Chicago Booth School of Business


Interview with Don Martin, the Associate Dean of Admission. Click here for the free three page transcript.

Contact Information

Application Deadlines

Admission Essays

Admissions Criteria

Student Body

While your career at Booth will start out with essential business fundamentals, you’ll quickly move on in this school’s flexible curriculum to develop your own interests. There is only one required course, and that is Leadership Effectiveness and Development, or LEAD, which is a 125-hour skill-building course. Described as a “laboratory class” LEAD allows participants to simulate real-world situations and practice skills in communication and negotiation, team-building, and offering feedback. To jumpstart the team-building aspect of the course, participants join in for an unforgettable outdoor-adventure experience.

At Booth, students can participate in the International Business Exchange Program, which hosts courses at 33 partner schools in 21 countries. Participating students travel for a few weeks – or an entire term – to a diverse roster of countries that includes Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Israel, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea. When it comes to admissions, Booth prides itself on following a personal case-by-case process in evaluating applications. Unlike some MBA programs, Booth is interested in applicants who come straight out of college. The school does insist that students possess certain characteristics – qualities that cannot be faked or quickly learned at a summer job. The office seeks students who have a demonstrated record of success – professionally, academically, and personally. Booth’s admissions officers find that intellectually curious, engaged, and self-directed students really thrive in the school’s flexible curriculum.

Contact Information

Chicago Booth School of Business

5807 S Woodlawn Ave

Chicago, IL 60637, United States

Phone: +1 773-702-7743


Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application deadline Sep 26 Jan 07 Apr 02
Decision Notification Dec 05 Mar 19 May 21

* Deadlines for 2019-2020 application season

** Priority deadline for scholarship consideration. Final deadline for international applicants.
*** Final deadline for domestic applicants
*** All deadlines are 11:59 CST

Admissions Criteria

Class size: 591

Average undergrad GPA: 3.6

Average GMAT: 731

Average work experience (years): 5

Student Body

Women: 42%

Minorities: 31%

International: 30%

Average age: 28