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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 09:12
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Yes, I was admitted.


Congrats! Rice is a great school. Otherwise we wouldn't be here, right?
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 09:16
Its unfortunate I can't get some feedback on their decision =/
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 10:24
Long time lurker here. Just thought I'll share my 2 cents - I think notifying them the schools you applied to can both play to your advantage and disadvantage. All the other schools I applied to were ranked higher than rice, and I put the schools on my application. I however had a genuine interest in Rice and not just as a safety school, particularly since I live in Houston. It culminated in an admit and 100% scholarship. I am heavily leaning to Rice at this point in time.

I think seeing other schools on my application made them make the offer more competitive. If they had perceived that I see them as a safety school, it may have resulted in a ding.

Congrats to all Admits, and best of luck to ALL
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 11:08
R2 Full-time applicant here. Still no word from admissions. Seems like most admits/dings have already gone out. Not sure what to make of my situation...
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 14:18
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Long time lurker here. Just thought I'll share my 2 cents - I think notifying them the schools you applied to can both play to your advantage and disadvantage. All the other schools I applied to were ranked higher than rice, and I put the schools on my application. I however had a genuine interest in Rice and not just as a safety school, particularly since I live in Houston. It culminated in an admit and 100% scholarship. I am heavily leaning to Rice at this point in time.

I think seeing other schools on my application made them make the offer more competitive. If they had perceived that I see them as a safety school, it may have resulted in a ding.

Congrats to all Admits, and best of luck to ALL


Agree.

I think something similar is what happened to me, though totally inadvertent on my part. I highly recommend nobody try to "game" the system though.

Rice wants to be a top school, so they want ambitious people and competitive applicants who want to be at top schools. But first and foremost they certainly want people who want to be at Rice specifically and didn't just pick it as a random safety. The earlier point on matriculation is a wise one. Also understand, they need to build a diverse class with a very limited number of spots. Plenty of strong candidates could get a ding simply because there were a lot of other candidates with similar background.

Congrats to all admitted. Good luck to R3 and R4.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 18:31
I got an interview invite the second week of January (r2 applicant) but did not interview till second week of Feb. I just made an excuse that I was out of the country for work because I was too busy working on other applications. Do you think this could have played a role in my Ding. Did they conclude that I was not too keen in their school because I did not interview immediately. I just cant get my head around the fact that I got rejected :) and I would like some sort of closure. Any thoughts guys?
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 18:59
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I got an interview invite the second week of January (r2 applicant) but did not interview till second week of Feb. I just made an excuse that I was out of the country for work because I was too busy working on other applications. Do you think this could have played a role in my Ding. Did they conclude that I was not too keen in their school because I did not interview immediately. I just cant get my head around the fact that I got rejected :) and I would like some sort of closure. Any thoughts guys?



I can't imagine that causing a Ding. These things are so hard to break down. If your grades and GMAT were on par then it comes down to how enthusiastic you came across about the program and if you can bring something unique to the school. I had below average GPA and GMAT but I think my essays were stellar, I met multiple current students out for a beer to pick their brain about the program, went to a ton of school info sessions, and the admin team seemed to love my unique work experience and saw I could bring something unique to the program.

You probably won't get an acceptable answer anywhere. Unless you can get someone from the school to give you feedback. If that's even possible.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 03:01
Hey!
My application shows that I am wait-listed.
What does that mean? Is it a ding or is there actually some kind of waitlist?
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 03:09
Get dinged as well. It was a total nightmare cuz Rice was my first choice. I had a pretty good profile and my interview went really well. The only reason I can think of after reading the previous posts is that I have listed UT McCombs on my application. Actually I have already been admitted by UT and several other very good schools, but I'm definitely heading for Houston if only I received the admit from Rice. Unfortenately the result didn't go well, I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the apearance of the McCombs name on my application. I realized until now that Rice could be a little sensitive to McCombs. Anyway, it was truly heart-broken for me.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2013, 05:43
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Get dinged as well. It was a total nightmare cuz Rice was my first choice. I had a pretty good profile and my interview went really well. The only reason I can think of after reading the previous posts is that I have listed UT McCombs on my application. Actually I have already been admitted by UT and several other very good schools, but I'm definitely heading for Houston if only I received the admit from Rice. Unfortenately the result didn't go well, I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the apearance of the McCombs name on my application. I realized until now that Rice could be a little sensitive to McCombs. Anyway, it was truly heart-broken for me.



I'm so sorry to hear that. I included McCombs on my app as well and I'd venture to guess most Admitted have too. At least you got good news at some other schools. So congrats for that.
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Get dinged as well. It was a total nightmare cuz Rice was my first choice. I had a pretty good profile and my interview went really well. The only reason I can think of after reading the previous posts is that I have listed UT McCombs on my application. Actually I have already been admitted by UT and several other very good schools, but I'm definitely heading for Houston if only I received the admit from Rice. Unfortenately the result didn't go well, I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the apearance of the McCombs name on my application. I realized until now that Rice could be a little sensitive to McCombs. Anyway, it was truly heart-broken for me.


As mentioned before, there are a 1000 different ways to view an candidate's application and the other schools listed on your application is probably a very very small part.

My previous comments are merely pointing out the schools view and matriculation rates, and how this must force them to at least consider (somewhat) who they extend acceptance offers to.

By no means am I saying that the sole reason for rejection is because I or you have UT on there. It is, however, something to think about.

From what I gather, Rice evaluates candidates very differently from other schools. I would not take it personal, especially since you were accepted to other top programs.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 20:16
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Get dinged as well. It was a total nightmare cuz Rice was my first choice. I had a pretty good profile and my interview went really well. The only reason I can think of after reading the previous posts is that I have listed UT McCombs on my application. Actually I have already been admitted by UT and several other very good schools, but I'm definitely heading for Houston if only I received the admit from Rice. Unfortenately the result didn't go well, I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the apearance of the McCombs name on my application. I realized until now that Rice could be a little sensitive to McCombs. Anyway, it was truly heart-broken for me.


