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Does legacy matter at all for MBA admission?

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I think you answered your own question

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At least to some extent.

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^EY2 chill out man have a snickers

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Dad was a Harvard MBA grad but does not donate any money to the school

Sure it does.

Not like undergrad but it matter a little - more if money is donated

He donated a lot to his undergrad (state school) because Harvard "does not need the money" I was just wondering about this as I start to think about where I will apply

A friend's dad donated $750k to HBS for two years. 3 years later my friend and her two siblings graduated from HBS (different years). Each with at least 50% scholarship. Important to note, kids were not super brilliant, but average students. I'm sure that $1.5 mil helped a lot

This is exactly what's wrong with the US - nepotism and lack of social mobility. Are you too stupid to get in based on your own merit?

Too get into Harvard? Yeah maybe. I'm borderline, definitely will be my reach school. And my dad grew up in a dirt poor farming family. I am lucky and blessed to be able to have an easier life than him.

Having donation is probably better, but I'd imagine dad being HBS grad helps also because you'd have the "right" cultural upbringing. You also apply R1 just now? ✋ About donation, should listen to Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History. Really good episode on why people like Phil Knight gives Stanford $400M

@Booz Thinking about applying next year. Not completely decided that I will get an MBA yet.

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