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Columbia University Columbia Business School

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Applicants are evaluated in three categories:professional promise, personal char-acteristics, and academic credentials.Columbia looks for well-rounded people from diverse economic, social, ethnic, geographic, and professional backgrounds. Ideal applicants have demonstrated...
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Columbia University Students Say...

A serious record of leadership and achievement is what distinguishes Columbia MBA candidates from other graduate business students. To determine a candidate's eligibility for the program, the admissions committee reviews academic transcripts, test scores, recommendations, personal essays, and... More More
Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:99
Average UGrad GPA:3.5
Average GMAT Score:716
GMAT Range (25-75%):690 - 730
Average Years of Work Experience:5
Total # of Applicants:5765
Total # of Applicants Accepted:1044
Total # Enrolled:749
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:04/09
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Early / Priority Application Deadline:10/02
Regular Application Deadline:04/09
International Application Deadline:04/09
In-State Application Fee:$250
Out-of-State Application Fee:$250
International Applicant Application Fee:$250
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:January entry-Oct. 2
Early Decision Programs:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:September entry-Oct.2
Notification Date:12/01
Transfer Applicants Accepted:No
Deferred Admission:No
Admissions Process Need Blind:Yes
Admissions Journal:
A Columbia Business School MBA gives graduates the edge in a world that demands smart, flexible, effective business leaders. The MBA program fosters an entrepreneurial mind-set aimed at identifying and capturing opportunity—the stuff of which business leaders are made.

Columbia Business School maintains one of the strongest corporate recruiting programs,consistently ranking among the top five favorite hunting groups of corporate recruiters.The school's location and relationships with New York's largest firms and industry leaders create unique opportunities for students.The school boasts a worldwide network of more than 35,000 alumni,some at the highest levels of business.
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Admissions Requirements
GMAT Score:Required
Essay / Personal Statement:Required
Undergraduate GPA:Required
Extracurricular Activities:Optional
Letters of Recommendation:Required
Work Experience:Optional
State Residency:Optional
Other:Columbia Business School selects applicants from various business sectors and other backgrounds who have the potential to become successful global leaders. Their common denominators are a record of achievement, demonstrated leadership and the ability to work as members of a team.
For Non-Native English Speakers:TOEFL Required:Yes
TOEFL Recommended:No
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Paper Based Test):
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Computer Based Test):
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Admissions Factors
Academic
GMAT Score:Unknown
Undergraduate GPA:Unknown
Letters of Recommendation:Unknown
Essay / Personal Statement:Unknown
Non-Academic
Interviews:Unknown
Extracurricular Activities:Unknown
Work Experience:Unknown
Other Factors:Unknown
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:The Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the School's Black Business Students Association, Latin American and Hispanic Business Association and African American Alumni Association, sponsors information sessions and receptions for prospective students. Fellowships are also available for minority students.
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Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    99
  • Average Ugrad GPA:
    3.5
  • Average GMAT Score:
    716
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    690 - 730
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
    5
  • Rolling Admission:
    Yes
  • Application Deadline:
    04/09
  • Application Fee:
    $250

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