Common mistakes include essays that don't answer our specific questions or mention another school's name, and careless typos or grammatical errors in any part of the application. We recommend that applicants proofread carefully and allocate enough time for each business school application to ensure that they are putting their best foot forward.
10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?
Stern students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to our community, so there is no "typical" student with regard to the application profile. In fact, roughly one third of our students come from more than 50 countries, and we boast one of the highest percentages of women among top business schools. However, Stern students do share certain key characteristics: They are business minded and friendly, personally driven while also intensely collaborative, and exceptionally intelligent yet also down to earth. They are the global business leaders of the future: they have strong technical abilities; can inspire others up, down and across the organization; and they apply a multifaceted approach to problem solving, which is what today's complex world requires.