Your Chances at Northwestern: Kellogg MBA Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

Special Note for Round 1, 2022 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Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.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.

Menlo Coaching offers personalized, professional MBA interview preparation, tailored to your specific target programs.

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

(Note: This page highlights Kellogg’s full-time two year MBA. Kellogg also offers a one-year MBA program, MMM program, JD-MBA program, MD-MBA program, and a part-time MBA.)

Fast Facts: Kellogg MBA

Acceptance RateDoes not disclose
GMAT Average729
GPA Average3.70
Avg. Years Work Experience5.0 years

Note: As many MBA programs elected not to release acceptance rates for the class of 2024, some of our reported acceptance rates are based on estimates.


Kellogg MBA Acceptance Rate

Kellogg’s acceptance rate to their full-time MBA program was 21% for the Class of 2021. Class of 2022 numbers were not released publicly.

Undergraduate Majors Represented in Kellogg’s MBA Program 

The undergraduate majors in Kellogg’s MBA program are Business / Economics (45%), STEM (38%), and the Humanities (24%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Kellogg’s MBA Class

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

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

Kellogg’s Top Pre-MBA Industries

Kellogg’s top pre-MBA industries are consulting (24%), financial services (19%), and technology and technology (17%). 

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

The pre-MBA companies that are most represented in Kellogg’s MBA class are: 

What does Kellogg value?

Along with leadership and teamwork, Kellogg values family! Their MBA program offers great resources for the partners and children of MBA students. You can visit the Kellogg partners and families page to learn about Kellogg’s Joint Ventures club and the Kellogg Kids club.