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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 16:07
lanter1 wrote:
They gave me the impression that R1 and R2 applicants stand a better chance especially if your profile is overly exceptional due to having more time to read your apps. They see a huge influx of apps in R3. I would imagine a lot of schools are like this.


I get the impression a lot of scholarships go to R1 and prob R2 as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 16:08
Anybody composing an essay for the "what hobbies do you have and why do you have special importance for them". Its on the activities section of the application.

I am not sure how to answer this question. Do I talk about a bunch of hobbies and just explain briefly why I pursue them

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Talk about one hobby and do a PhD dissertation on it.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 16:17
I would probably list 3-4 and write about why they're important and how they affect you.

The other applications I'm filling out generally give you 3-4 slots and a maybe 50-100 words each to describe it.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 20:09
I would not write 300-400 words in the activities section. Probably for another school but not for a school that only has 2 essay questions at 400 words.

I'm listing everything that sounds interesting.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 21:40
Who else feels like they're writing a poem?


I don't like to write ideas without any supporting sentences, so if I take out a topic or idea, a good chunk of words comes out. And then I have to fit another idea into the allocated number of words available.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2007, 22:50
I wonder if we can apply for MBA and MSc. at the same time... I wanna apply for both. :D

Today is the first time I try to apply online for MBA Cornell. Just being curious, I read this thing. What's it for?

Additional Information:
"Is your spouse or significant other applying to the Johnson School this year?"

For Employment History, could anyone please verify what they mean by "week hours" and "number of supervised"?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 07:34
Hey Cornell is so quiet...
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 07:36
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I wonder if we can apply for MBA and MSc. at the same time... I wanna apply for both. :D

Today is the first time I try to apply online for MBA Cornell. Just being curious, I read this thing. What's it for?

Additional Information:
"Is your spouse or significant other applying to the Johnson School this year?"

For Employment History, could anyone please verify what they mean by "week hours" and "number of supervised"?



This is so they don't ding your spouse meaning you probably won't accept the offer. In that case, they'll just ding both of you!
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 07:51
10 more days.

Coming up on the home stretch.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 07:53
The spouse question is so they consider you as a team so to speak, several schools do this (Tuck does it too). If one is a very strong candidate and the other is borderline then it will really help the weaker applicant. Unfortunately this also works if one is borderline and one is a poor candidate. They do this so if they wont accept you and ding your spouse, though that may happen on a rare occasion.

At the Tuck event, I was told generally it helps your application because they like to have some married couples there. Its a good stat to help recruit students.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 08:17
Thanks riverripper.

My significant one is doing his PhD degree in Cornell (Computer Science). To be honest this is so far the most important reason for me to apply into Cornell. Anyway he's not in the Johnson School. Hmm...

I am considering 3 choices:
1. MSc in RE (PRE - Program in Real Estate)
2. MBA
3. Dual Degree (PRE and Johnson)

It would be nice if I can apply for (1) and (2) at the same time. (If no one here has any clear idea about this, I'm gonna email the AdCom tomorrow).

Dual Degree sounds interesting. Does it mean the application is double challenging (need admissions from both schools) and the course will be too heavy?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 08:42
solidcolor wrote:
Thanks riverripper.

My significant one is doing his PhD degree in Cornell (Computer Science). To be honest this is so far the most important reason for me to apply into Cornell. Anyway he's not in the Johnson School. Hmm...

I am considering 3 choices:
1. MSc in RE (PRE - Program in Real Estate)
2. MBA
3. Dual Degree (PRE and Johnson)

It would be nice if I can apply for (1) and (2) at the same time. (If no one here has any clear idea about this, I'm gonna email the AdCom tomorrow).

Dual Degree sounds interesting. Does it mean the application is double challenging (need admissions from both schools) and the course will be too heavy?


This will definitely help your chances.

I think I read somewhere that they accpet 10-12 PHD students out of 500 applicants.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 08:43
solidcolor wrote:
Thanks riverripper. This is a favorable answer.

My significant one is doing his PhD degree in Cornell (first year). To be honest this is so far the most important reason for me to apply into Cornell.

I am considering 3 choices:
1. MSc in RE (PRE - Program in Real Estate)
2. MBA
3. Dual Degree (PRE and Johnson)

It would be nice if I can apply for (1) and (2) at the same time. (If no one here has any clear idea about this, I'm gonna email the AdCom tomorrow).

Dual Degree sounds interesting. Does it mean the application is double challenging (need admissions from both schools) and the course will be too heavy?


Have you read about the 2 year accelerated program for the MS in RE and MBA? It sounds like a nice option for those with a clearly defined RE goal.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 09:22
I believe you are talking about the Dual Degree. I need to apply for both schools and need to be admitted by both schools to get in.

Anyway I am more of a research type rather than business type, by nature. So I tend to lean toward the PRE... Plus, acceptance rate for PRE is 45%, while that of the MBA is 15%! I am risk-adversed.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 09:24
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solidcolor wrote:

My significant one is doing his PhD degree in Cornell (Computer Science). To be honest this is so far the most important reason for me to apply into Cornell. Anyway he's not in the Johnson School. Hmm...


This will definitely help your chances.

I think I read somewhere that they accpet 10-12 PHD students out of 500 applicants.


Well he's not applying for MBA. (PhD battlefield is enough.) :)

Then will this fact has any effect on my application anyway?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 09:28
solidcolor wrote:
I believe you are talking about the Dual Degree. I need to apply for both schools and need to be admitted by both schools to get in.

Anyway I am more of a research type rather than business type, by nature. So I tend to lean toward the PRE... Plus, acceptance rate for PRE is 45%, while that of the MBA is 15%! I am risk-adversed.

:D


Where'd you get 15%?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 09:34
I believe the 15% is if you use enrolling / applications. If you look at acceptance %, it's more like 30%
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 10:07
The 15% figure, I found here:

http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/academic ... q.html#a15

However the USNews gives another statistics:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... _brief.php

How would you guys explain this discrepancy?


To jjanders: A lot of admitted students didn't actually make their way to Johnson?

Then shouldn't the school raise its acceptance rate?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 10:42
Hmmm.

The quoted number by Cornell seems wrong.

http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/prospect ... facts.html

If you look here the enrolled number/applicants is ~15%, meaning the actual admit rate is much higher than 15%.


Could they have fudged the number in order to market themselves and appear selective?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 10:45
solidcolor wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
solidcolor wrote:

My significant one is doing his PhD degree in Cornell (Computer Science). To be honest this is so far the most important reason for me to apply into Cornell. Anyway he's not in the Johnson School. Hmm...


This will definitely help your chances.

I think I read somewhere that they accpet 10-12 PHD students out of 500 applicants.


Well he's not applying for MBA. (PhD battlefield is enough.) :)

Then will this fact has any effect on my application anyway?


Just so I'm clear... your spouse is a PHD student in Computer Science at Cornell and you're the only one that will be applying to the MBA program?

So do you also live in Ithaca? I think it helps your chances because the odds of you accepting an offer are really high. If you're on the fence, then the fact that you will accpet could push you over the edge.
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