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Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 08:35
What do you guys think of that site? Is it good to analyze trends?

Emory is one of my top choices so I figured I would check them out on Admissions411. Of the 31 people with 700+ who applied for Fall 2008, only 9 reported dings (all 9 reporting they were from India). How representative do you think this site is?

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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 09:28
I think the site is inherently biased. When people get dinged, they don't exactly rush out to tell everyone (In my opinion), but when they get accepted, they want to tell everyone and their neighbor...

Thus, I would imagine the site's percentage of people dinged is probably quite low compared to actuality.

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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 10:20
agreed with sam - however, if you look at the accepted number (and %) it should be somewhat representative.
Though again, the sites users are not a representative sample of the average applicant imo.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 10:30
http://www.admissions411.com/OtherMembe ... erID=14474

This single user is making me re-question my plans. Dinged at Michigan and Darden, WLed at Duke, and admitted to UNC, Emory, and......... HBS?!@#@$@#
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 12:13
Its only as accurate as people are honest.

A few things to remember much like this site a lot of people the people that use that are the most driven during the application process and also a quiet a few come from hyper competitive demographics. This why admit rates tend to appear rather high for all but the very top schools but also why some people with impressive GMATs and GPAs get tons of dings.

It is interesting to dig into the data and its also helpful with judging timelines.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 13:08
terp06 wrote:
http://www.admissions411.com/OtherMemberProfile.aspx?MemberID=14474

This single user is making me re-question my plans. Dinged at Michigan and Darden, WLed at Duke, and admitted to UNC, Emory, and......... HBS?!@#@$@#


lol I had the same reaction (I clicked the link before reading your response).
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 13:20
riverripper wrote:
Its only as accurate as people are honest.

A few things to remember much like this site a lot of people the people that use that are the most driven during the application process and also a quiet a few come from hyper competitive demographics. This why admit rates tend to appear rather high for all but the very top schools but also why some people with impressive GMATs and GPAs get tons of dings.

It is interesting to dig into the data and its also helpful with judging timelines.


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Do you think you'll still be active on this forum after starting bschool? After graduating from Bschool? If 'yes' to the second question, active for how long & why?
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2008, 14:14
On here during B-school yes, not to the extent I was last year but I will be around to answer questions about Kellogg and recruiting. I am going to be doing GM recruiting in an uncommon industry so I should be able to give a different perspective chasing things on my own not necessarily through school recruiting.

After school I probably will stop by now and again, especially if people I have gotten to know on here are still stopping by. Maybe by that time we will have a section for alums. B-school is all about networking...we already have our little network filled with people at every single top school.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2008, 02:10
Admissions411 is somewhat useful for their % numbers and checking out what sort of stats got in. Other than that, I wouldn't put too much weight on the people who post there.
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Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 09:32
What are everyone's thoughts on Admissions411? Are the stats on there a bit inflated? It seems like the average APPLICANT who applies to M7 schools on Admissions411 has an average GMAT score of 720 - is this really representative of the whole pool?
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 09:39
Must be on everybody's mind. :) raabenb had just asked about this.

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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 09:40
terp06 wrote:
What are everyone's thoughts on Admissions411? Are the stats on there a bit inflated? It seems like the average APPLICANT who applies to M7 schools on Admissions411 has an average GMAT score of 720 - is this really representative of the whole pool?


I think that in general, a lot of the people on Admissions411 are a self-selecting group. They're often from super-competitive groups, and consequently often have really high test scores/GPAs. That's not to say that the acutal statistics of applicants are significantly lower than those on Admissions411. I just think Admissions411 is good to look at and intersting, but I wouldn't draw too many concrete conclusions from it. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 09:41
It seems to me that the site is biased towards those who are over-achievers and have high stats to begin with. The average GMAT of applicants to M7 schools on admissions411 is around a 720. I would be hard pressed to believe that this is the average GMAT of the applicant pool in general.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 09:43
Its fine, people ignore me all the time anyway. And as my parents say, Im their "little mistake". :P

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Must be on everybody's mind. :) raabenb had just asked about this.

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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 09:45
terp06 wrote:
It seems to me that the site is biased towards those who are over-achievers and have high stats to begin with. The average GMAT of applicants to M7 schools on admissions411 is around a 720. I would be hard pressed to believe that this is the average GMAT of the applicant pool in general.


Agreed. That would be pretty interesting if the average applicant GMAT was 720 but the average matriculating student GMAT was 705 or so.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 10:19
I have always heard that the applicants to the M7s average a little over 700 GMAT.

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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 10:57
sam77sam7 wrote:
I have always heard that the applicants to the M7s average a little over 700 GMAT.

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That seems more reasonable to me than the applicants averaging 720.
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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 16:41
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On here during B-school yes, not to the extent I was last year but I will be around to answer questions about Kellogg and recruiting. I am going to be doing GM recruiting in an uncommon industry so I should be able to give a different perspective chasing things on my own not necessarily through school recruiting.

After school I probably will stop by now and again, especially if people I have gotten to know on here are still stopping by. Maybe by that time we will have a section for alums. B-school is all about networking...we already have our little network filled with people at every single top school.


I hope you stay... so many get overwhelmed with the MBA and don't come back (fluffy, econgirl, dukes, lhotseface).... especially during recruiting. I'm already seriously dreading it. I've been looking at firms and trying to pre-determine now who I'm going to bother with, and even that seems tiring.

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Re: Admissions411 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 01:39
merged the two threads with identical topics.

ironically, terp06 responded to the first thread 6 days before he posted a new 2nd thread. :P
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