Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Stanford GSB | Ms. 2+2 Tech Girl
GRE 333, GPA 3.95
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthcare Operations To General Management
GRE 700, GPA 7.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Engineer In The Military
GRE 310, GPA 3.9
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98

Playing The International Card

“To succeed in an English-based business environment and to succeed in our classrooms, international students need to speak English well enough to understand irony and to think quickly on their feet, to be able to debate and to sell,” says Robert Bruner, dean of the Darden School. “For so many international applicants, there is a mastery of English which helps them complete applications and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exams and the like and then there is another level that actually helps them learn in our active learning classrooms. I believe that the profession we serve is looking for internationals with the latter kind of mastery of English.”

Even so, Darden, along with many U.S. schools, is working hard to attract greater numbers of international applicants.

International Enrollments at Leading U.S. Business Schools

School International Asia Europe Latin America Oceania Africa
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) 40% 28% 4% 3% NA 1%
Columbia 38% 14% 13% 6% 1% 1%
MIT (Sloan) 38% 18% 8% 9% NA 1%
UPenn (Wharton) 37% 19% 7% 6% 1% 1%
Berkeley (Haas) 37% 19% 9% 9% 1% 1%
UCLA (Anderson) 36% 19% 7% 5% 1% 1%
Indiana (Kelley) 36% 33% 1% 2% 0% 1%
Harvard 34% 13% 10% 4% 1% 2%
Dartmouth (Tuck) 34% 18% 8% 5% NA 1%
Northwestern 34% 20% 4% 4% 1% 1%
Cornell (Johnson) 34% 27% 3% 2% 0% 0%
Emory (Goizueta) 34% 27% 1% 6% 0% 0%
Chicago (Booth) 33% 19% 6% 10% 1% 2%
Michigan (Ross) 33% 19% 4% 7% 1% 1%
Stanford 32% 11% 6% 5% 1% 2%
Yale 32% 17% 4% 5% 2% 1%
UNC (Kenan-Flagler) 32% 28% 2% 1% 0% 1%
Duke (Fuqua) 30% 15% 3% 8% 0% 0%
NYU (Stern) 28% 16% 6% 3% 1% 1%
Virginia (Darden) 27% 15% 6% 3% 0% 1%
Texas (McCombs) 24% 18% 0% 5% 0% 0%
USC (Marshall) 21% 17% 2% 1% 0% 0%

Source: Business schools reporting to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Notes: Latin America includes the Caribbean.

 

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