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Top MBA Programs Where You Can Apply As a College Senior

Top MBA Programs Where You Can Apply As a College Senior

Harvard Business School

The 2+2 Program is a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program. Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend two years working in a professional, HBS-approved position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

  • Admit rate: 11% 
  • GMAT average: 730 
  • Average GPA: 3.67

Stanford Graduate School of Business

You may apply to Stanford’s business school as an undergraduate and work one to three years before attending business school.

  • Criteria:
    • Graduation from a degree program between October 2017 and September
    • You must have been enrolled full-time prior to graduation OR Current full- time enrollment in a law or medical program
  • Admit rate: 5%
  • GMAT average: 737
  • Deferred Enrollment

Yale School of Management

Yale offers a unique program for college seniors to earn an MBA in three years directly after graduation. In your first year you will take classes; in your second year you will complete a full-time internship, and in your third and final year you will return to Yale for elective classes. 

  • Admit rate: 19% 
  • GMAT average: 730 
  • GRE Average: 166

Schools which may offer deferred admission to college seniors: 

MIT Sloan School of Management

The general policy is not to defer admission, except in the case of college seniors who wish to get work experience before returning to school. 

  • Admit rate: 13% 
  • GMAT Average: 722 
  • GRE Average: 159 (quant), 154 (qual) 
  • Undergraduate GPA Average: 3.49
    (NOTE – Link is loading as 404 page: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/faq-and-chat/)

UVA Darden School of Business

College seniors who have also been accepted into Teach for America’s program may defer admission until after their two years of service. In addition, some college seniors and recent college graduates may be offered deferred admission to attend in a subsequent year.

  • Admit rate: 26% 
  • GMAT average: 713 
  • Undergraduate GPA Average: 3.5


All schools are on the U.S. News and World Report Top 15 list for business. 

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