How MBA Acceptances Vary By Round

Round 3 MBA Acceptance Rate Ranking

This is the the same table as the first one but ranked by round 3 acceptance rate from highest to lowest. Some schools have a round 4 that I did not include, because the sample size was too small. I combined round 4 applications with round 3 except for Tuck because Dartmouth actually had a large number of round 4 applicants.

The most surprising number is UNC Kenan-Flagler’s round 3 acceptance rate of 60%, which is significantly higher than that of round 1 and 2. I looked at the GMAT and GPA for each round to see if they would explain the high admissions in round 3, however they were both slightly lower than other rounds. I can’t explain why UNC round 3 acceptance rate is so high, but it is a great school to apply to in the third round.

Kenan-Flagler UNC MBA Acceptance Rate by Round GMAT GPA Admissions Statistics

By request, below is the GMAT, GPA and age for Harvard and Booth by round. Round 3 data does not have a ton of data, so take this with a grain of salt.

* Sample size is 30 or fewer applications.

Wayne Atwell's data analysis are certainly entertaining

Wayne Atwell’s data analysis are certainly entertaining

Author Wayne Atwell is a second-year MBA student at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a new guest contributor of Poets&Quants. Passionate about numbers and analysis, he analyzes info from GMAT Club forums, plugs them into Excel spreadsheets and comes up with all kinds of odds and stats. He blogs at MBADataGuru.com.

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