Wharton Business School

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Wharton Contact Information

Application Deadlines

Wharton Admission Essays

Admissions Criteria

Student Body

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is a powerhouse business school with global name recognition. Few MBA programs include opportunities to meet heads of state, but as a Wharton student, your required two months abroad might include a visit to South Korea’s Blue House – the presidential palace – to meet that nation’s chief executive. Or you might find yourself in Israel, shaking hands with President Shimon Peres. Back in Philadelphia, you will find yourself choosing from among Wharton’s 19 majors and more than 200 electives – more than any other business school in the world.

At Wharton, you can major in anything from Real Estate to Health Care Management to Technological Innovation to Strategic Management. Or, you can create your own inter-disciplinary major. No matter what you major in at Wharton, the school’s reputation and the education will arm you with prized credentials for a promising business career.

All first year students take a class called Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership. As part of this class, you will be assigned to a learning team that works collaboratively on assignments in the first-year core curriculum classes. Working in this environment will give you plenty of hands-on experience to strengthen your leadership and teamwork skills. Also during the first year, you’ll take classes in Global Strategic Management and Macroeconomic Analysis, as well as Public Policy.

Perhaps no other U.S. business school is as internationally minded as Wharton. International students, representing more than 70 countries, account for about 40 percent of Wharton’s student body. And among the U.S. students, you will find that many already have international work experience. Many speak two or more languages. As part of its global mindset, Wharton requires that all students spend two months abroad – and offers dual-degree and study-abroad experiences in over 17 countries. With its strong international mission, Wharton seeks applicants who will succeed in the global arena.

Contact Information

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

Vance Hall, Suite 111

3733 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898 – 6183

Email: mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu

Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application deadline Sep 17 Jan 07 Apr 01
Decision Notification Dec 18 Mar 26 May 08

** Only submatriculants, Wharton undergraduates, are encouraged to apply in Round 3 so a more complete academic record can be evaluated.

* Deadlines for 2019-2020 application season

Applications must submit by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of the deadline.

Admissions Criteria

Median GMAT: 732

Average work experience (years): 5

Student Body

Class size: 862

Women: 43%

Minority: 33%

International: 33%

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