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Anyone have data on MBB acceptance rates into top b schools?

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Recruiting said ~100% HBS / GSB, which I’m sure is true

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Purely anecdotal: HBS/GSB is still 30-40%. You see it happen but by no means guaranteed. Some folks are shoe-ins. Wharton: 50% toss-up, need a high GMAT and fit. Booth / Kellogg / Sloan / INSEAD: with a thoughtful application, all but guaranteed. LBS: Fit relatively more important. Welcome other perspectives!

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How do I be a shoo in... any advice appreciated 😁

Yes, the top b schools. Next question.

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Bain is about 3x the acceptance rate of the school (I.e, 80% acceptance to Kellogg; 30% acceptance to HBS, etc.)

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This sounds about right

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This is a pretty easy question to calculate an range yourself.

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Literally just go ask your coworkers who are in school / going to school where they applied and where they got in

I agree with McK2. Besides the HBS and GSB, I don’t know any McK colleague who did not get into their MBA of choice with a solid GMAT. INSEAD takes McK consultants even with a 600 GMAT

770 is not expected, and if you look at the numbers published on the websites then this will be clear (I think the averages are in the 730-740 neighborhood). I know very few HBS classmates who scored >770. A fair number were in the 750-770 range, tons in 730-750, and good few in 700-730. No one is admitted to a top 5 school BECAUSE of their GMAT score; it is there to help check a few boxes, namely your quant abilities and your dedication. As long as you feel that your application holistically checks those boxes, I’d focus on getting your score as close to average as possible and then refocusing your time to higher-return areas. FWIW, I targeted 750+, over the school averages, because I had a meh undergrad GPA (3.5 in Economics) and some notably poor Stats and Econometrics grades, so I wanted to make sure to compensate and prove my book smarts.

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