Dang, yesterday’s post was really long and we failed to offer specific conclusions for y’all.
Here’s the tl;dr:
Though “less” does not mean “low”; it’s a comparative. Meaning that we’re hopefully going back to more like the competitive environment of around 2013 when it was “easy” to get into a good school if you did a good job with your app. (Note the quotes around that word; it is never actually easy to get into a top MBA program – it requires significant work!) We hope never to return to the situation of the past few years, where so many incredibly qualified and very hardworking BSers were turned away from their favorite schools like Duke or Yale or Tuck or Haas only due to the competition.
Again, a full discussion is available in yesterday’s post which is totally worth reading even though now you’ve got the Cliff’s Notes. 😉
And also just please note: If you’re coming from certain other countries and trying to break into a top-top U.S. program, it may actually be harder this year.
The countries where it seems there has been more competition?
- Brazil and other Latin American countries
We have also seen more pressure on certain categories of American candidates but that’s a post for another day.
A European or Middle Eastern applicant to an American school is likely to do just fine in this process, provided that the core stats line up and the essays are good.
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