Harvard | Mr. Croda International
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. High GRE Low GPA
GRE 332, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. French In Japan
GMAT 720, GPA 14,3/20 (French Scale), Top 10%
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare IT
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Auto Engineer
GRE 323, GPA 8.08/10
Harvard | Mr. Government Entrepreneur
GMAT 770, GPA 8.06/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Startup Experience
GMAT 700, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Strategy Consultant Middle East
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. MedTech PM
GMAT 770, GPA 3.58
MIT Sloan | Ms. Technology And Tax
GMAT Waiver at MIT, GPA 3.42
Kellogg | Mr. Sick To Fit
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
NYU Stern | Ms. Indian PC
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Wharton | Mr. Chemical Engineering Dad
GMAT 710, GPA 3.50
Kellogg | Mr. Energy Strategy Consultant
GMAT 740, GPA 2.4 undergrad, 3.7 Masters of Science
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Ex-MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Tuck | Mr. Energy Saver
GMAT 760, GPA 8.98/10.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Sustainable Minimalist
GMAT 712, GPA 7.3
Wharton | Mr. Non-Profit Researcher
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Another Strategy Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 5.5/10
Harvard | Mr. Med Device Manufacturing
GRE 326, GPA 2.9
Columbia | Mr. Consultant Transitioning To Family Venture
GMAT 740, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. First Generation College Graduate
GRE 324, GPA Low
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Want To Make An Impact
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Columbia | Mr. Pharmacy District Manager
GMAT 610, GPA 3.2
Ross | Mr. Military To Corporate
GRE 326, GPA 7.47/10
Harvard | Mr Big 4 To IB
GRE 317, GPA 4.04/5.00
Kellogg | Mr. Tech Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9

Getting To Know A Business School Without Visiting

Campus visits allow prospective students to talk with current students, as well as faculty and staff. Yale SOM photo

Getting To Know a Business School Without Visiting

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into unprecedented times.

For many in the class of 2022, that has meant making a decision on where to attend b-school without even visiting campus.

In a recent Yale School of Management blog post, students offer a few tips on getting to know a b-school without visiting.


For many prospective MBAs, one of the best ways to learn about a b-school is by connecting with current students or alumni.

“After getting my offer of admission, I was contacted by SOM alumni and students,” Abhishek Agarwal, a Class of 2021 Yale SOM MBA, says. “The conversations were very helpful to understand more about SOM’s unique, tight-knit culture.”

Experts say making these connections is key – especially if you want the inside scoop on what a b-school experience is like.

“Nothing compares with hearing first-hand accounts that offer a realistic view of the b-school experience,” Sherry Holland of Stacy Blackman Consulting writes for P&Q. “Have conversations about why they decided to go to business school, why they chose the program they did, the highlights or surprises of their experience, and what they wish they had known when starting this process.”


Many Yale SOM MBAs say they were sold on SOM after attending events.

While this isn’t possible at the moment, admitted students should try to attend admitted student events later down the road, if possible.

“I would definitely recommend to incoming students to attend as many events as possible during orientation and the first few weeks of class,” Emily Sun, a Class of 2021 SOM student, says. “This is really the time for people to get acquainted and share in the experience of starting out in a new environment.”

Read the rest of the student reflections here.

Sources: Yale SOM, Poets & Quants

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