A new Kaplan survey found that 27% of MBA admissions committee members say they have searched for applicants on Google in order to learn more about them, and 22% checked candidates’ profiles on Facebook or other social networks. Fourteen percent said their searches revealed information about candidates that affected their chances negatively!

The survey was conducted in the months of July-August among 265 U.S. MBA programs including the top programs. The survey also examined financial aid offered by the various programs and revealed that 36% gave more aid this year than last year, while 17% gave less and 47% reported no change.

The survey also found that 52% of participating programs accept the GRE exam as an alternative to the GMAT, while 34% only accept the GMAT but plan on accepting the GRE in the coming years.

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