Tuck | Mr. Recreational Pilot
GRE 326, GPA 3.99
Columbia | Mr. Worker Bee
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
MIT Sloan | Mr. Semiconductor Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.68
Wharton | Ms. Ultimate Frisbee
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Kellogg | Mr. Sales Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.00
Yale | Mr. Project Management
GRE 310, GPA 3.3
Yale | Mr. Environmental Sustainability
GRE 326, GPA 3.733
Harvard | Ms. JMZ
GMAT 750, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Renewable Energy Investing
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Kellogg | Mr. Boutique Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.67
INSEAD | Ms. Startup Enthusiast
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. Food & Beverage
GMAT 720, GPA 3.75
INSEAD | Ms. Humble Auditor
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
Harvard | Mr. Markets Guy
GMAT 760, GPA 3.62
Kellogg | Mr. Hope-I-Get-In
GMAT 720, GPA 3.62
Yale | Mr. AI & Fitness
GMAT 720, GPA 3.88
Stanford GSB | Just Jim
GRE 335, GPA 3.99
Harvard | Mr. RIPKobe
GMAT 750, GPA 3.87
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Journalist
GMAT 690, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Mr. Andrew
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Ms. Clean Tech
GMAT 690, GPA 3.96
Chicago Booth | Mr. Masters To MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
NYU Stern | Mr. Long Shot
GRE 303, GPA 2.75
Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Harvard | Mr. Amazon Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 3.2

NYU Seeking Younger MBA Applicants


To be considered for The William R. Berkley Scholarship Program, college seniors apply during their senior year for any of NYU Stern’s full-time MBA application deadlines: October 15, November 15, January 15, or March 15.  Gallogly said that Stern admissions will notify applicants who meet the criteria and already applied for the just passed Oct. 15th deadline. ”We’ll reach out to anyone who is in the just-graduated camp and let them know they can apply for it,” he said.

Otherwise, applicants will be asked to check a box on the application form expressing interest in the new scholarship. “They will go through the normal evaluation process,” added Gallogly. “We just want them to self-identify. People have the opportunity to opt in. A unique piece is that they won’t have much in the way of professional experience so part of our process is an individual interview. We will really look at what the person has done and what their capabilities are.”

The Stern School received 3,661 applications for its full-time program in 2012-2013, down 6% from a year earlier. Gallogly said applications for the first round–the earliest deadline ever at Stern–was “almost comparable to what we got last year by November. It’s looking pretty good and there are still applications coming in from The Consortium as well. Oct. 15 was the earliest we ever set a full-time deadline for MBAs. People are focused and driven and want to apply earlier so we extended it and it worked out quite well.” The school’s MBA program is among the most selective in the world, accepting only 16% of its applicants. The latest enrolled class has an average GMAT score of 721.


Besides the new full-ride scholarship program, Stern says that it also offers several other full-ride deals for a total of more than 100 a year, including the Dean’s Scholarship, a military veteran scholarship program, and a faculty scholarship. The latter pairs incoming student with individual professors. “We typically don’t release how many of these are awarded each year but it is pretty considerable in my estimation,” said Gallogly. “Ten to 12 faculty members get a handful each.”

“We’re in the dream-enabling business at NYU,” said Stern Dean Peter Henry in a statement announcing the gift.. “With Bill’s support, we have the opportunity to inspire the best young minds around the country and the world to dream big. Whether they’ve studied engineering or economics, physics or philosophy and everything in between, we want to put the tools of business into the hands of the most promising leaders of tomorrow.”

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.