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B-School Chart of the Week: Will You Visit Your Target School Before Applying?

Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.

We recently surveyed a number of visitors to our site to get a feel for the concerns, plans, and mind-sets of this season’s MBA applicants. Now the results are in, and for those who are curious about their fellow applicants’ views on business school, we will be sharing some of the collected data in our B-School Chart of the Week blog series.

When we asked participants in our informal survey whether they planned to visit their target business school(s) before submitting an application this season, we were pleased to see that 64.1% of our survey takers responded “yes.”

As we have regularly advised MBA hopefuls, visiting your selected programs can be an incredibly important and informative step in your application process. We even suggest that candidates visit more than once, if possible (and of course, be on their best behavior). Not only does making the trip show the admissions committee that you are serious about your candidacy and actively interested in the school, but it also allows you to better determine firsthand if the campus environment is right for you.

 

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