MBA Acceptance Rate – HBS 2+2 Program More Selective Than Ever This Year

Here is some interesting information about an MBA acceptance rate. This year Harvard Business School admitted just 12% of applicants (100 college seniors) to the school’s 2+2 Program””the lowest acceptance rate since it launched three years ago, The Harvard Crimson reported last Friday.

The 2+2 Program, which requires accepted students to work for two years after graduation before entering Harvard Business School, saw 828 college juniors apply this year, which is a slight dip from 844 last year, when 115 students, or 14%, were admitted.

“This is a strong pool and not getting into 2 + 2 definitely does not mean that HBS is not in your future,” says Deirdre C. Leopold, Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. “This is one vehicle, one moment in time.”

In the 2015 cohort, The Crimson reports that 60% of admitted students have engineering, hard sciences, or technical undergraduate majors, according to Leopold, up from 50% last year. Of the remaining admits, 6% are business undergraduate majors and 34% study humanities and social sciences.

Next fall will be a seminal year for the program, as the first cohort admitted to 2 + 2 in the fall of 2008 enters Harvard Business School, Leopold explained.

“This is a big year watching these 2013 be mainstreamed into the Class of 2013,” says Leopold. “It’ll be exciting.”

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