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How hard is it to get into CU b-school? Either I’m surrounded by smart ppl or it’s not that hard to get into an IVY MBA program

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Why don't you try getting in first before you make generalized judgments about the "ease" of getting in?

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You have a huge sample bias! The fact that you don't see that adds to the craziness of your hypothesis that getting into IVY MBA is easy! You're surrounded by IVY MBAs because that's where your company recruits and how's the best people from those schools.. acceptance rates at HWS,CU, etc are around 15%.. off the people who applied.. which invariably thought they could get in, meaning at least based on their own assessment, they thought they could get into Columbia, Harvard etc.. that's not a small feat.. now they are in a 700+ cohort with 100+ vying for IB at their school alone and you're convinced that the 4 "Columbia" MBAs that got hired this year means it must be easy to get in! Try getting in and take classes with the folks that go to whichever school you think is easy.. Some are average but there are talented people everywhere

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Your question is awkwardly written. Not everyone that gets into top mba programs are super smart but the vast majority are great candidates. Admissions teams want diverse cohort class so they mix it up.

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I went there for undergrad

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