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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 13:57
Is there any point in applying to Stanford in R3?
The deal is that I really want to apply to Stanford but I'm in a real time-crunch for the R2 apps and would rather submit a R2 app in a univ where I have a slightly better chance of getting in.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 14:01
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Is there any point in applying to Stanford in R3?
The deal is that I really want to apply to Stanford but I'm in a real time-crunch for the R2 apps and would rather submit a R2 app in a univ where I have a slightly better chance of getting in.


i'd say if you have the time to apply in any round, then go for it. even if you feel you're chances are slim, i think trying is better than not trying.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 08:11
I know that interviews started back on October 2, but any sense of when the big wave of interview invitations will go (has gone) out?

Given that HBS deadline was 1 week earlier and their wave was on October 16, should we expect Stanford to go out this weekend?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 08:20
I don't think Stanford traditionally does a big wave like that. In the past, they've trickled invites out (literally) all the way until just a few weeks before the deadline. It's agonizing... but you really can't give up hope until the deadline itself. A friend of mine got an invite in January last year and was accepted.

Not sure if anyone else has any more insight here - I would love to be wrong about this and be able to expect news sooner!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 08:47
Last year Derrick Bolton spoke about Round 2 on the Stanford MBA Admissions blog -

25 February 2009
Round 2 Interview statistics

As of this morning, we have invited 275 second-round candidates to interview. We will extend an additional 100-125 interview invitations to second-round candidates in the next couple of weeks.

During that same period, we plan to interview some of the first-round candidates who accepted spots on the waitlist without having interviewed.

I hope this is helpful,
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The deadline for R2 last year was 7 January, so as of 25 February (7 weeks later), between 68%-74% of the interviews had gone out. That means that between 26%-32% (almost 1 in 3) of applicants who would get an invite hadn't heard anything after 7 weeks... It has only been 2 weeks. Based on those numbers, and considering that the first invitation went out October 2, I think that we can safely confide in what adcom says - interview invitations go out until December 16 based on when individual applications are reviewed. And, even then, you can be wait-listed and interviewed during the next round.

My suggestion comes from a Chinese proverb: There are two types of problems in life - those with solutions and those without. If there is a solution to your problem, there is no use worrying about it. You just need to find the solution and put it to work. If there is no solution to your problem, there is no use worrying about it. There is no solution no matter what you do. Hence, there is no use worrying. Our Stanford apps fall into the latter category (unless you're religious, in which case you can pray). So don't worry about it.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 09:26
An interesting math application on interview invite % for R1:

On the low extreme, if we assume that the current trends for application increases have continued (4800 - 5700 - 6600 - 7500) and add 1000 applicants to the pool, we have ~ 8500 applicants for this year. Last year, adcom sent out between 550-600 invites during R1 (see MBA Admissions blog, Dec 19 2008). Assume the lower number for this year, because of increased yields. Assume that a massive number (approximately 1/2) of applicants applied in R1 - about 4250 applicants. At 550 invitations for 4250 applicants, 12.9% of applicants receive an interview invitation. That is artificially low due to our assumptions.

On the conservatively high extreme, we keep the same number of total apps and use the higher interview number. If we read adcom's comment that R2 has grown larger and 'more competitive' than R1 (see website), we assume that R2>R1 in size. Assuming that about a third of applicants apply R3, we'll make the difference between R1 and R2 less than 5% of the applicant pool - leaving R1 in the range of 2650 applicants. At 600 invitations for 2650 applicants, 22.6% of applicants receive an interview invitation. That is a more reasonable estimate, but could be high.

There are hundreds of other variables that would easily make this calculation less accurate. The invite structure could be significantly lower due to higher recent yields, the applicant pool could be significantly larger or smaller, and the breakup between rounds could be completely different. That is why I chose an extreme low - to give that buffer. But, given the above assumptions, we have between 12.9% and 22.6% interview invitation rate for Stanford R1.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2009, 07:18
So no word about interview invitations being sent yet?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2009, 07:42
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So no word about interview invitations being sent yet?


Nope :( Weird tho! considering schools with similar deadlines have started sending or already sent....
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2009, 07:48
Update: Applying in R2 (no longer in R1). Best of luck to those who have submitted!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2009, 23:17
Hey! Count me in for R1. Cheers!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2009, 22:51
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2009, 07:51
hey count me in for R1
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 09:04
Any idea when is Stan gonna send invites?

Anyone on gmatclub got one?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 09:29
Hi Everyone,

I am new to the forum and in for R1.

My info:
Program: MBA Full-time
Area of interest in MBA: general mgmt
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GPA: 3.55, B.Sc Petroleum Engineering
Work experience: 5 years in upstream oil and gas production and development. (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, and Alaska)
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 27 (28 at Mat.)
Gender: Male
Extra-curriculars/community: non-profit charter school fund-raising board, avid (formerly competitive) downhill skier and mountain biking.

Applying to: HBS, Stanford, MIT, Haas

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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 09:01
Has anyone had the opportunity to visit Stanford or participate in a class visit? If so, how was it?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 09:09
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Has anyone had the opportunity to visit Stanford or participate in a class visit? If so, how was it?


The campus is ok, not fancy compared to other schools. Its small too, apparently some new buildings are in the plans.

The class visit was absolutely amazing. Brilliance everywhere - students, prof. The best among those I attended in terms of intellectual capital gained. The prof. even took couple of digs at HBS just for our sake ;)
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 09:18
yea I did a class visit couple of weeks back

it was pretty cool. sat in on a marketing "compressed course" (don't know the exact term for it) but basically they run these 3 to 4 week seminar type classes that meet each day. Clearly different than HBS case method in that it was mostly a lecture but with a lot of student participation. Cool topic: next generation of digital advertising, etc.

Only 30 or so kids in the class
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 09:32
I did a class visit last week. "Global Concepts in Management". What impressed me was the interaction between the professor and students. It was very easy going, though the students were stressed about upcoming midterms. The breadth and depth of students is impressive. And the diversity of the class too. I haven't seen a more diverse class in background and geography. I chatted with a couple of students, who were more than willing to give insights on classes, professors and other schools. This school deserves its high ranking!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 10:14
Thanks for the input! Have any of you also visited HBS? I would be curious to know how you compare both...(in terms of the campus, facilities and classroom experience/students).
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 12:28
triple5soul wrote:
Thanks for the input! Have any of you also visited HBS? I would be curious to know how you compare both...(in terms of the campus, facilities and classroom experience/students).


The facilities have little ground for comparison. Stanford's MBA building is currently a bit discouraging, but they are working on a new setup for the MBA program and the new building will be available sometime in 2010-11. I can't speak of the classroom experience or students.
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