Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg MBA Class Profile and Essay Questions

If there is such a thing as a fourth "super-elite" MBA school (the other three being Harvard, Stanford and Wharton), Kellogg would be that school. It's number 4 in my personal pantheon, based mostly on the quality of the companies that recruit there. I've always considered Kellogg number 4, and it doesn't hurt that the school recently opened an amazing new facility that looks out onto Lake Michigan.

The challenge in assessing the Kellogg School is determining which program to apply to. There are so many options that even I'm confused! I'll list them below along with links:

Full-Time Kellogg Programs

  1. Two-Year MBA
  2. One-Year MBA
  3. MMM Program
  4. JD-MBA Program

Part-Time Kellogg Programs

  1. Evening MBA Program
  2. Weekend MBA Program
  3. Accelerated MBA Program
  4. Traditional MBA Program

In addition to its MBA programs, Kellogg offers a few other graduate degrees:


Essay Questions for the Full-Time Program (2020)

For 2017-2018, the following two essays are required of all applicants:

  1. Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)
  2. Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)

Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:
  • Dual-degree applicants: For applicants to the MMM or JD-MBA dual degree programs, please explain why that program is right for you. (250 words)
  • Re-applicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 word limit)

All applicants have the opportunity to provide explanations or clarification in
Additional Information:
  • If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (no word count)




Kellogg Class Profile
1 Median GMAT Score 728
2 Average GPA 3.6
3 Class Size 474
4 Work Experience (Years) 5.2
5 Average Age 28
6 GMAT Range — Middle 80% 690 - 760


Kellogg Application Deadlines
Round Deadline Notification
1 September 20, 2017 December 13, 2017
2 January 10, 2018 March 28, 2018
3 April 11, 2018 May 16, 2018