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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