Haas School of Business doesn’t admit 80+ percent of applicants with 750+ GMAT score.
Proficiency (or lack of it) of your recommender in written English has little impact on how adcom evaluates your recommendation. After all, they are not judging your recommender’s communication skills.
As far as recommendations are concerned, adcoms primarily focus on content.
Probably, the best insights in this regard come from Stanford GSB. In response to the following two questions, they say:
If you are a non-traditional applicant to MBA programs, you’re an attractive bet to B-schools, on the first glance at least. However, when they dig deep into your profile, they may have some concerns, which aren’t uncommon among non-traditional applicants.
If you take proactive steps to allay these concerns, you can be – even to your surprise – a strong applicant.
One step close.
After few weeks you receive your AWA score.
You start wondering, “How is 3.5 going to affect my odds of getting admission? And should I retake the test just for that?”
But for few exceptions, almost all schools require one-page resume. No more. And if you’ve worked for 5+ years, you usually struggle with fitting all your bullet points in one page.
Here are 11 ways you can squeeze out more space for accommodating those difficult-to-discard, overflowing bullet points:
Average age of the class at HBS is 27 years. At Columbia, it’s 28. That’s usually the range for most U.S. B-schools: 27-28 years. Some schools, however, don’t provide average age of their class; instead they provide average work experience, which usually is 5 years (to name a few: Wharton, UCLA, and MIT – 5, Stern – 4.5, and Stanford, a relative outlier – 4). The average work experience too points toward a similar average age.
Though the average age of most programs is not too far from 30, B-schools do have some specific concerns about the candidature of applicants falling in 30+ age bracket, though very few air it openly. (There is nothing sacrosanct about 30; it’s just a metaphor for older applicants.)
A low Quant score in GMAT/ GRE can hurt you more than a low Verbal score can.
It’s not difficult to see, why.
Are you an international applicant with undergrad grades which is either in percentage or GPA on a scale different from 4.0, and wondering how does it compare with the average GPAs of your target schools?
If that’s the case, then read the following commonly-asked questions in this regard:
You’ll only obscurantly come across the two, almost in conjunction with each other, in few MBA admission-outreach events, articles comparing MBA programs, and MBA program websites.
Nevertheless, these are two of the most keenly monitored and, often, proactively-managed indices by MBA programs.
Because they are strong, market-determined reflection of popularity of their programs.
Acceptance rate and yield of an incoming MBA class are considered two of the most authentic parameters reflecting the popularity of a program. But even they need to be sometimes interpreted with caution, or else you might arrive at erroneous, even surprising, conclusions.