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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 08:39
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Someone B-week posted of an interview invite for mid-west! :shock:

*goes back to the e-mail window, and stares at the screen...hoping to force an invite*


my plan: omg omg omg...hooks up laptop to projector/TV and open email...becomes a couch potato and plays bee-gee's "staying alive"

now only if dratted work doesn't get in the way :P
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 08:51
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but let's be honest, comparing it to Stanford's selectivity is extreme and incorrect.

I'm not sure I understand this point. If MIT has an acceptance rate of ~9% for the class of 2012, wouldn't that likely make it the 2nd most selective school in all the land (to Stanford)?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 09:00
Go MIT!

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 09:10
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577 admits / 4704 applicants = 12.2% MIT accept rate. Contrast with 7-8% at Stanford -- 50% difference.

Not that I'm a fan of Stanford's ridiculous selectivity.


Me neither

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 09:26
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Someone B-week posted of an interview invite for mid-west! :shock:

*goes back to the e-mail window, and stares at the screen...hoping to force an invite*


Houston, we have a problem...staring at the screen is not working. :wall

Please advice! :stupid
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 10:38
GordonBombay wrote:
Am I the only one that's a little shocked to hear that MIT releases admissions decisions to third parties before it notifies the applicant?

As if it's not bad enough to hear from the school you've been denied, but to hear it unofficially from a friend first would be terrible.


I'm a little bit jealous :?
Not only do these people have high-flying-in-the-know-sloan-grad friends who take the time to write them a letter of support and have direct lines to Mr.Garcia .... but they ALSO get put out of their misery sooner than us :(

I am 99.9% sure I am not getting in. But that damn 0.1% is driving me nuts.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 12:06
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GordonBombay wrote:
Am I the only one that's a little shocked to hear that MIT releases admissions decisions to third parties before it notifies the applicant?

As if it's not bad enough to hear from the school you've been denied, but to hear it unofficially from a friend first would be terrible.


I'm a little bit jealous :?
Not only do these people have high-flying-in-the-know-sloan-grad friends who take the time to write them a letter of support and have direct lines to Mr.Garcia .... but they ALSO get put out of their misery sooner than us :(

I am 99.9% sure I am not getting in. But that damn 0.1% is driving me nuts.


Well, it doesn't seem like having such friends helped them that much, and I think it's rather unprofessional to disclose admissions information to people like that.

I'm getting a little nervous, but it seems like only a small group out of NYC has gotten invites, is that right?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 12:23
I second that... seems like not too many people out of NYC have reported interviews. However, could someone who received one let us know whether a lot of interview slots are still open? That may indicate whether all interview invites have gone out for the NYC region.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 12:42
hi fellow posters, just to clarify a couple of things:

[mtorc1] - my definition of letter of support (LOS) = a reference letter sent directly to the admin office speaking from a personal point of view - yes, this is in addition to the required letters of recommendation.
[mtorc1/gordonbombay] - yes, it seems like LOS dont necessarily matter in the grand scheme of things (my friend did think that this was weighed more at MIT compared to other schools tho). not sure if everyone that sends one gets a response from Garcia (my other Sloan grad friend doesnt appear to have gotten one).
[bwizzle] - the comment about Stanford was almost a direct quote from Garcia (i am not disputing or supporting it)
[gmatbschool/gordonbombay] - i did think it was rather unprofessional of MIT to release that information to a third party, but i was also glad to be put out of my misery and i actually appreciated hearing it from a friend.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 13:23
I'm in Seattle, and I haven't heard anything yet.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 14:00
There were 50 ny slots. most were filled except for 4-5 of them. not sure how many they usually send per/region.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 14:06
Bleh, that means it's probably a done deal for all NYC applicants. Good luck to all of you who received an invite!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 14:32
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There were 50 ny slots. most were filled except for 4-5 of them. not sure how many they usually send per/region.


Hmmm 50 slots down but MIT does about 350-400 each round correct?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 14:55
MIT is super selective.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 15:42
I am getting more and more convinced that MIT is interviewing fewer people this year for R2. 50 slots for NYC region sounds very low to me. NYC is supposed to be the biggest hub city for them. I think it means they will have fewer than 50 in every other region.

To the person who said it is not logical for MIT to take fewer people from R2... I don't understand and I don't agree. The R2 deadline was Jan 12th. R1 decision date was Feb 1st or something. So the adcom had the R2 apps for ~3 weeks and could have made a decision to take in more people from R1.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 03:12
Ding for me - just received an email a minute ago. I am based in London. Good luck to those who get invites!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 03:12
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 03:13
Just received my ding email... very disapointing!

I really though my MIT's app was my strongest application.

here is what Rod Garcia wrote

"....As you no doubt realize, the MIT Sloan School is comparatively small, with approximately 324 MBA students entering each year. While our size offers advantages to both our students and faculty, it also creates an extremely difficult selection process––this year, over 4,700 candidates will compete for the 324 places in the class. I think it is no exaggeration to say that the majority of our applicants would be good students for our program. Since we have so few spaces to offer, the problem is not only choosing academically and professionally qualified applicants, but also choosing the very strongest candidates from a field of extraordinarily talented individuals...."
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 03:19
Ding for me too. :(
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 03:30
Ding here too :(
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