Foster School of Business...

<p>How competitive is it exactly to get into the business school?</p>

<p>It depends on which admissions group you're shooting for (freshman app, Early Admission Group, or Upper Admission Group), but overall, it's pretty competitive to get into the business school. Unless you have impeccable grades and assessment scores, you may not get in through EAG, but if you continue to do well, UAG shouldn't be a problem. To give you an idea, I applied as an EAG applicant in spring 2007 and here were the numbers of that admissions group:</p>

<p>Combined GPA: 3.50 (Applicants) 3.65 (Admitted)
Pre-application GPA (Math, English, & Econ): 3.46 (Applicants) 3.64 (Admitted)
Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) Score (out of 5): 4.52 (Applicants) 4.84 (Admitted)</p>

<p>The numbers for the UAG applicants are slightly lower, but still competitive. If you do well though, it shouldn't be too bad.</p>

<p>Well yesterday I got accepted into Foster (according to them, i was "selected in this competitive" group to it.
How competitive is compteitive? because i heard that a guy w/a 3.5 UW GPA got in too</p>

<p>I just got my letter today! I remember them saying that it's at least 200 people, because that was the number last year.</p>

<p>Yeah I got a letter a few days ago too. Is it actually a hard program for freshmen to get into or do they just say that to make you feel special? :D</p>

<p>From the UW Business online chat for early freshman admits, I gathered the following info:</p>

<p>-In 2007, approximately 150 students were admitted
-For the 2008-09 school year, approximately 250 will be admitted
-You can change majors at any point if you change your mind about business
-Getting into one of the five concentrations within Business is not competitive, just talk to a UW adviser about that
-Business floor is in Haggett</p>

<p>Just thought I'd let you all know.</p>

nice nice</p>

<p>I know this doesn't directly relate to the original thread, but I might add that Haggett is typically one of the least desired residence halls on campus, business floor or not. The halls tend to be dark, narrow, and cold, and the rooms are a weird octagonal shape with the beds and desks stuck in place like a hospital room. Those are just my thoughts, but I'd take Lander, Terry, McCarty, or McMahon over Haggett. Although a themed floor may sound cool, my two years living on an honors floor hasn't been any different from living on a non-themed floor. Of course, these are all just my thoughts after having visited friends who live in Haggett and having lived in Lander (it was last on my preferences, but after the experience, I think every freshman who wants to really connect to people should live in Lander) and now McCarty.</p>