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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 11:31
I an't wait lanter! Take your time, make it super detailed so we can savor every morsel or yalie goodness.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 17:43
I am going to do this in pieces and then merge as I only have 5 minutes. First of all, the admissions staff is the most cordial and thoughtful group I have encountered. They did everything in their power to ensure that students felt welcomed and at home while in New Haven. The WHOLE ADMISSIONS staff was exceptional. It was also said a lot that SOM is not a business but rather a management school that trains leaders across all industries and for any situation. They want leaders and not just business professionals who come from very diverse backgrounds. Diversity to them is not just ethnic, but is all-encompassing. They want students from various industries and different parts of the US and the world along with ethnic diversity.

New Haven was great. Whoever said New Haven was bad has not been in the last three or four years.

That was my teaser. ':-D' I will post the rest tomorrow night in great detail.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 21:36
Cut the foreplay and let's get it on.....







...with the story of course!
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2007, 11:01
Yes, holler on, buddy! Fill us in.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2007, 18:17
New Haven is great...don't buy the negative hype. SOM is a family and a great place for families. SOM is committed to diversity. SOM is a management school. If you attend, you better have passion for SOM

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2007, 20:13
awesome lanter, thanks.

did they talk about how many interviews they have already sent out, and when's the timeframe the invites till go out until? I supposed if i haven't received an invite now i'm dead meat.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2007, 20:27
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The most impressive was the answer to Yale's ranking...he became passionate. He said that SOM will not sacrifice what it has become to get a higher ranking. He said that they could get a higher ranking, but that they would have to sacrifice what the school IS.

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Did he say the actual thing Yale would have to sacrifice in order to get a higher ranking?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2007, 20:28
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lanter1 wrote:
The most impressive was the answer to Yale's ranking...he became passionate. He said that SOM will not sacrifice what it has become to get a higher ranking. He said that they could get a higher ranking, but that they would have to sacrifice what the school IS.

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Did he say the actual thing Yale would have to sacrifice in order to get a higher ranking?


Those were not his exact words but a summary of his point.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2007, 20:29
aceman626 wrote:
awesome lanter, thanks.

did they talk about how many interviews they have already sent out, and when's the timeframe the invites till go out until? I supposed if i haven't received an invite now i'm dead meat.


No actual number but they invite 40% of applicants to interview and about 40% of those are asked to attend.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2007, 08:08
anyone who submitted their apps 10/24 gotten an invite yet?
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2007, 08:24
Nope. Looks like I'm going to go 0/3.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 10:48
I just got back from the Duke div weekend, and had an excellent time. They really went all out. I really enjoyed the students, the "team fuqua" spirit, and the even Durham was beautiful. Nonetheless, Yale still seems to hold a special place in my mind (on paper), but I haven't had a chance to tour the b-school yet. Do you mind doing a comparison/pros& cons of Yale vs. Duke after having been to both diversity weekends. Thanks so much!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 17:51
VictoryMBA wrote:
I just got back from the Duke div weekend, and had an excellent time. They really went all out. I really enjoyed the students, the "team fuqua" spirit, and the even Durham was beautiful. Nonetheless, Yale still seems to hold a special place in my mind (on paper), but I haven't had a chance to tour the b-school yet. Do you mind doing a comparison/pros& cons of Yale vs. Duke after having been to both diversity weekends. Thanks so much!


From a building and tech standpoint Duke is superior, but from a community standpoint I felt Yale had a slight edge. However, I did not spend a whole weekend at Duke so my opinion may be a little swayed. they are both great places and personally I have them listed as 1 and 1A...I hope one accepts me and the other denies/waitlists. Duke holds a special place for me because my mom had cancer sugery at the hospital, but Yale is Yale and I loved New Haven and the people I met. Slight edge to Yale but not by much. I hope this helps.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 07:29
Just realized Yale takes into consideration all GMAT scores, not just the highest. I guess that's a fat DING coming for me...


Damn should've never taken that first time (550), I went in there not fully prepared but I thought I had nothing to lose. I was under the impression that all schools take the highest, or at least say they do. Which other schools officially consider all scores?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 08:17
aceman626 wrote:
Just realized Yale takes into consideration all GMAT scores, not just the highest. I guess that's a fat DING coming for me...


Damn should've never taken that first time (550), I went in there not fully prepared but I thought I had nothing to lose. I was under the impression that all schools take the highest, or at least say they do. Which other schools officially consider all scores?


Wow? Is that really so? If it's in fact true, this would be the first program in the top 20 that I know of that takes into the consideration all GMAT scores...
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 08:20
Or the only program to be honest and actually say it first.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 08:31
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Or the only program to be honest and actually say it first.


Let me diagree with you on this one. It is actually to the school's advantage to look at, accept and report your highest GMAT score so that the school's reported GMAT mean/median looks better. Moreover, most schools encourage applicants to take the GMAT more than once to improve their scores. It is in the interest of the program to do so.
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Or the only program to be honest and actually say it first.


Let me diagree with you on this one. It is actually to the school's advantage to look at, accept and report your highest GMAT score so that the school's reported GMAT mean/median looks better. Moreover, most schools encourage applicants to take the GMAT more than once to improve their scores. It is in the interest of the program to do so.

using the gmat to consider an applicant for admission is different than using to boost rankings. im sure when yale reports its average gmat it will use the highest gmat for each student.
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Or the only program to be honest and actually say it first.


Let me diagree with you on this one. It is actually to the school's advantage to look at, accept and report your highest GMAT score so that the school's reported GMAT mean/median looks better. Moreover, most schools encourage applicants to take the GMAT more than once to improve their scores. It is in the interest of the program to do so.

using the gmat to consider an applicant for admission is different than using to boost rankings. im sure when yale reports its average gmat it will use the highest gmat for each student.


True. All I am saying is that I find it odd that Yale looks at all of the GMAT scores. It seems a little unfair for the applicants who didn't do too well the first time they took the test (maybe because I take it personally since I didn't score very well the first time I took mine).
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2007, 08:48
I did discuss this with the adcom during my school visit

Here is what they have to say

Yale takes into consideration the TOP Quant/Verbal Scores from multiple attempts

Thats a huge advantage if you did well in Q in one attempt and verbal in the other

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