"Pay no attention to the man (or woman) behind the curtain!” That seems to be the philosophy of most admissions offices. But for many applicants, transparency is an important part of the admissions process. If its not, it should be.
After all you did just spend 100's of hours (and 1000's of dollars) preparing your apps and studying for the GMAT. At least I hope you did. Should you get dinged at your dream school and have to make a tough decision - go with your backup b-school or try again next year - you really want to know what went wrong and you want to know straight from the horse's mouth.
A recent Poets & Quants’ survey of leading MBA consultants decided to find out which schools rated the highest in transparency.
The Tuck School of Business easily took the top spot for their unmatched commitment to outreach and accessibility, including on-campus interviews for any applicant who requests one. Duke and Northwestern also rated highly. However, elite programs such as Stanford, Columbia and Wharton finished at the bottom, suggesting that transparency is a privilege that many schools don’t care (or need) to offer.
Check out one of this week's most read articles on Poets & Quants - Most Transparent MBA Admissons: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua (http://poetsandquants.com/2015/06/11/least-transparent-b-school-admission-offices).