financial-aid/Pages/external-funding-opportunities.aspx#international

Specifically the Olam International Africa Graduate Scholarship                                 

Wharton

https://spike.wharton.upenn.edu/mbaprogram/financial_aid/outside_scholarships_1213.pdf

 

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FROM MORENA MBA: July Update | Hate Is A Strong Word
Hey girl (or boy) Hey!

So I’ve been MIA from this blog for two months. I took the GMAT in June and have yet to write about it, but that post is coming. Really all you need to know is that I am still studying. Sometimes I feel I am in a black hole of sentence correction and word problems. I promise I don’t hate the GMAT. I just want our relationship to be over! My next test date is the end of August which is cutting it close to my first school deadline. I will need to make some decisions about Round 1 vs Round 2 applications.

Studying is tough, especially when you have a long commute and don’t feel that you have enough time to dedicate to get where you want to go. I do have a tutor (I will do a full review on the good and bad of finding a tutor/ using one) which is helpful. I neeeed to do more Verbal. All my time has been dedicated towards Quant. Sometimes it feels that my to-do list is quick sand.

I think the only thing that is going really well is my ability to make contacts at my target schools, attend events, and network. I feel I have a strong sense of where I want to go and what I want my experience to look like.

Stay tuned for more updates that are actually well thought out and organized.

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Simpler On-the-Go Publishing: Background Media Uploading for Android [#permalink]

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FROM Road To My MBA: Simpler On-the-Go Publishing: Background Media Uploading for Android
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Version 8.1 of the WordPress for Android app is now available, with some great enhancements to publishing: background media uploading.

Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and move on to other things — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images gradually upload! Tap the Publish button and the app takes care of finishing the uploads and publishing, leaving you free to leave the post editor and get on with other things.

You can do the same thing while saving drafts. And yes, you can have multiple posts uploading media in the background at once.

We’ve also spruced up the interface, adding notifications so you always know the status of your posts and uploads. Visit your post list at any time for a progress report on all your uploads.

These features work best with the new Beta editor, codenamed “Aztec,” so be sure to enable it in your app for the full experience — check out the details and get instructions on enabling it.

If you haven’t already, download WordPress for Android from the Play Store, give it a try and let us know what you think!

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A New Media Picker for the iOS WordPress App [#permalink]

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FROM Road To My MBA: A New Media Picker for the iOS WordPress App
Sometimes it’s the extra touches that make all the difference; on your website, that’s the photos and video that give your content life.

You asked for streamlined access to your media library and the camera and photos on your device, to make uploading and inserting photos and videos easier. We hear you loud and clear! A freshly-updated media picker is now available in version 8.5 of the WordPress app for iOS.

What’s New
The new media picker was designed to allow quicker access to your media right from the new Aztec editor. Now you can insert videos and photos without leaving the editor. Click the plus sign — just like in the desktop editor:

 

The picker’s toolbar has buttons that provide full screen access to media already on your device, the camera, and your site’s media library.

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Whether you need to insert a photo you’ve already uploaded, capture a new video with your camera, or peruse all the special moments already on your device to find the perfect pic, you’re covered.

Open Source and Proud of It
Giving back to the software development community is part of Automattic’s DNA. That’s why our Android and iOS apps are 100% open source and will remain that way. In fact, the new media picker is a stand-alone iOS library that can be used in your own projects. We encourage you to try it out!

Thank You!
The Mobile team truly appreciates all of our wonderful users. Our goal is to build tools to help you make your site the best it can be. We look forward to your feedback and hope you enjoy the new media picker as much as we do.

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Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com [#permalink]

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New post 18 Oct 2017, 23:01
FROM Road To My MBA: Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com
We’ve given one of our favorite features a boost! You can now manage your profile photo, or avatar, right on WordPress.com. This avatar, powered by a service called Gravatar, is the image that represents you online — a thumbnail that appears next to your name when you interact on blogs and websites. With this recently refined feature, you can upload, edit, and update your avatar at wordpress.com/me.

Your avatar shows up in many places on WordPress.com. For example, you’ll see it on your site next to your blog posts:

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And when you like someone’s post:

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Or when you comment on a post:

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As you can see, your avatar helps to establish your identity and credibility on WordPress.com — but also across the internet. It will also appear on other websites that use Gravatar, like Stack Overflow and Hootsuite. This means that you don’t have to re-upload the same photo multiple times across the web.

