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    Applications Are Up At UC-Berkeley Haas, But Acceptance Rate Jumps, Too

    The UC-Berkeley Haas Class of 2022 is the largest the school has ever enrolled. Campus, however, remains closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. File photo For two years in 2016 and 2017, the acceptance rate at UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business was among the lowest of any B-school in the world. The Haas School’s 11.8{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} and 12{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} rates, respectively, put it in the rarefied company of Stanford GSB, Harvard Business School, and very few others in terms of selectivity. But beginning in 2018 and continuing last year — as all of the top 25 U.S. schools reached the nadir of a three-year decline in application volume — Berkeley Haas started to have to…

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    MBA Applications To Wharton Soar By 21{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} To A New Record

    The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School – Ethan Baron photo Applications to the Wharton School‘s MBA program soared by 21{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} in 2019-2020 to a new annual record, leading to the largest entering class of MBAs ever at the school. The University of Pennsylvania’s business school today (Sept. 4) reported that 7,158 candidates applied to its full-time, two-year MBA program, an increase of more than 1,200 applicants from the year-earlier total of 5,905. Despite widespread concerns over the difficulty of international applicants getting student visas and the abrupt shift to online learning in Wharton’s MBA program, the increase in application volume led to an entering class size of 916 students, up…

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