Earlier this week, Harvard Business School announced that the application for the MBA Class of 2017 is now live. While the admissions team always attempts to make the instructions as clear as possible, confusion inevitably arises, and Director Dee Leopold promised to post a recorded info session on the website by the end of June that will provide a walk-through of the application to aid applicants who are uncertain of the process.
Also, HBS has released a bare-bones sketch of the incoming Class of 2016, and here are some interesting details thus far:
- Women make up 41% of the class composition
- Average age is 27
- GMAT scores range from 580-790, with a mean GMAT of 730
- Educational background is 42% economics/business, 39% STEM
- 9,543 applications received, 940 total MBA enrollment, 12% admitted
More information about this year’s incoming students will be posted in coming weeks, and HBS will also provide a detailed breakdown of GMAT and GRE scores—sub-scores, how many take each test, etc., Leopold writes.
Harvard Business School has already posted the application deadlines and essay prompt for this upcoming admissions season, so if you’re thinking about applying to HBS, take a look at our advice on how to approach the open-ended, optional essay question. Good luck, and get cracking on those apps!
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