See where your GMAT score lands among the top U.S. MBA programs, as we report the average GMAT scores in the chart below. If you have yet to take the GMAT, you can also get a sense of what score you need to target. Business school admissions use the GMAT score as a sign of…
Have questions for NYU Stern Admissions Directors about their MBA program? This Ask Me Anything (AMA) Live Chat is for YOU! Are you considering applying for NYU Stern’s final deadline on April 18 or are you thinking about a future cycle? No matter where you are in the application process, NYU Stern admissions officers can…
In this edition of Fridays from the Frontline, Brian Ward, a third-year MBA/MPA dual-degree candidate at the NYU Stern School of Business and Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, shares how NYU’s student-led impact fund helped him chart a course to make an impact. Learning To Drive System-Wide Change Through NYU’s Student-led Impact Investment Fund…
Average GRE scores by business school can provide applicants with a sense of the rigor of the MBA program, expectations of the adcom and general competitiveness of the applicant pool. While the GMAT used to be the only accepted admissions exam at leading MBA programs, many have opened up to other options, including the GRE.…
The percentage of U.S. minorities at top U.S. business schools can provide a sense of the diversity you will find in your MBA program. Business school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and self-identify as African American or Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or…
International students statistics can showcase an element of diversity at leading business schools. In the chart below, see the percentage of international students at U.S. business schools. U.S. Business School % International Arizona State University W.P. School of Business 39% Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business 53% Columbia Business School 47% Cornell University SC Johnson…
The Financial Times (FT) released its rankings of the 100 best Global MBA programs for 2024. The Wharton School, which failed to make an appearance in the ranking last year, takes the top spot. Top Ten Overall Here are the top 10 MBA programs of The Financial Times 2024 Global MBA rankings (2023 positions are in…
Over the past decade, the percentage of women MBA students has been on the rise across leading business schools. USC Marshall was the first leading business school to achieve gender parity while others have achieved or continue to strive for that benchmark. The Forté Foundation has also consistently reported that women are either gaining or…
In this edition of Real Numbers of MBA Admissions, see the total cost of a full-time MBA per year at U.S. schools. Tuition comprises most of the cost of each program. Other factors, including room and board, program fees, books and supplies, health insurance, transportation and other expenses, have been added to provide the total…
Business schools come in all shapes and sizes and the class size of top MBA programs can be a factor in considering fit. From networking to a tight-knit culture to campus opportunities, class size can reveal much about an MBA program. No matter which program you choose, the top MBA programs strive to ensure relationship…
Really conversational and fun! We started off talking about my Pick 6 and then went from there. Questions asked: 1) Why Stern? Why MBA? 2) How will you use resources at Stern to help with recruiting? 3) Long term goals 3-5 years out? 4) Why NYC? 5) What is a strength of yours? 6) Leadership…
Interviewed with an adcom member. She was super nice and made me really comfortable throughout the meeting. You should be ready for very specific questions from your application materials. I think Stern puts a lot weight on candidate’s recruitment strategy, so be prepared. Other than that, just go out and show your research and interest…
Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Deadlines Continue. We are now coming to the end of the Round 2 application deadline cycle. Tuesday, January 16, INSEAD has its Round 3 application deadline. Wednesday, January 17,…
In this edition of our Admissions Director Q&A series, we take a look inside admissions for the Stern at NYU Abu Dhabi One-year Full-time MBA with Arnold “Arnie” Longboy. Arnie recently joined Stern at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) as Executive Director, Admissions. In this role, he provides strategic leadership in the engagement and selection of…
The interview was pretty laid back. They’ve read through the application (Resumes, Essays, Pick 6, etc.) It was about 22 minutes long, then I received about 8 minutes for questions. Here are the questions: Explain your roles. What was a project where you’ve encountered a failure? What was the most challenging project you’ve done? What…
Interview was with Adcom. Very relaxed and conversational. He viewed my entire application and asked questions based on my application. 1) Question from my pick 6. More of an ice breaker. 2) Proudest accomplishment and why? 3) What is one leadership trait/strength that came naturally to you and one that you grew overtime to become…
Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Decision Time Thursday, November 30, Chicago / Booth and London Business School are scheduled to release their Round 1 decisions. Friday, December 1, NYU / Stern is scheduled to release its…
Join us for a special event devoted to crafting competitive applications for some of the world’s leading MBA programs. You’ll hear from admissions officers at Berkeley Haas, Cornell Johnson, Duke Fuqua, Michigan Ross, NYU Stern, UVA Darden and Yale SOM. Following the panel, you will also have the opportunity to visit school-specific breakout sessions and…
I interviewed with Adcom, and he was very relaxed and conversational. These are the questions: 1. An icebreaker about my interest in a specific sport. 2. Tell me about yourself. 3. Tell me about a project you worked on in your current job and how you played a huge role in the process. 4. Tell…
