Leopold Gives Insight Into HBS Admissions Process

Any applicant looking for insight into the admissions process at Harvard Business School must read Poets & Quants in-depth interview with admissions director Dee Leopold. The world of MBA admissions has changed dramatically in the 35 years she’s been at it, and applicants will appreciate the history and perspective Leopold brings to her position.

For the second year, HBS is asking just one essay question—still optional—and Leopold explains the reasons behind the decision to cut the number of essays, and reveals just how many applicants submitted an application without an accompanying essay.

If you’re curious about how the admissions committee makes their decisions, what types of candidates have stood out in the newest class, whether there’s a GMAT or GRE preference, and more, click on over to P&Q for the whole scoop!

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