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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


Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:92
Average UGrad GPA:3.4
Average GMAT Score:645
GMAT Range (25-75%):600 - 690
Average Years of Work Experience:4.4
Total # of Applicants:527
Total # of Applicants Accepted:142
Total # Enrolled:77
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:04/01
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Early / Priority Application Deadline:10/04
Notification Date:12/05
Regular Application Deadline:04/01
Notification Date:05/29
International Application Deadline:01/10
Notification Date:03/27
Application Deadline Round 1:10/04
Notification Date Round 1:12/05
Application Deadline Round 2:11/08
Notification Date Round 2:01/09
Application Deadline Round 3:01/10
Notification Date Round 3:03/27
Application Deadline Round 4:04/01
Notification Date Round 4:05/29
In-State Application Fee:$65
Out-of-State Application Fee:$65
International Applicant Application Fee:$65
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:No
Early Decision Programs:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:10/4
Notification Date:12/05
Transfer Applicants Accepted:Yes
Transfer Admission Policy:Yes
Deferred Admission:Yes
Admissions Process Need Blind:Yes
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Admissions Requirements
GMAT Score:Required
Essay / Personal Statement:Required
Undergraduate GPA:Required
Extracurricular Activities:Required
Letters of Recommendation:Required
Work Experience:Required
State Residency:Optional
Other:communication skills, clear goals, demonstrated leadership
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
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
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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  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    600 - 690
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