Here is a spreadsheet I made for my use that I figured I'd share, now its rough and I'm not a math genius, but it works for my purposes. It is broken down by International and Domestic applicants, and will show your chances according to the type of applicant you are.
Feel free to poke holes in my math and make changes!
edit 3: Big update I will keep the original one in place, feel free to make changes or give suggestions
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Now of course this does not take into account any GPA or GMAT factors its only meant to be used as a rough guesstimate as to your chances if you are either an International or Domestic student.
A mathematical assumption was made using the %'s of the matriculated 2011 class profile, that the breakdown would be the same with overall acceptances.
Obviously a lot more goes into getting that acceptance to the school you are looking at, but this spreadsheet might be a good way for either an international or domestic student to further target a school where their chances may be greater.
Oh and Texas A&M was used for the current numbers. Just need to edit the raw numbers using figures from your school of choice located here:
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ra ... index.htmledit: fixed error in spreadsheet... will update if I find anymore
edit 2: Ok now it should be good lol
edit 3: Big update I will keep the original one in place, feel free to make changes or give suggestions
What I did was come up with a base 100% extrapolated from the Mean GMAT/GPA/Work Experience. If you are the super average student who hits each mean number then you will have an 100% chance of acceptance. Unfortunately that is fleeting moment as your acceptance % is then calculated against the application data. Some schools have very large International to Domestic splits which causes some massive number shifts (IE Uni. of Illinois, Michigan State and Purdue). In my spreadsheet I uploaded you can see my profile against Michigan State (Broad). Looking at the data below you can see that I'm very close to being the average student attending Broad as a domestic student. Unfortunately it seems that only the best of students are taken from the international pool, which is no fun if your an international student.
CHANCES OF BEING ACCEPTED ACCORDING TO THE 2011 CLASS PROFILE
International Applicants
13.07%
Domestic Applicants
71.4%
% of Total Applicants of Accepted
29.4%
GMAT/GPA/Work Combined %
112.22%
Total International Acceptance %
14.66%
Total Domestic Acceptance %
80.13%
You can see that I'm slightly below the mark overall for Broad as my total chances to be accepted were 80.13% which was just above the average 71.4% pace which domestic applicants are accepted overall.
Once again this is a ball parking application. Not meant for a true measure of your ability to be accepted.
I weighted the GMAT at 34% consideration and the GPA/Work at 33% respectively. Those are adjustable.
For the GMAT I assumed a 2% shift for every point above or below the mean (IE 34%*1.02 = 34.68%)
For your GPA I assumed a 3% shift for every .01 shift above or below the mean
For your Work Experience I assumed a 2% shift for every point above or below the mean
Variables which were added:
GMAT
GPA
Work Experience/Quality of Work Experience
Existing Variables not considered:
Interview
Legacy
How the size of the 80% Spread affects final numbers
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