2020-2021 Wharton Application Deadlines and Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Interview Invitations: October 28, 2020
  • Decision: December 16, 2020
  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Interview Invitations: October 28, 2020
  • Decision: December 16, 2020
  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Interview Invitations: October 28, 2020
  • Decision: December 16, 2020

Program Overview:

Established in 1881, The Wharton School has played a large role in pioneering the future of business and education. Though the school continues to adapt and advance with the ever-changing modern world, Wharton has upheld its mission of cultivating leaders to spark great ideas and meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Those accepted to Wharton’s class of 2022 represent 70 different countries. 19% of these students are international, 41% identify as female, and 6% identify as LGBTQ+. Wharton believes that students are what make its community a dynamic learning environment. That said, the school selects applicants from various backgrounds who will bring unique perspectives to the classroom.

While 5 years is the average work experience for Wharton students, the school does not require a minimum or maximum years of experience to apply for an MBA. In fact, the class of 2022 had work experience spanning from 0 years to 14 years. These students came from a variety of fields, some of the top industries being consulting, PE/VC, and technology.
Like work experience, there is no minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement to apply to the Wharton MBA program. The school also asserts that they have no preference for one test or the other. To give you a better idea of what test scores Wharton accepts, the average/median scores for the class of 2022 are as follows:

GMAT:
  • 722 Average
  • 730 Median
GRE:
  • 161 Average Verbal
  • 161 Average Quant
  • 4.7 Average Writing

While Wharton accepts a range of scores, a higher GMAT/GRE score will significantly increase your chances of getting an interview invitation. If you are looking to improve your score, Personal MBA Coach offers customized tutoring services with tutors who have scored in the 99th percentile on the GMAT or GRE and are graduates of MIT, Harvard, and UPenn.

GPAs also play an important role in Wharton’s assessment of candidates, as they are another indicator of your ability to succeed in the program. Members of Wharton’s class of 2022 who attended universities with a 4.0 scale had an average GPA of 3.6. The most popular undergraduate majors for these students were humanities, business, and STEM.

Are you looking for more information on the structure of Wharton’s MBA program? The full-time MBA program lasts for a duration of 20 months and includes a recommended 3.5-month summer internship. Wharton also has a number of global opportunities for students to choose from.

As for majors and program customization, Wharton MBA students can choose from 18 different majors. About 40% of students elect to complete their degree with two majors.
The Wharton community also offers various extracurricular activities, such as clubs, conferences, sports, and other student-run initiatives. These activities range from social, cultural, athletic, and professional interests.

Personal MBA Coach’s Tips For Getting Into Wharton:

If you think Wharton may be a good fit for you and are ready to apply, take a look at Personal MBA Coach’s 2020-2021 Wharton MBA Essay Analysis.

Already applied and received an interview invitation? Check out Personal MBA Coach’s Advice for the Virtual Wharton TBD.

 

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