Zicklin Graduate Admissions

What We Look For

We are looking for ambitious people who have a strong academic profile, meaningful work experience, leadership and teamwork skills, motivation and maturity, and professional aspirations.

Application Review

Admission review is conducted on a rolling basis. Once an application is complete the admissions committee carefully reviews all materials. The review is comprehensive and holistic, taking into account all factors and experiences from the materials in a prospective student’s application. Initial decision notifications are usually issued within three weeks.

We encourage you to review the information below and the following applicable web pages:


All our graduate programs are open to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in any major.

  Full-Time MBA Evening MBA MS Programs
10th Percentile 2.90 2.99 3.05
Average GPA 3.33 3.44 3.47
90th Percentile 3.76 3.83 3.84


work Experience

  Full-Time MBA Evening MBA MS Programs
Minimum Requirement At least two years’ work experience (post-Bachelor’s) No work experience required
10th Percentile 2 years 3 years 0 years
Average 6 years 7 years 3 years
90th Percentile 10 years 14 years 7 years


standardized tests

We accept the GMAT, GRE and the Executive Assessment.

  Full-Time MBA Evening MBA MS Programs
Testing Requirements Eligible for waiver* Eligible for waiver* Optional*
  GMAT Exam
10th Percentile 553 503 569
Average Score 626 598 662
90th Percentile 724 680 730
  GRE Exam
10th Percentile 150 (V) 155 (Q) 142 (V) 148 (Q) 146 (V) 154 (Q)
Average Score 156 (V) 157 (Q) 152 (V) 154 (Q) 154 (V) 161 (Q)
90th Percentile 161 (V) 160 (Q) 161 (V) 167 (Q) 162 (V) 168 (Q)
  Executive Assessment (EA)
Average Score 148

*Visit application requirements webpage for more information on testing

English Language Proficiency

Applicants educated outside the United States may need to take an English Proficiency Exam. Please see our international applicants webpage for more information.

Minimum Recommended Score 120 100 7 70



Interviews for Full-Time MBA

The committee selects qualified candidates for an interview with an admissions panel. Interviews are available by invitation only. Interviews are conducted by trained professional staff, who have thoroughly read your entire application. Interviews are conducted virtually and last approximately 25 minutes. 

After the interview, it will typically take up to three weeks to receive a post-interview decision. There are three possible post-interview decisions:

  • Offer of admission 
  • Waitlist offer 
  • Denial of admission  

The admission metrics above show the profile of accepted applicants. They reflect the general range of undergraduate GPA, years of work experience and standardized test scores of applicants accepted into our graduate programs. Scores should not be interpreted as minimum requirements or guarantees of admission. 

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