How to Update Your Avatar
While logged into your WordPress.com account, go to wordpress.com/me or click your profile icon at the top-right corner of the screen. You’ll see the edit screen for your profile:

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From here, you can either click on your photo to change it:

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Or drag and drop a new photo from your computer:

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You can also edit the photo — rotate, flip, or crop — before setting or changing it:

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When you’re happy with your image, click Change My Photo and you’re all set!

We’ve also made this update for the desktop app. If you have questions, refer to the Gravatars Support page or contact Support for assistance. We look forward to seeing your faces around the web!

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New Premium Themes: Small Business and Photo Blog [#permalink]

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FROM Road To My MBA: New Premium Themes: Small Business and Photo Blog
Today we’re excited to announce two new premium themes: Small Business and Photo Blog.

Small Business
Small Business is a new premium theme for your entrepreneurial endeavors. At an introductory price of just $5 (or free with the Premium or Business plans), it’s a worthwhile investment for your business.

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We know that running a business is no small task, which is why Small Business includes comprehensive video instructions for its key features so you can get your business’ website online faster.

Small Business was designed with a simple, single-column layout for a consistent reading experience no matter the device or screen size, and uses system fonts to reduce page-load time. We’ve also included a few tailored features just for small businesses, like:

Contact Information: Your customers are busy people – that’s why easy access to essential information like your phone number and address is so important. Small Business displays a banner with your contact information on every page and turns all the information into links, so your customers can call, email, or find you on a map with a click.

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Promo Area: Do you have a new product coming out? A seasonal sale? A special event? Whatever it is, you’ll want to put this information right on the front page to make sure your customers see and act on it. Small Business includes a Promo Area area that makes it as easy as flipping a switch!

Style Packs: If Small Business’ bold design doesn’t feel right for you, choose one of the three included Style Packs — Modern Flair, Country Charm, or Classic Elegance — for a different look and feel with the click of a button.

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Learn more about how to use all of Small Business’ features with these step-by-step instructions and videos or by checking out the demo — or just try it out on your own site!

Photo Blog
Photo Blog is our new premium theme for visual storytellers. It’s available for $36, or comes free with the Premium or Business plans.

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Photo Blog comes with many features that help your photographs shine:

Layout: Along with its default square layout, Photo Blog comes with two additional layout options. The Grid layout adds space between your images, while Masonry creates an interlocking grid, which respects your image orientation and pieces them cleanly together.

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Featured Images Filter: Photo Blog comes with a variety of image filters you can apply to your Featured Images. Choose from faded Reyes, black-and-white Willow, saturated Lo-fi, or one of the other 23 options.

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Style Packs: If you’re searching for a different look for Photo Blog, check out its Style Packs — Elegant, Retro Photo, or Vintage Paper — to change up your site’s appearance.

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You can learn more about Photo Blog by checking out these step-by-step instructions and videos, or visiting the theme’s demo site!

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MBA Interview Probability for top schools by GMAT and GPA [#permalink]

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MBA Interview Probability for top schools by GMAT and GPA

With round 2 application deadlines rapidly approaching, many applicants may wonder what their chance of getting an MBA interview with their favorite schools is. I analyzed the MBA interview probability for the top 25 schools over the past 5 years by GMAT and GPA. Unsurprisingly, for most schools the MBA interview chance increased for high GMAT and high GPA candidates.

Some interesting insights I found:

  • At Booth, GPA has little to no impact on likelihood of getting and interview unless your GMAT is under 700
  • At Columbia, GMAT and GPA are very important for your interview chances
  • At Cornell, GMAT is far more important than GPA for getting an interview
  • At Duke, neither GPA nor GMAT seem to have much of an impact on interview odds
  • At Emory, strangely, if you have a GMAT of 700 or higher then low GPA applicants actually have a higher chance of getting an interview
  • At Georgetown, chance of getting an interview for 740+ applicants is no more than for those in the 700 to 730 range
  • At Stanford and Harvard, chance of interviewing is depressingly low, both GMAT and GPA are very important
  • At Ross, GPA doesn’t seem to matter if an applicant has a GMAT of 740 or higher
  • At NYU, having a very high GMAT dramatically increases your chance of getting an interview
  • At Wharton, having a high GMAT only appears to matter if the applicants GPA is over 3.40
  • At Yale, both GMAT and GPA have a huge impact on chance of getting an interview
University of Chicago (Booth) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
33%
52%
68%

