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Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management

Admissions

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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 and able to grow, prosper, and contribute in an envi... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

401 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

Phone: 615-322-6469

Fax: 615-343-1175

Website

Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:96
Average UGrad GPA:3.4
Average GMAT Score:688
GMAT Range (25-75%):660 - 710
Average Years of Work Experience:4.7
Total # of Applicants:1059
Total # of Applicants Accepted:404
Total # Enrolled:166
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:06/01
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Early / Priority Application Deadline:10/01
Notification Date:11/15
Regular Application Deadline:11/25
Notification Date:01/14
International Application Deadline:01/06
Notification Date:03/14
Application Deadline Round 1:10/01
Notification Date Round 1:11/15
Application Deadline Round 2:11/25
Notification Date Round 2:01/14
Application Deadline Round 3:01/06
Notification Date Round 3:03/14
Application Deadline Round 4:03/03
Notification Date Round 4:04/17
In-State Application Fee:$175.00
Out-of-State Application Fee:$175.00
International Applicant Application Fee:$175.00
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:No
Early Decision Programs:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:Fall 10/1
Notification Date:11/15
Transfer Applicants Accepted:No
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:Caliber 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.
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: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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Key Statistics

Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    96
  • 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:
    $175.00
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