Essays | The Vandy Admissions Blog | Vanderbilt University

Please do not send official transcripts unless you have been asked to do so. In some instances, the Admissions Committee may request the GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment essay. Candidates are responsible for requesting that the AWA essay be reported to Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management.

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We rely on your academic records and test scores to assess your ability to succeed in the Vanderbilt MBA program. The ideal candidate has earned at least a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree or from a top-quality college or university. We admire a demanding course load in any field of study and a consistent record of high performance, and we welcome applicants who have taken courses or completed degrees in graduate or professional programs other than business administration. In recent years, admitted applicants offered admission have had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and GMAT score of 690. Most incoming students find that substantial work experience enables them to understand new concepts more fully and apply them more quickly. They are able to make more relevant and meaningful contributions to the learning community and can realize a greater return on their MBA investment with access to more and better career options. Full-time postbaccalaureate work experience is strongly recommended but not required. No minimum amount is specified because we believe that exceptional candidates are able to prepare themselves for graduate management education through competitive internships, student and community leadership and other developmental experiences.


personal essay | The Vandy Admissions Blog | Vanderbilt University

personal essay . Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Admissions.
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The college essay is one of the only places on an application where a student can let the admissions committee hear their authentic voice and one of the only places for students to differentiate themselves from an ever-increasing pool of applicants, Doug Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Vanderbilt University told NBC News.