3.40 – 3.59
28%
53%
67%

3.60+
58%
59%
73%

Arizona State University (Carey) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
56%
53%
75%

3.40 – 3.59
58%
33%
100%

3.60+
52%
62%
75%

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
67%
61%
74%

3.40 – 3.59
48%
62%
80%

3.60+
53%
49%
77%

Columbia University MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
19%
25%
43%

3.40 – 3.59
17%
34%
54%

3.60+
28%
43%
55%

Cornell University (Johnson) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
46%
62%
69%

3.40 – 3.59
48%
61%
68%

3.60+
54%
58%
72%

Duke University (Fuqua) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
58%
64%
65%

3.40 – 3.59
57%
58%
62%

3.60+
76%
63%
66%

Emory University (Goizueta) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
47%
55%
78%

3.40 – 3.59
44%
52%
57%

3.60+
52%
43%
62%

Georgetown University (McDonough) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
65%
74%
72%

3.40 – 3.59
65%
88%
85%

3.60+
71%
85%
89%

Stanford University (GSB) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
3%
3%
12%

3.40 – 3.59
6%
12%
18%

3.60+
13%
14%
22%

University of California—​Berkeley (Haas) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
12%
27%
22%

3.40 – 3.59
28%
27%
44%

3.60+
27%
39%
50%

Harvard University (HBS) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
5%
10%
13%

3.40 – 3.59
12%
15%
18%

3.60+
12%
24%
27%

Indiana University (Kelley) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
44%
57%
75%

3.40 – 3.59
39%
70%
70%

3.60+
34%
76%
84%

Northwestern University (Kellogg) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
67%
82%
80%

3.40 – 3.59
56%
77%
86%

3.60+
60%
76%
83%

University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
44%
68%
76%

3.40 – 3.59
51%
74%
81%

3.60+
60%
75%
82%

Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
58%
76%
88%

3.40 – 3.59
62%
77%
91%

3.60+
74%
86%
80%

Vanderbilt University (Owen) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
74%
80%
56%

3.40 – 3.59
66%
74%
83%

3.60+
94%
83%
92%

University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ross) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
50%
57%
72%

3.40 – 3.59
54%
65%
70%

3.60+
50%
68%
70%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
14%
26%
24%

3.40 – 3.59
0%
24%
33%

3.60+
26%
39%
39%

New York University (Stern) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
24%
28%
44%

3.40 – 3.59
35%
41%
58%

3.60+
13%
37%
56%

Dartmouth College (Tuck) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
58%
66%
71%

3.40 – 3.59
38%
64%
82%

3.60+
65%
73%
74%

University of California—​Los Angeles (Anderson) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
26%
40%
57%

3.40 – 3.59
23%
60%
70%

3.60+
24%
60%
69%

University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (Kenan-​Flagler) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
72%
68%
89%

3.40 – 3.59
59%
71%
83%

3.60+
63%
73%
90%

University of Southern California (Marshall) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
38%
74%
67%

3.40 – 3.59
52%
74%
75%

3.60+
28%
71%
85%

University of Virginia (Darden) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
40%
41%
58%

3.40 – 3.59
36%
39%
73%

3.60+
50%
54%
60%

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
29%
35%
33%

3.40 – 3.59
26%
27%
46%

3.60+
29%
36%
55%

Yale University (YSOM) MBA Interview Probability

< 700
700 – 730
740+

< 3.40
15%
31%
42%

3.40 – 3.59
24%
41%
63%

3.60+
34%
53%
67%

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The WordPress.com Year in Review (and Resolutions for 2018) [#permalink]

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FROM Road To My MBA: The WordPress.com Year in Review (and Resolutions for 2018)
Some years go by slowly — not because they’re busier, but maybe there’s just more out there in the world to stop and notice. We hope the WordPress.com and Jetpack community offered you some of those moments this year.

Maybe it was a helpful chat with someone on our Happiness team, or maybe you discovered a cool new feature that made business or blogging even easier. Perhaps you read something on WordPress.com that inspired you. We just want to say thanks for being here, and we’re excited to see what you all accomplish in 2018 and beyond.

