Your Chances at Booth: Acceptance Rate and Other Factors

Are your sights set on business school, and are you trying to decide which MBA programs to apply to? Are you wondering where you’ll likely be accepted? To answer your questions, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into Chicago Booth’s MBA program

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into Booth, 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 the Booth School of Business, and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for the Chicago Booth MBA program.

(Note: This page highlights Booth’s full-time MBA program. The other programs options at Booth are the Evening MBA, the Weekend MBA, and the global Executive MBA.)

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Booth MBA Acceptance Rate

Booth’s acceptance rate to the full-time MBA program is 23% for the Class of 2021.

Booth Average GMAT Score

The average GMAT score at Booth is 730 for the MBA Class of 2021.

Undergraduate Majors Represented in Booth’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Booth’s MBA program are Business (29%), Economics (22%), and Engineering (20%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Booth’s MBA Class

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

If your undergraduate college is listed above, that means that Booth 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 Booth, and it is one indication that the business school has found students who have completed their undergraduate education at these universities to be successful.  

Booth’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

Booth’s top pre-MBA industries are consulting (25%), financial services (21%), technology (10%), and non-profit/government (10%). 

Looking at the pre-MBA industries shows you whether your profile is well-represented at Booth. 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 Booth

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

What does Booth value?

Booth values analytical thinking! Chicago Booth’s MBA program is extremely rigorous academically, which is something you should consider before applying or attending the program. Thanks to Booth’s academic rigor, it is true that Booth MBA graduates are well-prepared for their job interviews.

Interested in finding out more about Booth? Visit our Chicago Booth overview page.