How competitive is graduate school?
It should go without saying that graduate school is more competitive than college, but we’ll say it anyway – it’s a lot more competitive. While there are a lot fewer people applying to graduate school than to college, there are also a lot fewer graduate programs than bachelor’s programs.
Why is getting a graduate job so hard?
Why is it so hard to get a job after university: It’s really competitive. The graduate job market is highly competitive because there is an overabundance of qualified graduates. Some of the Times Top 100 graduate employers receive 650+ applications per vacancy for their structured graduate schemes.
What do graduate schools look for?
There are five main factors that most institutions look for when selecting graduate students: academic records, personal statement, letters of recommendation, research experience (and/or clinical experience, if you’re applying to a clinical program), and match to the program/advisor.