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Last Updated Sep 11, 2018 by

Tuck Reports Application Volume Uptick, More International Students, Record-Setting Women in Class of 2020

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business today became the latest in a string of business schools to share statistics for its incoming Class of 2020, but its headline news comes in contrast to reports from almost every other peer in the United States. At Tuck, application volume was up year over year with 2,621 applications received. It’s a mere 0.4 percent uptick, but it’s an uptick nonetheless in a year when numerous schools have seen double-digit declines. The Class of 2020 is also more diverse internationally, again bucking the trend among U.S. schools, most of which struggled in particular with international... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2018 by

Applications Down 4.5 Percent at HBS, But Applicant Quality Remains High

The release of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Class of 2020 profile statistics last week revealed that the Boston school—like many of its U.S. peers—saw a decrease in overall application volume, but median GMAT score and GPA remained unchanged from the prior year at 730 and 3.71 respectively. The admit rate, 11 percent, was also unchanged year over year. So though he was working from a smaller pool of 9,886 applicants (down from 10,351 last year), Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee did not sacrifice on quality. HBS is one of many leading U.S. business schools to... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 21: Should You Apply in Round 1 or Round 2?

In the MBA admissions world, this week holds some of the first application deadlines for candidates looking to apply to business school for the 2019-20 academic year. Completed applications for early action at IESE were due in by Tuesday, Harvard Business School (HBS) Round 1 applications were due yesterday, and the deadline for the new Early Action round at UVA’s Darden School is tomorrow. Applications for the earliest rounds at Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Cambridge’s Judge Business School are also due tomorrow. Things are officially heating up. Maybe HBS’s noon Round 1 deadline yesterday passed you by? Maybe you... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 4, 2018 by

Don’t Miss Clear Admit’s MBA VisitWire: New Business School Campus Visit Archive

It’s here! Clear Admit’s newest applicant resource, MBA VisitWire. The latest in our family of community-sourced MBA admissions tools, VisitWire is designed to help MBA candidates learn more about their target schools by reading about the campus visit experiences of others. We’ve been in beta testing all summer and are excited to announce that we’re now officially live. You can access VisitWire here or via the navigation bar button above. Our thanks to early users who helped us refine the tool by sharing tips for fellow applicants planning visits. Resource for Those Planning Visits—and for Those Who Can’t Visit Like... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 29, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 19: 10 Tips for Tackling the MBA Written Application

With Round 1 deadlines looming, we know many of you are hard at work crafting essays, filling out data forms, and perfecting your resumes. Before you do anything else, check out the latest episode in the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series, which tackles the written components of the MBA application head on. Clear Admit’s Alex Brown Our guest this week is Clear Admit’s own Alex Brown, who worked for several years as part of the admissions team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He’s also the author of Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA Admissions. In... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 by

Renowned Wharton Economist, Berkeley Alumna Ann Harrison Named New Haas Dean

Ann Harrison named new Haas dean Ann Harrison, a renowned economist and member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, has been named the next dean of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the California school announced today. Harrison earned her undergraduate degree from Berkeley and served as a professor in Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from 2001 to 2011. “Professor Harrison is an accomplished administrator as well as a world-class economist who has dedicated her career to creating forward-looking policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets,” Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 by

Adcom Director Demystifies New Tuck Application Essays

Amid extensive international and domestic recruitment travel, Luke Anthony Peña—who leads admissions at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business—found some rare downtime to devote an August post on the Tuck360: MBA Blog to the school’s new essay prompts. The new essays are part of an overhaul of Tuck’s admissions criteria designed to streamline and simplify the process. The topic of the new essays has come up a lot as part of recent admissions events for prospective applicants across Asia and North America, Peña said. “There’s lots of advice and guidance for our revised essays popping up all over the web, so... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 21, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 18: London Business School Admissions Director Q&A

This week we’ve got two new voices joining us on the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast, Gareth Howells and David Simpson of London Business School. Howells is executive director for the MBA and Master in Finance (MiF) programs at LBS, and Simpson heads up admissions for both. Not only that, both men have been with LBS for more than two decades. In our exclusive interview, the two share how LBS is a dynamic enough place to keep things interesting for them both for more than 20 years. More than anything else, it’s the incredible array of applicants and students they... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Kellogg School of Management MBA Class of 2020: 46 Percent Women, 27 Percent U.S. Minorities

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management announced today that women will make up 46 percent of the incoming two-year, full-time MBA Class of 2020. That’s a four-percentage point jump over last year and a record high for the school. U.S. minorities are also up—comprising 27 percent of this year’s first-year students, as compared to 25 percent last year. Meanwhile, average GMAT (732) and GPA (3.6) were identical to last year. Class size also remained constant at 478. “I am very, very thrilled with the diversity of the class,” Melissa Rapp, Kellogg director of admissions for full-time MBA and MSMS programs, told... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 17: Q&A with Tuck Admissions Director Luke Anthony Peña, Part II

We are thrilled to bring you Part II of our wide-ranging interview with Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid, on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. In Episode 16, Peña shared about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He also talked in great detail about Tuck’s recently revamped admissions process, including several shifts designed to make it more transparent and applicant friendly. Without further ado, we’re pleased to now present you with Part II of our interview with Peña, including valuable insights into Tuck’s newly defined admissions criteria and... Read more »

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