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The Human-Powered MBA Admissions Calculator

Are you wondering whether you’d be accepted at your target business schools?

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(For those of you who are impatient — skip to the calculator.)

Most “MBA admissions calculators” use rigid rules to predict your chances of success when applying to MBA programs. But in the end, the lengthy forms you fill out serve mainly to give the process a scientific appearance.

The guts of most MBA admissions calculators are actually quite simple.  They are basically telling you:

It is no big surprise that predicted odds are higher for applicants who are applying in Round 1 with great stats, Ivy League undergraduate degrees and prestige employers.

If you are still at square one in planning your MBA, and didn’t know how your GPA and GMAT compare to the averages at MBA programs, or which undergraduate institutions are highly represented in MBA classrooms, these calculators may be telling you some new information.

But most serious MBA applicants already knew that having a great GPA, GMAT and a successful career are major factors in MBA admissions decisions.

MBA Admissions is a Complicated, Holistic Process

In fact, predicting your odds of admission to an MBA program cannot be done accurately based on any simple data set.

We’ve seen many applicants with supposedly fatal flaws in their candidacy go on to be admitted to Top 10 or Top 20 MBA programs. We’re talking about serious issues, like:

It goes without saying that each of these applicants had many good qualities beyond these issues, but most calculators would have predicted that the applicants would have almost zero chances of being admitted.

On the other hand, we receive numerous requests from applicants to perform a “ding analysis” after they applied unsuccessfully without using our services. And among that pile, there are numerous applicants with great MBA profiles who were declined, sometimes for unrealistic career plans, other times for attitudinal factors, and other times for just failing to tell their story in a memorable way. Calculators would have told these applicants that they were a sure thing at every school.

Want to know a bit more about how to assess your own odds before you fill out the calculator?

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The Human-Powered MBA Admissions Calculator

When you fill out the form below, the expert coaches at Menlo Coaching will assess your chances of getting into your target business schools.

We’ll do it without the false precision of calculators that tell you that you have a “37% chance at Wharton.” Instead, you can expect us to tell you whether your target schools are:

Not only this, we will provide you with a few free educational materials that go beyond predicting your odds, and help you to understand how you can actually improve your odds of MBA admissions by taking the right steps (sample: 4 Secrets to Know Before Hiring an MBA Admissions Consultant).

We are most familiar with MBA programs at the following business schools:

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Fill out the form below and we’ll reply to you within a couple of days with our expert advice, provided directly by our coaches.

Because MBA admissions is a holistic process, we do need to ask a few questions that go beyond your basic stats. The more detail you give us, the better we can assess and advise you.

When you submit this form, we will email you with our feedback on your submission, plus educational content about MBA admissions and Menlo Coaching. This might include:

We never share your email address.

We regret that we cannot provide feedback on incomplete submissions. Giving quality advice requires detailed input about your background.

PS: Shopping For an MBA Admissions Consultant?

You might enjoy reading 4 Secrets to Know Before Hiring an MBA Admissions Consultant, in which we pull back the curtain on this industry and give you tips on finding the right MBA admissions consulting firm.