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Chicago Booth Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-year student / On-campus

U. Chicago Booth MBA interview report and questions were submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant on-campus.

I had my interview on-campus with a second year student. He arrived promptly and we interviewed in a small room in the admissions office. The interview appeared blind, as he had limited background on my application and appeared to only have my resume.

After a brief introduction he asked me to introduce myself, then we spent ~30 minutes on various questions, followed by five minutes of questions for him. The questions were fairly standard.


  • What other activity (other than what I covered in my intro) would you want to highlight?
  • What are your long term career goals?
  • Why Booth?
  • Why an MBA? Why now?
  • Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a personal or professional goal
  • What classes are you particularly looking forward to?
  • What specifically do you hope to gain in terms of leadership?
  • What do you hope to gain from the Booth MBA?
  • Describe your ideal MBA environment?
  • Anything else you wished we’d covered?


Overall, he was very friendly and put me at ease. It was a very conversational interview and he even chimed in from time to time to affirm / comment on my responses. Was very focused on Booth and what I hope to gain and less on my career goals. I think the interview was indicative of Booth’s easygoing, collaborative culture – it was fairly low-stress and actually enjoyable.

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Schools: U. Chicago Booth

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