How to get into IVY League Universities of the USA for an MBA?Please let me know the whole process for admission.?

I am Krritin N Sahu currently graduate from NIT RAIPUR 2022 batch with GPA of 7.77/10 and my high school academics in 10- 95% and class 12- 91.6%. I need to inquire about how to get into the top Business Schools of the world since i have currently 0 years in work experience.

Asked by Krritin Sahu almost 2 years ago

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Aman Soren

Aman Soren

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : Canada

Ivy League universities like Harvard, Cornell, and Penn offer some of the most outstanding MBA programs in the nation. Furthermore, despite the eye-popping tuition costs associated with a business school degree from these prestigious universities, these courses prepare students for managerial positions that pay similarly high incomes. For example, Harvard Business School graduates in mid-career make a median yearly salary of more than $200,000.

What is required to enrol in an Ivy League MBA program?

  • Optimal GMAT scores: Although MBA schools at Ivy League universities tend not to establish minimum exam scores, you may expect a relatively high bar. 
  • Superior Undergraduate GPA: Although Ivy League universities frequently seek out high achievers, their MBA programs do not require a minimum GPA. However, class profiles show that the typical GPA falls between 3.3 and 3.7.
  • Prior professional experience: Applicants typically have five years of professional experience in most Ivy League MBA programs. It is Brown University that stands out. 
  • Solid essays and recommendation letters: Strong MBA essays allow you to take charge of your narrative, showcase achievements and outline academic and professional aspirations. Ivy League MBA programs look for well-rounded applicants, so highlighting your commitment to volunteer work and civic engagement might make you stand out. Just as important as your accomplishments in the professional sector is your ability to show a commitment to your community.
  • Possess a solid résumé in school and outside of it: Ivy League MBA programs strive for high-achieving applicants, in contrast to schools like Dartmouth that make it evident that your GPA does not define you. Although your undergraduate record may not hurt your chances of getting into an Ivy League school, schools will look at your GPA, test results, and work history to determine how successful you will be.

Ivy League school requirements for applications

  1. Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate educational institutions you have attended, together with the equivalent of a
  2. U.S. bachelor's degree (GPA included)
  3. English proficiency evidence (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic)
    scores on standardised tests (GMAT, GRE, LSAT)
  4. Three recommendation letters
  5. Personal assertion
  6. CV or resume
  7. Application cost that is not refundable

They typically only accept kids with the best test and language scores. The typical marks for those who were approved are as follows:

  • GPA on a scale of 4.0: 3.71 on average
  • IELTS: 7.5 or better on the IELTS test and a TOEFL score of 100 or higher.
  • GRE average scores for all topics range from 155 to 170.
  • LSAT: 173 or more
  • MCAT score of 36.6 or higher

Ivy League colleges want three recommendation letters from people who know you well and can speak to your qualifications. While most universities are content with one or two, Ivy League schools prefer three.


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