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Date Posted: 16:30:16 01/30/18 Tue
Calvin, you make a excellent point since the chances of getting into a top MBA program, let being able to attend Stanford GSB, coming from Alabama is extremely remote to say the least.
To illustrate this point, College Confidential conducted a comprehensive survey of who are the top feeder undergraduate colleges for admissions to the top 10 MBA programs. They analyzed the Facebook and LinkedIn profiles of students currently enrolled at these top MBA programs.
To no one’s surprise, the Ivy League dominated as providing the top feeder undergraduate schools to getting their students admitted to the most elite MBA programs with 6 of the top 9 feeder colleges. The representation from the Ivy League was: 192 coming from Harvard, 183 Penn, 113 Yale, 101 Princeton, 89 Columbia, 80 Dartmouth, 59 Cornell and 47 Brown. The Ivy League students represented 49% of the total MBA student body at these elite MBA programs. In contrast, Alabama did not have a single representative at these MBA programs. The only four colleges coming from Power 5 football conferences placing a significant number of their students at these elite MBA programs were 117 from Stanford, 95 Duke, 84 Cal and 67 Northwestern. Likewise, the stats for the feeder colleges to the most selective jobs in fields like investment banking, private equity, and consulting are very similar.
Based on these statistics, you could argue that Brevin would have over 100 times greater chance of going to the Stanford, Harvard or Penn MBA programs by electing to attend Princeton than if he went to Alabama.
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