The Wharton MBA Admissions Committee is committed to selecting a diverse group of talented students. Wharton’s learning environment is enriched by the multiple perspectives offered by each incoming class. Our students come from 70 countries, bringing a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, as well as life experiences.
To recruit the best students from around the world, we have created a transparent admissions process – one that allows you to gain an insider’s perspective on our admissions and evaluation process.
Get to Know WhartonShould you decide to pursue a Wharton MBA, we invite you to get to know us better. Join our student2student (s2s) discussion forum for real-time knowledge about Wharton’s MBA program, Wharton in general, and even MBA programs at other schools. Follow our MBA Admissions Blog for the latest news and advice from the Admissions Committee. Meet us at a campus visit or at one of more than 150 receptions and other events in 45 countries.
Submitting Your ApplicationYou may begin your online application at any time during the admissions process. You can add to and edit any information on your application until you submit the completed application. All information needs to arrive in our office by 5 p.m. of the deadline for a given round in order to be considered for that round.
Checking Your StatusAt each step of the application and admissions process, you may check your status on the online application system. Statuses include:
- Submission of application
- Application is complete (lists all items submitted)
- Application is incomplete (lists items submitted and missing)
- Invitation to interview
- Admissions decision (e.g., admit, deny, waitlist, waitlist continue)
Interviews are by invitation, following a thorough review of your completed application. Instructions are provided at the time of invitation. Interviews are conducted worldwide by staff and students. All interviews carry equal weight in the admissions process. No applicant is admitted without an interview.
Admissions decisions are made in a series of three rounds. There is no particular order in which interview invitations or final decisions are released. Decisions are announced via e-mail and an effort is made to call every admitted candidate. Decisions are also posted to your online account. Admitted students are invited to one of our Welcome events to visit the School and aid them in making their decision to attend. Full details about the matriculation process, academics, careers, and Philadelphia are also provided.