I agree with most of the other related comments and would like to weigh in and comment that you shouldn't feel bad that you listed McCombs on your application, or anyone else for that matter. Its obviously founded for applicants to have interest in multiple programs and I am doubtful that they would ding you for being honest and listing McCombs. I understand that some people try to be strategic with what other schools they may list on their applications, but one shouldn't worry themselves after the fact with thinking that one could have been better off withholding information. I am not inclined to skew my story for perceptions sake (not that you did or would), applicants should feel confident applying where they are applying and speak to it because they are. Like another post said, there are a zillion different factors schools use to evaluate candidates and it may come down to a case of similar profiles. Nonetheless, sorry to hear about the ding, but congrats on your other admissions, it sounds like you have some great options to choose from!
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 05:51
hi guys!

congs to all admitted

I need your any opinions pls
for international student who wants to work in Houston in consulting
dose it looks silly to go to Vandy with full scholarship instead of Rice with 50% scholarship?

and any ideas for the same one choosing among

Owen 100% Vs Rice 50% Vs Emory little $ Vs Darden no scholarship?


Thank you so much!
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 06:12
Congratulations on all your options! Definitely good problem to have. Did you attend Diversity Preview of Rice by chance? The schools you applied to were the same ones a guy I met applied to. Anyways to your question...personally, I'll rather incur no debt than amass $50K or more in debt. Besides, in consulting there is no guarantee that you'll work in Houston, your client can be wherever. My advice - choose Owen, network like crazy during b school to get a consulting offer. You can always transfer from any office to the Houston office of the consulting firm.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 06:18
Thank you man:)

by the way are you JP?
I can speak good Japanese:)
seems you do not like to carry any debt
but my friends all want me to go for Rice
location is better than Vandy blabla
and of course it is mainly coz my boyfriend is now in Houston



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Congratulations on all your options! Definitely good problem to have. Did you attend Diversity Preview of Rice by chance? The schools you applied to were the same ones a guy I met applied to. Anyways to your question...personally, I'll rather incur no debt than amass $50K or more in debt. Besides, in consulting there is no guarantee that you'll work in Houston, your client can be wherever. My advice - choose Owen, network like crazy during b school to get a consulting offer. You can always transfer from any office to the Houston office of the consulting firm.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 06:53
I know you already know this but it's worth hearing from others - B school is your choice alone. Try not to let others affect your decision (friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, parents, etc.)

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Thank you man:)

by the way are you JP?
I can speak good Japanese:)
seems you do not like to carry any debt
but my friends all want me to go for Rice
location is better than Vandy blabla
and of course it is mainly coz my boyfriend is now in Houston



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Congratulations on all your options! Definitely good problem to have. Did you attend Diversity Preview of Rice by chance? The schools you applied to were the same ones a guy I met applied to. Anyways to your question...personally, I'll rather incur no debt than amass $50K or more in debt. Besides, in consulting there is no guarantee that you'll work in Houston, your client can be wherever. My advice - choose Owen, network like crazy during b school to get a consulting offer. You can always transfer from any office to the Houston office of the consulting firm.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 06:57
yes
this is exactly what i want to say from heart
I definitely want to go the one i love best
I do not think it is good for either of us if I choose a school just because someone is there。。。。



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I know you already know this but it's worth hearing from others - B school is your choice alone. Try not to let others affect your decision (friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, parents, etc.)

littleflower wrote:
Thank you man:)

by the way are you JP?
I can speak good Japanese:)
seems you do not like to carry any debt
but my friends all want me to go for Rice
location is better than Vandy blabla
and of course it is mainly coz my boyfriend is now in Houston



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Congratulations on all your options! Definitely good problem to have. Did you attend Diversity Preview of Rice by chance? The schools you applied to were the same ones a guy I met applied to. Anyways to your question...personally, I'll rather incur no debt than amass $50K or more in debt. Besides, in consulting there is no guarantee that you'll work in Houston, your client can be wherever. My advice - choose Owen, network like crazy during b school to get a consulting offer. You can always transfer from any office to the Houston office of the consulting firm.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 11:49
Anyone know the reason there is twice as many applicants this year than last according to the 2012 & 2013 threads? I wonder if this reflects an increase in the total apps to the school.
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Re: Calling all Jones (Rice) Applicants! Fall 2013 [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 16:14
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Anyone know the reason there is twice as many applicants this year than last according to the 2012 & 2013 threads? I wonder if this reflects an increase in the total apps to the school.


There is an increase of applicants across the board (from what I hear). Is it a 100% increase? I couldn't say. But it is substantial at other schools as well.
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Thank you man:)

by the way are you JP?
I can speak good Japanese:)
seems you do not like to carry any debt
but my friends all want me to go for Rice
location is better than Vandy blabla
and of course it is mainly coz my boyfriend is now in Houston



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Congratulations on all your options! Definitely good problem to have. Did you attend Diversity Preview of Rice by chance? The schools you applied to were the same ones a guy I met applied to. Anyways to your question...personally, I'll rather incur no debt than amass $50K or more in debt. Besides, in consulting there is no guarantee that you'll work in Houston, your client can be wherever. My advice - choose Owen, network like crazy during b school to get a consulting offer. You can always transfer from any office to the Houston office of the consulting firm.


Hey Flower...

Not Japanese by any measure, but sure does make for a good moniker :). Like others have rightfully said, your choice of b-school is yours to make. You should totally go where you really love to go without incurring too much debt :)

All the best!
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