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Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

Nashville, TN
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With an incoming class size of approximately 200 students each year, the Vanderbilt MBA program is one of the world's most selective. Admission to the full-time MBA program is highly competitive. Admissions officers seek out an "exceptionally talented and diverse group of students who are willing... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

401 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

Phone: 615-322-6469

Fax: 615-343-1175

Website

Entering Class Profile

Selectivity Rating
92
Applicants:
1,059
Acceptance Rate:
38%
Years Work Experience
4.7
Average Age
28
Average GMAT
688
GMAT Range
660 690 710
GPA Range
3.2 3.4 3.7

GRE

Quantitative Range
151 155 158
Verbal Range
154 156 158
Writing Range
4 4 4.5
% Full-time / Part-time
Full-time
Part-time

Admissions Process

Application fee

In-State
$175
Out-Of-State
$175

Early / Priority Application

Deadline
October
1
Notification
November
15

Regular Application
 

Deadline
November
25
Notification
January
14

Rolling Admission
 

Deadline
June
1

Round 1

Deadline
October
1
Notification
November
15

Round 2

Deadline
November
25
Notification
January
14

Round 3

Deadline
January
6
Notification
March
14

Round 4

Deadline
March
3
Notification
April
17

International

Application Fee
$175
Deadline
January
6
Notification
March
14
TOEFL Required
Yes
Description of MBA programs offeredhttp://owen.vanderbilt.edu
Essays/personal statementRequired
Extracurricular activitiesRequired
GMAT scoresRequired
GMAT or GRE scoresRequired
InterviewRequired
Letters of RecommendationRequired
State ResidencyOptional
Undergraduate GPAOptional
Work experienceOptional
OtherOptional
DescriptionCaliber of undergraduate institution; difficulty of major; quality and duration of prior work experience; professional responsibilities and accomplishments; career progression/advancement; well-defined career goals; extracurricular/professional/community involvement; leadership potential; interpersonal skills; communication skills; team orientation; diversity (gender, ethnic, cultural, geographic, academic, professional, etc.); cross-cultural awareness/understanding/experience/appreciation.
Electronic Application AcceptedYes
Is Admissions Process Need-BlindYes
Deferred Admission AllowedYes
Admissions Factors
Academic
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Very Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Non-Academic
Interviews:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Unknown
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:Diversity Symposium: Open to all prospective students, but specially targeted to prospective U.S. minority students. Featuring presentations, discussions, workshops, tours, meals and social activities, Diversity Symposium helps candidates learn about the Vanderbilt MBA community, about issues facing minorities in business, and how to succeed personally and professionally. Participants are invited to stay the weekend for Discover Weekend to gain information on career management, financial aid, admissions requirements, etc. Women in Business Symposium: This event is especially targeted for individuals interested in learning about the challenges and opportunities facing women in business. Hear firsthand from students and alumni on what life is like as a woman in business school and in post-business school careers. A corporate speaker will let participants know why businesses value diversity and give advice on how to succeed.
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Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    92
  • Average Ugrad GPA:
    3.4
  • Average GMAT Score:
    688
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    660 - 710
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
    4.7
  • Rolling Admission:
    Yes
  • Application Deadline:
    06/01
  • Application Fee:
    $175
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