How to Get In: Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary

What can you do to set yourself apart in your application? Admissions officials have the answers.

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9. What are some of the most common mistakes that applicants make that hurt their chances of being accepted?

­—Errors in essays and résumés that indicate that an applicant spent very little time thoughtfully addressing essay questions. —Addressing the incorrect M.B.A. program.

—Ill-prepared admission interviews.

—Dishonest representation of candidacy and intentions.

—Inability to express how they will contribute to the Mason community.

10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?

The Mason School of Business is looking for revolutionary thinkers that possess a strong work ethic and the ability to both lead and work on a team.