With Round 2 interview invitations imminent at Harvard Business School (HBS), we decided to look back at what happened in Round 1 for a little perspective. Clear Admit LiveWire reports gave us the following insights:
Roughly one-third of Round 1 applicants to HBS who reported results on LiveWire shared that they received an invitation to interview. Among those, reported GPAs ranged from 3.0 to 3.8, with an average of 3.6. The GMAT score range was from 560 to 760, with an average score of 735. Notably, the ranges and averages were much the same for those who got a ding. (The GPA range was 3.09 to 4.4, with an average of 3.56, and the GMAT score range was 630 to 780, with an average of 735.)
After those Round 1 interviews were conducted, here’s what the data revealed:
Reported GPAs for those who were admitted to the Class of 2017 at HBS ranged from 3.4 to 4.0, with an average of 3.72. The GMAT score range was from 700 to 770, with an average score of 738. For those waitlisted, the ranges and averages were much the same. (The GPA range was 3.23 to 3.98 with an average of 3.67, and the GMAT score range was 720 to 770, with an average of 740).
Those who didn’t make the cut, meanwhile, had GPAs between 3.09 and 4.4 (average, 3.65) and GMAT scores between 630 and 780 (average, 743). Those rejected from HBS were at least in good company—representing 66 percent of LiveWire reports. Acceptances accounted for 24 percent, and waitlisted applicants comprised the remaining 10 percent.
As always, we should note that our sample size is relatively small and likely subject to some response bias, which is to say that applicants who were accepted to HBS may be more likely to share the news publicly (albeit anonymously).
Don’t forget to look to LiveWire at 12 noon today, when invitations are slated to go out. Good luck…and let us know how it goes!
And for those of you who got accepted to HBS in Round 1, don’t forget to check out DecisionWire, our new tool that let’s you share where you decide to enroll after everything’s said and done!