Admission into our program is highly competitive, with an average of three students admitted out of an average 41.4 applications (2003-07). We keep our selectivity rates low (mean=7.8%) to maintain a faculty-student ratio of approximate 1:1, and because we are committed to educating, mentoring, and graduating each student we enroll. Thus, we do not "weed out" students after they have been admitted; instead, we only admit students that we are confident will succeed. Our selection criteria include GMAT (or GRE), GPA, candidates' statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. We strongly consider whether their career goals and research interests are aligned with our program strengths.