Three Things that NYU Stern Looks for in MBA Applicants

NYU Stern Admissions GuideContinuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top MBA programs, this week we look at three important characteristics that NYU Stern looks for in its applicants. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Stern research.)

The Stern School’s admissions committee claims to evaluate each candidate “holistically,” paying careful attention to three clearly defined factors:

  • Academic Potential. Students should be “confident in their ability to master the required material and excel in the classroom,” and are assessed based on past academic performance (as well as the institutions they attended) and general aptitude as measured by the GMAT. Successful candidates come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, and Stern has no minimum GMAT score or GPA required of applicants, and will only consider an applicant