Columbia University

New York, NY
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Traditional MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE
  • 19.00%
  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 729
  • ENROLLED
  • 1,609
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Flexible
  • MEDIAN BASE SALARY OF NEW GRADS
  • $150,000

Columbia Business School requires a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score for admission to its full-time MBA program, with incoming students reporting an average GMAT score of 729. Last year, incoming students had a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, on average, and the school’s acceptance rate was 19%. Columbia requires one letter of recommendation with an application, but doesn’t require a TOEFL score for international students. Applications are due April 5. There are currently 1,609 full-time MBA students enrolled at Columbia. Graduates earn a median base salary of $150,000.

Executive MBA Overview

  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 9
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Flexible

Columbia University accepts scores from the Executive Assessment, the GMAT, or the GRE as part of its EMBA program application. EMBA students at Columbia on average have a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, 724 GMAT score, nine years of work experience, and a $130,500 median base salary prior to enrolling. Currently, Columbia has 525 students enrolled in its EMBA programs: the Friday/Saturday and just Saturday options. Applications require one letter of recommendation, and international students do not have to submit a TOEFL score to be considered for admission. Columbia EMBA students need to complete 60 credits to graduate.