Below are some highlights from the year in WordPress.com — and make sure you check out WordPress.com Discover to see more favorite moments from 2017. Happy New Year!

Viral Hits and Notable Moments
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• TIME, powered by WordPress.com VIP, announced its Person of the Year — The Silence Breakers.

• WordPress.com blogger Hospey used an online resume to score an internship with Chance the Rapper:

Want to get hired by your favorite artist? Build a site, like @Hospey did for @chancetherapper: https://t.co/HgzmQN08vs #PoweredbyWordPress pic.twitter.com/yD9cLthCGc

— WordPress.com (@wordpressdotcom) August 17, 2017

• Baby Ellie became the youngest person to thru-hike all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail! She made the trip with her mom Bekah and her dad Derrick, who wrote about their adventure.

• One user got a nice surprise: JK Rowling tweeted their blog post:

Great response to the 'soon I'll be accused of rape if I sign an email with a kiss' hot takes. https://t.co/cEpKQf0quT via @wordpressdotcom

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 21, 2017

• Robert E. Kelly and his family became worldwide celebrities when his appearance on the BBC was interrupted by his children. “We are just a regular family, and raising two young children can be a lot of work. Because of that, it seems that the video has resonated with parents around the world,” he wrote on his blog.

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Of course, no website is an island: it’s more important than ever to distribute your blog posts and pages across social media, so in July we introduced social media scheduling, allowing you to plan tweets and Facebook posts far in advance and resurface popular posts from your archives:

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Then in August, we made it even easier to earn money from your site with the new Simple Payment feature:



The Year in Photos (and Making It Easier to Post the Perfect Shot)
You published some incredible images and illustrations in 2017! Take a look:

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“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb – Nelson Mandela.” Thirdeyemom ascended the Andes, and captured this stunning photograph.

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We fell in love with the illustrated work of Jeremy Graboyes, a Washington, D.C.-based artist who specializes in pen-and-ink and watercolor.

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Photographer Sophia Hsin documented the child laborers of Bangladesh. The Vancouver-based Hsin is using the project to raise awareness among consumers about how some products enter their food chain.

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Omar Z. Robles brought dance and street photography together. Robles captures moments with dancers around the world, from the streets of Cuba to Hong Kong. (Above: dancer Courtney Stohlton in Puerto Rico.)

We also wanted to simplify the process of sharing your gorgeous images: You can now connect your Google Photos account and insert images straight from Google, as well as export photos from Lightroom straight to WordPress.com.

The Year in Publishing on the Go
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Photoblogging is even better with a world-class mobile app. We made a ton of improvements to WordPress for iOS and Android, with a brand new editor, new features to manage your site, and a whole lot more.

A Warm Welcome to WordPress!
Did you know that nearly 30% of all sites on the internet are powered by WordPress? Here’s just a small sampling of the new sites we welcomed to WordPress.com, Jetpack, and WordPress.com VIP in 2017:


Resolutions for 2018
We resolve to keep working to make the web a better place — and work with all of you in the WordPress.com community to keep building your dreams.

What do you want to accomplish in the coming year? Tell us in the comments.

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MBA Waitlist Acceptance Rate Analysis (with Class of 2019 data) [#permalink]

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FROM MBA Data Guru: MBA Waitlist Acceptance Rate Analysis (with Class of 2019 data)
MBA Waitlist Acceptance Rate Analysis (with Class of 2019 data)

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One of the most frustrating parts of the MBA application process is waiting to hear back from the schools. First, applicants have to wait to hear if you will be interviewed. Next, an applicant must wait to hear if they have been admitted. Some unlucky souls will have to wait a third time on the waitlist, sometimes for up to 8 months if they are a round 1 applicant. I created this updated MBA waitlist acceptance rate analysis to provide some transparency to those who are on the waitlist.

Unlike the rather stable overall admission rate, the MBA waitlist acceptance rate fluctuates substantially. Some years it is very high for a school and other years it can be zero. The acceptance yield of the school in a given year drives the waitlist acceptance rate. In addition to providing the average acceptance rate from 2012 to 2017, I also included the lowest year and highest year during that period. Some of the smaller schools have a lot less data available, so the acceptance rates below are less reliable.

