Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Ms. Interstellar Thinker
GMAT 740, GPA 7.6/10
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Kellogg | Mr. Maximum Impact
GMAT Waiver, GPA 3.77
Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55 (as per WES paid service)
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Gay Techie
GRE 332, GPA 3.88
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Liberal Arts Military
GMAT 680, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4

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The 50 Most Selective MBA Programs In the United States

The better you are, the choosier you can be. That’s the impression many leading business schools give off. And why not? MBA programs know that branding matters almost as much as curriculum. When you apply to an elite program, you’re not just looking for a good cultural fit with like-minded peers and solid job prospects. You also want that association, that ‘awe’ that others feel when they hear that you earned a degree from a Sloan or a Wharton.

It’s no secret that the highest ranked schools are also among the most selective. Harvard only accepted 11.2 percent of its applicants in 2012. And Stanford sent letters to only 6.8 percent of applicants. But would you believe that Texas Tech – carved out of the dry rugged plains of West Texas – accepts a lower percentage of MBA candidates than Dartmouth and Cornell, let alone Kellogg and Booth. And let’s not forget about the University of Texas at Dallas. Their acceptance rate is actually lower than Darden, Ross, and Fuqua (not to mention the crown jewel: The University of Texas at Austin).

What’s more, acceptance rates, like love, are a two-way street. Candidates don’t always accept offers. For example, Yale, Stern, Haas, Tuck, and Kellogg were all rejected by 40 percent of more of accepted applicants, a far higher percentage than Georgia Tech or the University of Wisconsin at Madison. So which schools do you have the best chance of being accepted (and, ultimately, leveraging a better financial aid package)? Check out Poets and Quants’ ranking to find out.

Source: Poets and Quants

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