Very much conversational. There were NO “traditional” questions (e.g., why MBA, why now, Why Stern, short-term/long-term goals). Main questions: Questions about experience with last 2 employers. Who is a leader you admire? How will you create your network at Stern? What are your plans for the summer internship? Tell me about this international experience you…
As we mark Veterans Day on November 11th, current NYU Stern MBA students and veterans, Tommy Jaeger and Mike Goodman, shed some light on the school’s Fertitta Veterans MBA program. Read about their personal histories and what they found post-military at the leading business school. Mike Goodman and Tommy Jaeger, NYU Stern MBAs ’24 Tommy Jaeger:…
In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, new members of the NYU Stern MBA Class of 2025 talk about applicant & student life. 327 students comprise the Stern MBA Class of 2025. Forty-three percent are women and 48 percent have international citizenship. Forty-seven percent of the class are U.S. minority students, and 17 percent…
As we continue our series that gives MBA programs the stage to talk about sustainability–how it’s incorporated into their curriculum, related resources for students, and more–we now hear from the NYU Stern School of Business. Clinical Professor Tensie Whelan, Founding Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, sheds light on how the leading business school is supporting…
Sponsored Content In this edition of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions podcast, two special guests join host Graham Richmond to discuss how an MBA–especially one from the NYU Stern School of Business–can help candidates pivot or switch careers. Lauren Calio From the admissions side of the program, we welcome Lauren Calio, Senior Director for MBA…
The NYU Stern School of Business MBA Class of 2023 continued the upward trend of compensation for Sternies, achieving the highest ever mean total compensation and median base salary, according to the new employment report. The median base salary increased $5,000 over last year’s class to an all-time record of $175,000. Average total compensation for…
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Alex and Graham,
Huge fan of the podcast – I listen every day during my commute! Thank you for all the valuable insights you share. I'd love to get your thoughts on my profile:
First-generation college student, underrepresented minority (URM).
Almost failed out of high school (2.54 GPA) due to a combination of apathy towards education and not realizing what opportunities were available to me if I actually put in a modicum of effort towards my studies.
Associate Degree in Engineering (Community College, 3.61 GPA)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Public State School, 3.64 GPA)
M.S. in Computer Science (MCIT Online, University of Pennsylvania)
Just recently accepted. Started in January
5 years as a Naval Officer, Currently a Nuclear Power School Instructor.
Lead a team of instructors (20 direct reports) that is responsible for training the next generation nuclear reactor operators and outputs 900 sailors annually.
Extracurriculars & Volunteering:
Engineering Student Government Senator- impacted 2000+ students through legislation.
Vice President, ChemE club
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor (1.5 years).
Consultant for a non-profit supporting first-time entrepreneurs.
Short-term: Pivot into the tech industry, ideally gaining experience in product development at a big tech company.
Long-term: Contribute to the edtech space, leveraging AR/VR to transform education.
GRE score: 320 (163Q/157V) after my second attempt. I'm not the greatest at standardized exams and feel like I'm approaching diminishing returns. Going to retake in a few months. Currently working through a GRE course to hopefully make some incremental gains. Open to feedback on the reasonableness of target schools with my current profile.
Additionally, I'm curious how schools would view my application considering I'm already pursuing a master's degree. I've heard that some schools may take this as a signal that I will not be fully committed to their program? My intent is to pivot into tech, and I wanted to complement the MBA with a technical foundation.
Degree in Education and have worked as a teacher in various school settings over the past 5 years in Chicago, Hawaii and Dubai.
I'm thrilled to share a bit about my journey thus far. My professional trajectory has been centered around education, where I've infused sustainability into the heart of my teaching philosophy. From developing innovative curriculum modules to orchestrating immersive field trips, I've strived to cultivate authentic learning experiences that foster environmental awareness among students. I have also wrote and published a children's book on climate change.
In college I volunteered with Alternative Spring Breaks where I was a board member for 3 years and also participated in a cross country cycling trip from NYC to San Francisco as part of a cancer fundraiser with my university.
Beyond the classroom, I've ventured into entrepreneurship and have started two businesses: a Hawaiian shirt company with a women's social enterprise in India and a lemonade business operating at large scale events in the midwest one summer.
Looking ahead, I'm eager to explore opportunities within climate consulting or as a product manager at a climate tech firm.
Waited a day to post here so that I can share my scholarship information with yall too. Interviewed on 2/8. Got the call on 2/29. Acceptance letter posted today. $50,000 scholarship from Stern. I am a consortium applicant (got the membership today) and applied with GMAT waiver. Kinda not happy with not getting the Consortium fellowship but glad that the school offered me something given I had no GMAT. I waited a solid 3 weeks to hear back. If you haven’t heard back, don’t lose hope!