MBA Waitlist Acceptance Rate and Range

Rank
School
Low
Average
High

1
Harvard University (HBS)
0%
6%
14%

1
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
0%
5%
6%

3
University of Chicago (Booth)
3%
17%
35%

4
Stanford University (GSB)
0%
18%
50%

4
Northwestern University (Kellogg)
0%
5%
10%

4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
2%
9%
17%

7
University of California—​Berkeley (Haas)
0%
7%
15%

8
Dartmouth College (Tuck)
0%
6%
15%

9
Columbia University (CBS)
5%
13%
24%

9
Yale University (YSOM)
0%
9%
21%

11
University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ross)
6%
14%
20%

12
New York University (Stern)
0%
5%
13%

12
Duke University (Fuqua)
2%
5%
11%

14
University of Virginia (Darden)
0%
17%
27%

15
University of California—​Los Angeles (Anderson)
5%
17%
33%

16
Cornell University (Johnson)
0%
10%
19%

17
University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs)
4%
7%
20%

18
University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (Kenan-​Flagler)
6%
26%
55%

19
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
0%
9%
22%

20
Emory University (Goizueta)
0%
8%
33%

21
Georgetown University (McDonough)
0%
8%
13%

21
Indiana University (Kelley)
0%
13%
18%

21
Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
11%
26%
50%

24
University of Southern California (Marshall)
0%
20%
50%

25
Arizona State University (Carey)
0%
12%
20%

25
Vanderbilt University (Owen)
0%
19%
50%

I suspected that some schools would have a higher preference for waitlisted applicants with higher GMATs. I found that schools treated applicants very differently based on GMAT. Some schools have a preference for very high GMATs, while others have a preference average GMATs (for top MBAs). Strangely, some schools have no preference for GMAT while others appear to have a preference for lower GMATs. The data is a little thin, so take this with a grain of salt.

Waitlist acceptance rate for schools with preference for very higher GMATs

School
< 700
700 – 730
740+

Harvard University (HBS)
0%
0%
13%

Stanford University (GSB)
0%
0%
13%

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
0%
0%
5%

Columbia University (CBS)
0%
0%
16%

Waitlist acceptance rate for schools that have a preference for higher GMATs

School
< 700
700 – 730
740+

Northwestern University (Kellogg)
6%
2%
11%

Dartmouth College (Tuck)
0%
8%
6%

Duke University (Fuqua)
0%
6%
4%

University of Virginia (Darden)
20%
17%
27%

Georgetown University (McDonough)
0%
14%
20%

Waitlist acceptance rate for schools that have a preference for average GMATs

School
< 700
700 – 730
740+

University of California—​Berkeley (Haas)
0%
6%
3%

Yale University (YSOM)
0%
17%
4%

University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor (Ross)
10%
18%
11%

Waitlist acceptance rate for schools that have preference for lower GMATs

School
< 700
700 – 730
740+

University of California—​Los Angeles (Anderson)
27%
19%
6%

University of Texas—​Austin (McCombs)
8%
9%
6%

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
9%
9%
3%

Waitlist acceptance rate for schools that have no preference for GMAT

School
< 700
700 – 730
740+

University of Chicago (Booth)
18%
15%
19%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
14%
14%
8%

New York University (Stern)
8%
6%
7%

Cornell University (Johnson)
11%
11%
12%

University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill (Kenan-​Flagler)
33%
21%
29%

Some schools had data that was too thin to analyze. Those schools are Carey, Emory, Kelley, Olin, Owen, and USC.

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MBA Acceptance Rate by Undergraduate Major [#permalink]

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Many applicants may wonder if their undergraduate major impacts their chance of getting into business school. Admissions data suggests that your college major can significantly impact your probability of getting into business school. The general trend seems to be that majors that are more dominated by women have a higher acceptance rate while industries that dominated by men had lower acceptance rates. This could be because my data does not have gender as a variable, so I could not account for it. Many people believe that women’s acceptance rate is higher than it is for men with similar credentials, but I have not found any data that proves it. Another explanation is that the female dominated majors are generally underrepresented in business school application pools, so when schools aim to diversify the class, the acceptance rates are higher for those majors.

Given that there so many different college majors, there is not enough data to analyze major by school, so instead I analyzed the major acceptance rate by school tier. I grouped the top 10, 11 – 16 and 17 – 25.

