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Columbia Business School

Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School (CBS) is part of Columbia University’s campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. CBS provides a full-time, two-year MBA program that gives students the option of enrolling in either August or January, as well as an Executive MBA Program. Columbia MBA students enjoy the school’s location in New York City, one of the U.S.’s primary financial centers. They also receive especially strong training in finance, based in part on such customized, practical programs as the rigorous Value Investing Program for second-year students. This is just the introduction!  Learn more about Columbia in the FREE Clear Admit School Snapshot, available for immediate download in the Clear Admit Shop.

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Current State

02/16/2015

Columbia’s Regular Decision (and final) deadline is April 5, 2015. In mid-February, applicants are reporting ‘dings’ or interview invitations via email and offers of admission via phone.

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February 27, 2015 4:07pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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February 26, 2015 9:29pm
Accepted to Columbia via phone.
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February 25, 2015 5:15pm
Waitlisted at Columbia via email.
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February 24, 2015 5:12pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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February 24, 2015 2:54pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.

Basic Stats

MEAN GMAT715
MEAN GPA3.5
CLASS SIZE741
% FEMALE38%

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