Your Chances at UNC Kenan-Flagler: Acceptance Rate & Other Factors

2023-2024 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Unfortunately, there’s no way to answer to this question with certainty, as business schools do not publish figures on interview invites.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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Are you striving to attend a top business school? You might be trying to figure out which schools will be a great fit for you, which not only means finding a compatible MBA program for your goals, but it also means knowing which programs you can actually get into. To help you get a better understanding, we’ve put together some fast facts covering key admission factors to help you determine your odds of getting accepted into the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Program.

If you’re wondering how difficult it is to get into the UNC Kenan-Flagler, 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 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and help you understand whether your profile is a good fit for the UNC MBA program.

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

Fast Facts: Kenan-Flagler MBA

Acceptance Rate36%
GMAT Average696
GPA Average3.42
Avg. Years Work Experience5

Source: UNC Kenan-Flagler, Class of 2025 data

University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler School of Business

Undergraduate Majors Represented in Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Program 

The top undergraduate majors represented in Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program are Business (40%), Humanities (39%), and STEM (21%).

Top Undergraduate Universities from Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Class

The undergraduate universities most represented in Kenan-Flagler’s MBA class profile are: 

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • North Carolina State University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Virginia
  • Penn State University
  • Elon University – Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
  • Duke University
  • The University of Georgia
  • University of Notre Dame

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

Kenan-Flagler Top Pre-MBA Industries

Kenan-Flagler’ss top pre-MBA industries are financial services (22%), healthcare (14%), technology (12%), and military & non-profit (12%).

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

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

What does Kenan-Flagler value?

UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks a candidate having an analytical mindset, problem-solving skills, and organizational ability. UNC Kenan-Flagler focuses on a driven leader with strong communications and interpersonal skills. Also, have a track record of success and vision for their career.

Interested in finding out more about Kenan-Flagler? Visit our UNC Kenan-Flagler overview page.

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