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14 Feb 2008, 14:55
I seem to remember seeing the acceptance rates of interviewed candidates, by school. For example, some schools accepted 99% of the students they interviewed while others only 60%.

Does anyone have any stats/info on this?
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14 Feb 2008, 15:43
hotdog wrote:
I seem to remember seeing the acceptance rates of interviewed candidates, by school. For example, some schools accepted 99% of the students they interviewed while others only 60%.

Does anyone have any stats/info on this?

are you sure you arent confusing "% of accepted students that were interviewed" and "% of interviewed students that were accepted?"

i dont think any top school accepts 99% of applicants that are interviewed. but almost all of the top 10 interview 99% of accepted students.
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14 Feb 2008, 16:03
I would also be curious to know these stats..

I heard somewhere that Harvard accepts 40% or so of the interviewees, while some other schools accept a far higher percentage.

I would imagine there are no hard stats on this, but anybody heard rough numbers?

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15 Feb 2008, 00:18
I can only answer for Haas, which is generally between 50-75% of interviewed gets accepted.

UCLA seems closer to 60-70% (just a guess)

Stanford I heard is trying to push the rate to 60+%.

Kellogg it doesn't matter, everyone gets interviewed if there are alums in the area.
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15 Feb 2008, 06:23
Anyone have an idea of the acceptance rates for those invited to interview at Wharton, Chicago or Yale? Seen a few different estimates out there.
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15 Feb 2008, 14:35
Last year Wharton accepted approximately 38% of the people that were interviewed. This is not a great number and I was actually hoping for a much higher percentage......

Link for this information. Go down to post at 1:09:55 PM
http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... arton.aspx
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15 Feb 2008, 14:47
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Last year Wharton accepted approximately 38% of the people that were interviewed. This is not a great number and I was actually hoping for a much higher percentage......

Link for this information. Go down to post at 1:09:55 PM
http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... arton.aspx

I think we'd all like a higher percentage here.

Nevertheless, nice find!
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15 Feb 2008, 15:43
yeah, nice find!

see, i disagree though, ryguy. i mean, yeah, it would be great if it were 100% acceptance and we could all go to our dream school, but i translate a low % as an opportunity for more people to get face to face with adcom and add some color to their application. maybe that's just me...or a few weak spots in my application...speaking...

that being said, i heard stern was closer to 60/70%.
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15 Feb 2008, 18:46
Here's a calculation from one blogger.. only for HBS, Stanford, Wharton & Kellogg though..

http://bschool-bound.blogspot.com/2007/ ... erday.html
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16 Feb 2008, 16:24
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It varies pretty wildly, depending on how the school treats interviews.

From my own research, there are basically three kinds of schools--those that have applicant-initiated interviews (Tepper, Duke), those that use the interview as "just another data point" and therefore invite a higher number of applicants (Wharton), and those that use the interview as a sort of "final hurdle" (HBS, MIT, Haas).

Just from my research, it generally fell like this:

HBS: Interviews around 25% and accepts around 50-60% of those interviewed
MIT: Pretty much the same as HBS
Wharton: Interviews around 50% and accepts around 35% of those interviewed
Haas: Interviews around 25%-ish, and accepts around 65-75% (they have a slightly higher acceptance rate than most schools because of Super Saturday--a higher majority of students who go to SS are accepted because attending SS is considered a strong sign of interest, and therefore likely to help the yield stat).

Duke and Tepper allow candidates to sign themselves up for interviews up to a certain date, and then after that are invite only, so there aren't many useful stats there.

If you check each school's thread on the BW forum, there's usually a discussion of these stats right around the time interviews are going out. I know there was for round 1, at least, for all the schools I apped to.
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16 Feb 2008, 16:43
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Haas: Interviews around 25%-ish, and accepts around 65-75% (they have a slightly higher acceptance rate than most schools because of Super Saturday--a higher majority of students who go to SS are accepted because attending SS is considered a strong sign of interest, and therefore likely to help the yield stat).

good analysis jc! The only thing I would add is that at this year's SS for R1 at Haas, they said specifically that they interviewed 20% of the R1 applicants. Given that last year's acceptance rate was around 14%, and this year may hover between 12-14%, that's a roughly 65-75% rate, just like you said.
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