Your Chances at Haas: Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

2022-2023 Application Cycle: Special Note for Round 2 and Round 3 Applicants Invited for an MBA Interview

Wondering about your chances now that you’ve been invited to an interview?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.

It is safe to guess that MBA programs interview approximately double the number of people they intend to admit. In crude terms, this means that your chances of acceptance are good—around 50%.

But remember that there are other factors at play which are not reflected in this generalized statement:

  • The post-interview decision will still depend on the strength of your application: outstanding applicants will have a better chance both pre- and post-interview.
  • Less competitive applicants—with lower GMAT scores, sub-optimal employers, and a less prestigious undergraduate degree—will be under more pressure to impress than a highly competitive applicant.
  • Anyone can have a surprising interview—for better or for worse.

Regardless of your initial application, your next step should be to prepare as effectively as possible for your MBA interview—with someone who has interview experience and an understanding of the program you’re applying to.

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If your sights are set on attending a top business school, you’re probably wondering about your chances at getting into each program. You might even be deciding which MBA programs to apply to based on this fact. It’s understandable: you want to get into the best program you can! Considering these points, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the UC Berkeley Haas MBA Program.

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into the Haas School of Business, then you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’ll give you a quick overview of what it takes to get into University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for the Haas MBA Program.

(Note: This page highlights UC Berkeley Haas’s full-time MBA program. The other program options at Haas are the Evening MBA, the Weekend MBA, and the MBA for Executives.)

Fast Facts: Haas MBA

Acceptance RateDoes not disclose
GMAT Average726
GPA Average3.67
Avg. Years Work Experience5.5

Source: UC Berkeley Haas, Class of 2023 data

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Undergraduate Majors Represented in Haas’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Haas’s MBA program are Economics (17%), Engineering (17%), and Social Sciences (16%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Haas’s MBA Class

The undergraduate universities most represented in Haas’s MBA class profile are: 

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Yale University
  • Stanford University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Boston College
  • The University of Southern California
  • University of Michigan
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California, Los Angeles

If your undergraduate college is listed above, that means that Haas has accepted many applicants with your education background in the past. It also shows that candidates who have gone to these schools have considered applying to Haas, and it is one indication that the business school has found students who have completed their undergraduate education at these universities to be successful.  

Haas’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

Haas’s top pre-MBA industries are consulting (21%), financial services (17%), high technology/electronics (10%), and health/pharma/biotech (8%).

Looking at the pre-MBA industries shows you whether your profile is well-represented at Haas. Don’t worry if you don’t see your industry on the list—there might not be many students enrolled from your industry simply because many candidates didn’t apply to the program in the first place. The same goes for the pre-MBA employers data we’ve provided below.

Top Pre-MBA Employers Represented at Haas

The pre-MBA companies that are most represented in the Haas MBA class are: 

What does Haas value?

Haas embraces four major defining leadership principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself.

Interested in finding out more about Haas? Visit our Berkeley Haas overview page.