Over 150 people participated in this poll.
Here are the results and our analysis.
the September 11 terrorist acts affected your MBA application
Applications Rose Dramatically
or not, there was concern immediately following September
11 about the impact of the terrorist attacks on business
school applications. However, in hindsight, we now know
that MBA applications rose dramatically in the fall
of 2001. If anything, the terrorist attacks convinced
more people to apply as there has been a historical
inverse relationship between the economy's health and
the number of business school applicants.
was a slight drop in the number of international applicants
from certain countries due to visa and other immigration
concerns, those numbers were more than cancelled out
by the large increase in domestic applicants.
Here are 3 quick examples of schools that
reported significant increases in enrollments in the
fall of 2001:
First-round applications were up three fold from
last year. Over 1,000 applications were received
by November 1. Granted the first round deadline
last year (fall 2000) was in early October, but
Duke still only has an enrollment of 341 students!
- Columbia: Reports its first-round
business school applications are up 70% over last
- UCLA: Received 1,400 applications
-- a 90% increase -- through November 12 for an entering
class of only 330 students.
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