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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2011, 19:16
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hey sidz306. My stats: 7 years WE in high-tech. Engineering. Undergrad 4.0 GPA (equivalent; foreign degree). Grad 3.98 GPA. GMAT 770. Average essays (reading them now I think I could have done a much better job).

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Just got in! (i think) Just got a call from the Director of Admissions -- actually a voice message. I am traveling internationally on business, and her call came in wee hours of the morning local time. The message said "I'm calling with good news". I have still have to call back, but have to wait till it is business hours in Berkeley.



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congrats on the admit! Could you share your stats with us?
Also, when did you get the interview call?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 11:28
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2011, 07:38
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I wouldn't make that decision (or most any school decision, really) based on money. Anderson offered me more money than Haas but I never seriously considered accepting the Anderson offer over Haas because I felt that Haas was a better opportunity for several reasons and that in the grand scheme of things $10-20K wasn't really that important when looking out over the next 10-20 years.

This isn't a slight of Anderson by any means--I really enjoyed my visit there and would have gladly attended if my other applications hadn't worked out--but it's just a recognition that Haas is seen as a better school in general. If you have specific goals (media/entertainment industry maybe) or want to live in LA rather than the Bay Area, Anderson may be a better fit for you. But Haas has been on a pretty steady upward trend the last few years and (depending on whose rankings you believe) is either close to breaking into the Kellogg/Tuck/Columbia/Sloan/etc. cluster of schools or has already done so. From what I've gathered Haas has a very strong reputation across the US and into Asia if you're interested in that region--that's not to say that Anderson is only a regional school, but just that Haas tends to be stronger at placing grads with top firms across the world.

Again, this is all just a generalization based on my (somewhat) educated observations. My "tour guide" at Anderson was a second year who, in November, already had a job lined up with Deloitte in NYC. So that goes to show that an individual's talents and drive to work in a specific field/location is still just as important as which school he/she goes to. I'm not sure how the schools stack up vs. each other in finance and IB but it would be easy enough for you to compare field-specific rankings and employment reports for both schools and see if one has the edge over another.

But this is only my opinion--as with anything else I'd recommend talking to students and alums, reviewing hiring data, seeing which firms recruit where, and all that kind of stuff to make sure the school you choose is the best fit for your goals. Neither one is a bad decision at all, so it's just a matter of picking the one that's a slightly better decision for you.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 07:43
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R1 notifications came 1-2 days before the "official" date; AdCom sped up R2 a bit so R2 admits would have the opportunity to attend the first D@H if it worked better for their schedule. I think it was only a week or so ahead of schedule though. With R3 notifications scheduled for April 21, I'd be very surprised if anyone heard anything within the next two weeks.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 12:22
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Well, one more spot is about to open up for one of you WLers or R3 applicants--I just emailed AdCom to let them know I'm declining my R1 Haas offer to go to HBS. It was a tough decision because of how much I liked Haas and all the people I met there, but I couldn't see myself turning down HBS. I wanted to let Haas know as soon as possible so my spot (and scholarship money) could be made available for someone else as soon as possible.

Good luck to all of you still waiting for good news from Haas.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 18:40
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I had my interview on the 25th of March. Status has not changed to anything else since then. As emont and kelea have been telling us, don't read much into such minor things. I don't think your admission stands on whether you sent a thank you email or not!

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 20:22
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My status just changed today from "invited to interview" to "Application under review"

I know this means nothing specifically, but it makes me feel like things are making progress...Will know by next thursday I guess..
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2011, 07:26
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It is the last week for R3. anybody hears anything?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2011, 08:08
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Haven't heard anything yet....
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 05:44
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EniaPerezona wrote:
I got invited for an interview next week ...

Would you folks mind sharing some "tips" or your experience in the interview?

I'm sorry for everyone for whom it didn't work out this year.


On or off campus? Alum, student, or adcom?
calling-all-berkeley-haas-fall-2011-applicants-93931-1020.html?hilit=Haas%20lyons#p865628 Here are some of the things I posted a few months back when R2 applicants were asking for information (I was an R1 admit).
Here are a few more things I posted about my interview: calling-all-berkeley-haas-fall-2011-applicants-93931-560.html#p840442
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 08:23
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I am in for weekend cohort. Anyone commuting from East Bay?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 17:04
In for R1 or R2 - Application tips say to wait? :)
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 17:53
Add me to the list for Round 1 :)
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2010, 13:02
Add me, please!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2010, 06:20
Count me in. R1.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2010, 16:54
Also in for R1.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2010, 17:32
great!

gunning for R1.
read that HAAS places a lot of emphasis on campus visit. Is it a must for international students?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2010, 03:09
My GMAT score is 710 and quant score is 48. Given that 'quantitative proficiency' is clearly mentioned in criteria for admission, how important is a 50+ quant score? Should i re-take the GMAT to improve my quant score?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 08:40
Taking the GMAT in August - I expect to apply R1 or R2 depending on my score.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2010, 09:34
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My GMAT score is 710 and quant score is 48. Given that 'quantitative proficiency' is clearly mentioned in criteria for admission, how important is a 50+ quant score? Should i re-take the GMAT to improve my quant score?


48 should be sufficient. I'm not sure what Haas lists as proficient, but Wharton notes:

The total GMAT and GRE score, as well as each section of the test, is evaluated. There are no minimum cut-off scores, though we are concerned about verbal and quantitative section values that fall below the 80% threshold. If you're disappointed with your test score and believe that with additional preparation you could improve your score, then we encourage you to retake the test. We always consider your highest total test score.

http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/admissions/preparing-a-successful-applica.cfm
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