UC Berkeley released the acceptance rate of its new MET (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) program and it’s a pretty impressive one at just under 3%. If you’re not familiar with MET, it’s an externally-funded, two-degree program between the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business that officially launches this fall and is only available to incoming freshmen.
Marjorie DeGraca, the MET’s executive director, stated, “(MET) is (a) very strenuous, very rigorous program and because of that we really had to enroll students that academically were at the top of the class. These are students that may still choose to be a CTO or a CFO, but we believe they’re going to get … a more well-rounded education.”
Make no mistake that this program was primarily launched to compete against the nation’s very top private universities. It appears to be off to a great start in this regard and we further believe that other schools will launch similar programs if MET meets with the continued success we expect it to.