When Will I Hear My Round 3 MIT Sloan MBA Admission Decision (2021)

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North American Applicants Who Are Admitted

Those in the US who were accepted typically receive a phone call informing them that they have been admitted. These phone calls typically start around 12pm EST on the day of the decision. So this year, successful Round 3 Applicants in North America should expect a phone call sometime between 12pm and 3pm EST on decision day.

International Applicants Who Are Admitted

Most applicants outside of North America do not receive a phone call. Instead they typically first find out while checking the application portal. The portal is typically updated between 3pm and 6pm EST on decision day.

Applicants Who Are Waitlisted Or Rejected

Those who are waitlisted or rejected, regardless of nationality, first learn the news through the portal. The portal is typically updated between 3pm and 6pm EST on decision day.

Statistical Breakdown Of MIT Sloan Round 3 MBA Applicants

Success Rate

Note that by the time decision day rolls around Sloan has already sent out a round of rejections around the time that interview decisions are made. Of the remaining candidates, on decision day, typically ~20% of applicants are accepted. ~40% are rejected. Another ~35% have to deal with the uncertain hell that is being waitlisted in Round 3.

Test Scores

The median GMAT score of those accepted to Sloan’s MBA Program in Round 3 is 730. For those rejected the median GMAT score is 680. Those on the waitlist have the highest median GMAT score of them all, 750.
The vast majority: (~80%) of those who are accepted in Round 3 submit the GMAT, not the GRE.


Roughly half of those who are admitted in Round 3 are international applicants from countries with populations smaller than 150 million.
Over half of those who are rejected or waitlisted are US-based applicants.


Beacon is an admissions consultancy that uses data analytics to help clients get admitted to elite business school programs. This analysis is based on admissions data from past years. The data is sourced from Beacon clients, anonymous interviews with current and former admission committee members, third party databases, and industry expert estimates.

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