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Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants!

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30 Jan 2009, 08:16
As an fyi, according to the admitted student's portal, it appears that 327 people were admitted in Rd1.
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30 Jan 2009, 08:23
ryguy904 wrote:
As an fyi, according to the admitted student's portal, it appears that 327 people were admitted in Rd1.

That's almost their last year's class size.

What is Darden's yield? Are they expecting that atleast half of them would not attend?
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30 Jan 2009, 08:36
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ryguy904 wrote:
As an fyi, according to the admitted student's portal, it appears that 327 people were admitted in Rd1.

That's almost their last year's class size.

What is Darden's yield? Are they expecting that atleast half of them would not attend?

This looks like 2007 stats. Yield is about 45% in 2007.
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30 Jan 2009, 08:43
I thought i read/heard that R2 apps were basically flat to a little down so I guess its not unreasonable to expect half the admits to be in R1 and the other half in R2 give or take 4-5% (R3).
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30 Jan 2009, 08:54
GoBruins wrote:
fall09 wrote:
ryguy904 wrote:
As an fyi, according to the admitted student's portal, it appears that 327 people were admitted in Rd1.

That's almost their last year's class size.

What is Darden's yield? Are they expecting that atleast half of them would not attend?

This looks like 2007 stats. Yield is about 45% in 2007.
http://bp3.blogger.com/_7PAtljogJ7A/SGE ... ations.jpg

Thanks GB.I could not open that though since blogs are blocked in my company.

An yield of 45% explains the R1 admit count.
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30 Jan 2009, 08:56
Anyone confused about deposit deadlines? It says March 12 on the deadlines page, April 30 when you submit, I was told March 12 on the admit call, but status page still says April 30.

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02 Feb 2009, 08:44
I just got an interview invite (R2 applicant)
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02 Feb 2009, 08:46
Also received an R2 interview invite, today. Ah, decisions decisions...
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02 Feb 2009, 10:03
On fire! Congrats man. I wish I had such decisions

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Also received an R2 interview invite, today. Ah, decisions decisions...

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02 Feb 2009, 10:13
solaris1 wrote:
Also received an R2 interview invite, today. Ah, decisions decisions...
Weren't you enrolling at Stern? Why do you accept the Darden interview, leave spots dor others :D

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02 Feb 2009, 10:47
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solaris1 wrote:
Also received an R2 interview invite, today. Ah, decisions decisions...

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After College (allot of my time went towards passing CPA and CFA exams, but also apprenticed at five star restaurant on weekends (cooking is a hobby of mine). Also on the side worked on a startup company that I eventually sold.
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02 Feb 2009, 10:53
solaris1 wrote:
Also received an R2 interview invite, today. Ah, decisions decisions...

I received an interview invite today, too. Keeping the hope alive!
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02 Feb 2009, 11:01
Application went to "pending committee review" about 30 minutes ago.
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02 Feb 2009, 11:04
Does anyone know how long they drag the interview invite process? I'm starting to get nervous. I've been obsessively checking my e-mail and this forum.
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02 Feb 2009, 11:21
Raabend wrote:
Application went to "pending committee review" about 30 minutes ago.

My app was pending for a little less than 2 weeks...it's all about keeping the hope alive today.
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02 Feb 2009, 11:34
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Does anyone know how long they drag the interview invite process? I'm starting to get nervous. I've been obsessively checking my e-mail and this forum.

The UVA website says interviews are conducted from Feb 16 - Mar 2. I don't know how closely they stuck to the listed dates for R1 or in the past. I am, however, certain that they are not done releasing interview invites...hang in there!
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02 Feb 2009, 11:55
For all the invites, when did you receive the e-mail? I'm just trying to see if they send it out in a batch or do they send it out as they decide. If it's batch, then, I can stop checking my e-mail every few minutes.
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02 Feb 2009, 12:44
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Alright so I thought about this over lunch, and I'm going to call Admissions tomorrow and withdraw my application. I think I made up my mind about where to go to school a long time ago, and NYU was always up there at the top even when I was looking at Columbia. At the start of the application season, I set myself a personal goal of making it through to the interview stage at every single school I applied to, and I'm satisfied I was able to accomplish that. As much as I like Darden, I don't think any amount of money is going to make me leave New York. Mainly for personal reasons, but that's a story for another thread.

I have to add here that my Darden visit was by far the most impressive of any I did over the course of the past one year. Other schools might attract applicants who are "more accomplished" when it comes to just numbers and whatever, but the class engagement (in a core accounting class, if you can believe it) I witnessed at Darden was simply unparalleled. And I know it wasn't all because of the case method either, because I sat in on case-driven classes at other schools, too and they had nowehere near the effect on me that the Darden class did. It's absolutely true that Darden attracts (and possibly deliberately favours) a certain type of individual, and I am quite sincerely disappointed I will not get to spend 2 years with such individuals.

But in the end everyone has to make difficult choices and go with where one's personal priorities lie.

Now I am faced with the unenviable task of breaking this news to a Darden alumnus at the New York office of an employer I will almost certainly target for both internship and full-time recruiting. This person spent a lot of time talking to me about his experiences at the school, and (I think) also reached out personally to school administration to put in a good word.

Any worthwhile ideas on what I can and should tell him so as to not piss him off?
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02 Feb 2009, 13:07
liubhs02 wrote:
For all the invites, when did you receive the e-mail? I'm just trying to see if they send it out in a batch or do they send it out as they decide. If it's batch, then, I can stop checking my e-mail every few minutes.

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darden@darden.virginia.edu to me
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02 Feb 2009, 13:07
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After College (allot of my time went towards passing CPA and CFA exams, but also apprenticed at five star restaurant on weekends (cooking is a hobby of mine). Also on the side worked on a startup company that I eventually sold.

Thats a fantastic profile! Congrats.

You apped to 8 schools in R2??!! Way to go!
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