Ranking Tier
Acceptance Rate
GMAT
GPA

Top 10
20%
728
3.53

11 – 16
35%
716
3.42

17 – 25
45%
705
3.42

As you can see, the tier has a strong effect on the acceptance rate. GMAT and GPA also correlate strongly with ranking. Below you can see what majors have a higher acceptance rate than we would expect and which have lower acceptance rates, given the GMAT and GPA.

Top 10 MBA Acceptance Rate by Major
In the top 10, education majors have the highest acceptance rate for top 10 MBA programs despite having substantially lower GMAT of 711 compared to the average of 728. Law majors have lower GMAT and GPA, but nearly 50% higher acceptance rate than average. Liberal arts and humanities majors have a noticeably higher acceptance rate despite lower GMAT and similar GPA. Other Majors with high acceptance rates also have higher than average GMAT, which could explain the acceptance rate.

In the top 10, operations majors have substantially higher GMAT and GPA, but only a 16% acceptance rate compared to the average of 20% acceptance rate. Engineering students have similar to average scores, but only 15% acceptance rates. Computer science, marketing and health/medical majors have very low acceptance rates, that may be at least partially explained by low scores.

Major
Acceptance Rate
GMAT
GPA

Education
33%
711
3.71

Law
29%
723
3.37

Liberal Arts and Humanities
24%
724
3.53

Social Services
24%
735
3.61

Political Science
24%
734
3.55

Economics
23%
729
3.51

Communication
20%
727
3.58

Accounting
20%
728
3.62

Finance
19%
726
3.59

Business
18%
723
3.56

Science and Math
17%
733
3.48

Arts
16%
729
3.52

Operations
16%
737
3.56

Engineering
15%
728
3.49

Computer Science
12%
722
3.52

Marketing
9%
718
3.36

Health or Medical
7%
708
3.58

Ranked 11 – 16 MBA Acceptance Rate by Major
In the middle tier of rank 11 to 16, communication majors have an absurdly high acceptance rate with similar GMAT and noticeably higher GPA. Liberal arts majors had very high acceptance rates despite the lower than average GMAT. Political science majors had a high acceptance rate of 40% even though their GMAT and GPA are well below average.

Operations majors have a lower acceptance rate, but it is explained by a fairly low GMAT. Arts majors have a low acceptance rate despite having higher GMAT and GPA than average. Engineering majors have the highest average GMAT for middle tier schools, but one of the lowest acceptance rates. Health/medical majors have a low acceptance rate, but it is explained by very low GMAT of 688. Marketing, computer science and law majors had some of the lowest acceptance rates, but they also had lower than average stats.

Major
Acceptance Rate
GMAT
GPA

Communication
61%
717
3.61

Liberal Arts and Humanities
45%
711
3.45

Economics
45%
717
3.36

Finance
43%
716
3.49

Science and Math
42%
718
3.35

Political Science
40%
706
3.37

Accounting
38%
716
3.49

Business
35%
706
3.46

Operations
31%
701
3.4

Arts
27%
720
3.46

Engineering
26%
721
3.4

Health or Medical
25%
688
3.52

Marketing
23%
712
3.34

Computer Science
23%
713
3.43

Law
17%
709
3.07

Ranked 17 – 25 MBA Acceptance Rate by Major
For rank 17 to 26 schools, communication majors had an extremely high acceptance rate even though they had an average GMAT and an only slightly higher GPA. Economics, political science, liberal arts, marketing, business, law and operations majors all had very high acceptance rates yet lower than average stats.

Health/medical and education majors’ acceptance rates are lower than average, but explained by very low GMAT score. Engineering and arts majors have above average stats, but lower acceptance rates.

Major
Acceptance Rate
GMAT
GPA

Communication
78%
706
3.51

Economics
67%
698
3.32

Political Science
65%
691
3.36

Liberal Arts and Humanities
57%
697
3.43

Marketing
56%
699
3.35

Business
56%
693
3.46

Law
54%
697
3.31

Operations
54%
688
3.3

Accounting
52%
703
3.43

Finance
52%
704
3.46

Other
48%
698
3.41

Science and Math
45%
702
3.33

Health or Medical
40%
663
3.49

Engineering
35%
713
3.42

Arts
35%
722
3.45

Computer Science
31%
704
3.49

Education
13%
663
3.59

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