At A Glance

When it comes to big schools, the University of California – Berkeley is near the top. Big campus, huge student body, high rankings, and a famous (sometimes infamous) campus culture have always made this one of the most appealing schools. Politically active, intellectually stimulating, and never boring, UC-Berkeley is truly a happening place. Paul Merage, co-inventor of Hot Pockets; Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel; Soyeon Yi, South Korea's first astronaut are a few notable graduates.

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School Details


Berkeley, CA
United States

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Admissionado Ranking

Very High (2nd Tier)

Roughly-speaking, a 2nd Tier pull finds you in the 2nd half of the Top 15, Top 20: very much in the game with the boys and girls, but whereas the first, exclusive looks may go to that top slice, this bracket is no joke, and puts you in an advantageous position compared to the vast majority of all other MBAs on planet Earth.

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For all the fast-lane, super sexy, sought-after roles in say consulting, finance (buyside especially), the A+ and A schools tend to have earlier and perhaps better bites at the apple. While these positions are disproportionately popular among Top Tier MBAs, they are still a narrow slice of the broader game ('the business world') where an impressive MBA is dangerous. In this broader context, A- makes you about as dangerous as you need to be. While you might need to prove yourself just a tad more, alums from this class end up in by and large the same arenas as those from higher-ranked schools.

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Top recruiters

Adobe, Amazon, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, Google, McKinsey, Meta, Strategy&