Kellogg | Mr. Concrete Angel
GRE 318, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Finance
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Military Quant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Quadrilingual Amazon
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Product Manager
GMAT 740, GPA 63%
Harvard | Ms. Female Sales Leader
GMAT 740 (target), GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. Future Non-Profit
GMAT 720, GPA 8/10
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
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
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
NYU Stern | Ms. Luxury Retail
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Ms. Russland Native
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Aerospace Engineer
GRE 327, GPA 3.92
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Microsoft India
GMAT 780, GPA 7.14

Round 2 Harvard Business School Ding Report

For thousands of hopeful Harvard Business School applicants, there will be good news and bad news on Feb. 5th.

The school will dispatch a second wave of invites to interview with admissions staffers to Round 2 MBA candidates. But it also will, in the most euphemistic terms, “release” the largest number of applicants in the 2013-2014 admissions season. On that day alone, as many as 3,200 applicants could be dinged.

HBSGuru.com founder Sandy Kreisberg will be here to provide instant analysis of candidates who get turned down this week from Harvard Business School. As he did during the first round, Kreisberg asks that applicants who failed to gain admission share their stats and background profiles so he can tell you why you were turned down.

We hope his analysis accomplishes two goals: 1) To show others that some truly exceptional people are routinely dinged by Harvard and and other top business schools simply because they accept so few MBA candidates, and 2) To give people who have generally experienced nothing but success in their lives some insight into why they didn’t pass the hurdle here.

To see his analysis of Round 1 candidates who were dinged, see The Best of Sandy’s HBS & Stanford Ding Report, Round 1, 2014

To see our original call for profiles in Round 1 as well as the back-and-forth between Sandy and candidates, see Let Sandy Tell You Why You Were Dinged

And if you were lucky enough to get an invite to interview, see How NOT To Blow Your HBS Interview

If you were dinged from Harvard or Stanford, just post your stats in the comment section and Sandy will take a shot at why you were turned down.

ONLY POST STATS IF YOU WERE DINGED

FROM HBS OR STANFORD

 

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.