Is Smartly really that selective? What is the acceptance rate?
We do not have a target acceptance rate and seek to serve as many applicants as possible without compromising the consistency and quality of our overall learning experience. Recent classes have had an acceptance rate of about 7%, which makes us one of the most selective MBA programs in the world. The typical student profile is that of a top traditional business school, as our program caters to more early-career students with great potential. Such selectivity is necessary to ensure that a large proportion of our students are able to master the more advanced material that we cover while also participating in discussions and activities with peers. Over time we’ll expand access to more students, enter different countries, and grow the breadth of our courses.