Chat Transcript: Wharton Admissions

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (Wharton Full-Time MBA Profile), which ranked No.3 in 2010 on Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the top U.S.full-time MBA programs, received more than 6,000 applications last year.The school's popularity reflects its history, constant evolution, and encouragement of students to pursue their goals, said Ankur Kumar (screen name: AnkurKumar), deputy director of MBA admissions at Wharton, during a recent live chat event.Along with second-year student John Ross (screen name: JohnRoss), a Navy submarine officer who plans to return to the service after graduation, Kumar fielded questions from Bloomberg reporter Francesca Di Meglio (screen name: FrancescaBW) and the public. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation:

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