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Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration

University Park, PA
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The Smeal admission's website notes that Admissions Officers work hard to optimize class composition for each entering class. Diverse backgrounds in terms of both professional and life experience are sought so that a wide range of perspectives inform group work and class discussion. Applicants to... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

220 Business Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States

Phone: 814-863-0474

Fax: 814-863-8072

Website

Entering Class Profile

Selectivity Rating
95
Applicants:
527
Acceptance Rate:
27%
Years Work Experience
4.4
Average Age
28
Average GMAT
645
GMAT Range
600 650 690
GPA Range
3.2 3.4 3.6
% Full-time / Part-time
Full-time
Part-time

Admissions Process

Application fee

In-State
$65
Out-Of-State
$65

Early / Priority Application

Deadline
October
4
Notification
December
5

Regular Application
 

Deadline
April
1
Notification
May
29

Rolling Admission
 

Deadline
April
1

Round 1

Deadline
October
4
Notification
December
5

Round 2

Deadline
November
8
Notification
January
9

Round 3

Deadline
January
10
Notification
March
27

Round 4

Deadline
April
1
Notification
May
29

International

Application Fee
$65
Deadline
January
10
Notification
March
27
TOEFL Required
Yes

Minimum TOEFL score

Paper
600
Computer
250
Web-Based
100
Description of MBA programs offeredhttp://www.smeal.psu.edu/execm...
Essays/personal statementRequired
Extracurricular activitiesRequired
GMAT scoresRequired
GMAT or GRE scoresRequired
InterviewRequired
Letters of RecommendationRequired
State ResidencyOptional
Undergraduate GPAOptional
Work experienceOptional
OtherRequired
Descriptioncommunication skills, clear goals, demonstrated leadership
Electronic Application AcceptedYes
Is Admissions Process Need-BlindYes
Deferred Admission AllowedYes
Transfer Students Are AcceptedYes
Transfer PolicyA maximum of six elective credits can be transferred. All core courses must be taken.
Admissions Factors
Academic
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Non-Academic
Interviews:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Very Important
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:Diversity assistantships (tuition waiver and stipend),Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs, participation in national diversity fairs and events
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Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    95
  • Average Ugrad GPA:
    3.4
  • Average GMAT Score:
    645
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    600 - 690
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
    4.4
  • Rolling Admission:
    Yes
  • Application Deadline:
    04/01
  • Application Fee:
    $65
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