Clear Admit is a leading provider of MBA admissions advice and digital content. Founded by Wharton MBA graduates with extensive experience in business school admissions and consulting, Clear Admit has been cited by The Economist, Google, and leading industry associations like the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) as a superb resource for business school applicants.
We are committed to providing timely, accurate, insightful information about the world’s leading business schools, how to navigate the competitive application process, trends within graduate management education, and post-MBA career options. Believing in the intrinsic value of the MBA, we seek to equip prospective MBA applicants—our primary audience—with the information they need to gain admission to the school best suited to them.
We also aim to be a comprehensive resource for others interested in graduate management education, including current MBA students and alumni, the MBA admissions community, and prospective employers.
Co-Founder and CEO
Eliot Ingram has spent over 21 years in the field of MBA admissions. In 1994, Eliot helped launch MBA Multi-App, which quickly became the leading software for applying to business schools. In his senior management role, he built strong relationships with admissions officers at the top 50 business schools in the U.S. He also gained exposure to tens of thousands of MBA applicants, which allowed him to develop a strong understanding of the admissions process from both the student and the school perspective.
After graduating with an MBA from Wharton in 1999, Eliot formed a consulting firm advising early-stage technology companies on their marketing and business development strategies. In late 2001, Eliot co-founded Clear Admit with Graham Richmond. For the past fourteen years at Clear Admit, Eliot’s combination of admissions expertise, marketing experience and editing skills has enabled him to help hundreds of applicants gain admission to top MBA programs. In addition, Ingram has helped grow Clear Admit into a leading source of news, advice and resources for MBA applicants.
Ingram holds a BA in Economics & Political Science from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School.
- Spending quality time with my wife and three kids in and around Philadelphia.
- Following international news stories in leading newspapers and in the Economist.
- Skiing in the winter and canoeing in the summer.
Graham Richmond has worked in the MBA admissions space for over 20 years. After beginning his career at MCS Multi-App, an educational software startup selling business school application software products, Graham earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined Wharton’s admissions office, where he evaluated MBA applications and conducted admissions interviews. In 2002, Graham partnered with Eliot Ingram to launch Clear Admit. Graham also co-founded the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants in 2006 and served as the organization’s President for several years.
An expert in MBA admissions, Richmond is frequently called upon by leading media such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and The Washington Post to discuss trends in the field. He is also regularly invited to speak to admissions directors from leading MBA programs at the annual conference of the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
Graham holds a BA in Art History from Swarthmore College and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991. As a music junkie and avid LP record collector, this book is one that friends have recommended for many years. I have finally gotten a chance to give it a read and it’s wonderful! It’s all about the DIY aesthetic that brought on some of the greatest records of my generation.
What are your favorite places to travel?
I love to visit the Alps for off-piste skiing during the winter. If you don’t hear back from me after sending an email, there is a chance I’ve fallen into a glacial crevasse. I also love long weekends in cities with great cultural attractions – the Louisiana Museum outside of Copenhagen was a recent highlight. Traveling to see a baseball game in any professional ballpark is also a favorite pastime.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I wrote and recorded a rock album just before entering business school at Wharton. Highlights of that experience include an interview on NPR about the songs and a live performance at CBGB’s in NYC.
Jeanette Brown is a seasoned journalist who has worked for multiple U.S. magazines, including BusinessWeek, Parents, Saveur and Astronomy. Since 2007, she has covered news and developments at leading global MBA programs for Clear Admit, including conducting exclusive interviews with deans, admissions directors, students and alumni. In spring 2015, she was named Clear Admit’s editor-in-chief, responsible for overseeing content creation for the company’s multiple content channels. Jeanette is comfortable and practiced writing and editing a wide range of content across multiple industries and subject matters. Before Clear Admit, she led a public information campaign for the City of New York to promote economic redevelopment in Lower Manhattan after 9/11. As a freelancer, she has also written about topics ranging from cloud computing to early childhood education to women’s health.
Jeanette holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and an M.A. in journalism and Caribbean and Latin American Studies from New York University.
What are you currently reading? Midair, by Kodi Scheer. A suspenseful revenge-suicide plot involving teenage girls set in Paris, it makes me long for Paris and oh-so-grateful I’m no longer a teenage girl.
What are your favorite places to travel? Spanish-speaking countries. No bias intended—and indeed, I love all travel, both foreign and domestic. But having studied Spanish from the seventh grade through graduate school, I also love putting those language skills to use. Additionally, I find travel in countries where you can speak the language fluently so much more fulfilling. Some faves include Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and good ‘ole Spain.
Fun fact about me? I am a professionally trained chef, the result of my upbringing in a household where all domestic chores, including cooking, were shared equally. Though my father basically only reheated leftovers—in a manner stressful enough to the rest of us to finally get him banned from the kitchen—my brother and I both went on to become chefs. Only my bro still cooks in upscale restaurants while I feed chicken tenders to my kids when not writing stories about MBA admissions.