Your Chances at McDonough: 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Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.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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Would you like to attend a top business school? You might be trying to decide which MBA programs to apply to and are wondering where you’ll likely be accepted. To help answer your questions, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the Georgetown McDonough MBA Program.

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

(Note: This page highlights McDonough’s full-time MBA program. The other program option at McDonough is the Executive MBA program.)

Fast Facts: McDonough MBA

Acceptance Rate51
GMAT Average697
GPA Average3.29
Avg. Years Work Experience5.7

Source: Georgetown McDonough, Class of 2024 data

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Undergraduate Majors Represented in McDonough’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in McDonough’s MBA program are Business/Economics (49%), Engineering/Math & Social Science (27%), and Humanities/Gov./Intl. Studies (19%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from McDonough’s MBA Class

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

  • Tufts University
  • Penn State University
  • Northeastern University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Georgetown University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • The George Washington University
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester

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

McDonough’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

McDonough’s top pre-MBA industries are financial services (20.1%), consulting (10.4%), technology & new media (8%), and government (4.8%).

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

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

What does McDonough value?

Georgetown McDonough seeks candidates who are diverse, technically strong, and eager to serve as principled leaders with a global outlook in business and society. It is looking for a diverse group of motivated independent thinkers who are committed to the Georgetown MBA Program’s transformative educational experience.

Interested in finding out more about McDonough? Visit our Georgetown McDonough overview page.