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Here’s the histogram of years from college graduation that we always publish at this time of year. Looks like the mode (you know what that means) is 4 years since college. Plenty of incoming students coming before and after, but wanted you to see this.

Try not to see this as a template or target…seriously.

The common sense advice still holds: You need work experience to be at HBS, but there is no universal right time to come.

Also worth noting: This really does change from year-to-year.

This year’s class also welcomes 94 students who are reapplicants, i.e. they didn’t get in the first time they applied!

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