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# Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants!

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21 Jul 2008, 15:43
VictoryMBA wrote:
Maybe I just don't remember correctly, but these essay questions seem quite a bit more specific and thought intensive than they were last year. The essays last year were essentially why an MBA and why Yale or something along those lines weren't they?

Yes, they are much more specific than last year.
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21 Jul 2008, 15:44
VictoryMBA wrote:
Maybe I just don't remember correctly, but these essay questions seem quite a bit more specific and thought intensive than they were last year. The essays last year were essentially why an MBA and why Yale or something along those lines weren't they?

Check out the second post, I posted last years essays and made some comments on how they're different. I also made some comments on the post right above yours. You're right, they are definitely more specific and tougher than last year.
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21 Jul 2008, 15:49
[/quote]Check out the second post, I posted last years essays and made some comments on how they're different. I also made some comments on the post right above yours. You're right, they are definitely more specific and tougher than last year.[/quote]

I don't think they are tougher as far as the questions themselves. i guess it's personal preference but I think having a question guide you is much easier than being given a blank canvas. Granted, there is one extra question. Also, i do see where you are coming from.

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21 Jul 2008, 15:57
lanter1 wrote:

I don't think they are tougher as far as the questions themselves. i guess it's personal preference but I think having a question guide you is much easier than being given a blank canvas. Granted, there is one extra question. Also, i do see where you are coming from.

Yeah, I think for me the main thing that makes it tougher is the way they changed the leadership question. Outside of work, I led a 15 person team that put on this big event for over 200 people. I planned to use it for all my leadership essays. If the question was the same as last year I'd be able to use this experience for Yale and Tuck. Now, Yale has made the question about work only and blown this option out of the water. Essay 1 is also tougher because last year it was just short-term, long-term, why Yale, which I have clear answers for. Now they have added in a unique element about the impact I want to have on the world which is not something I've put any thought into.
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21 Jul 2008, 16:47
lanter1 wrote:
Please let me know if you will be visiting new haven. I can't wait to meet some fellow GMATclubbers.

When does Yale start scheduling on campus visits? I'll be visiting this fall!

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21 Jul 2008, 19:13
IHateTheGMAT wrote:
lanter1 wrote:

I don't think they are tougher as far as the questions themselves. i guess it's personal preference but I think having a question guide you is much easier than being given a blank canvas. Granted, there is one extra question. Also, i do see where you are coming from.

Yeah, I think for me the main thing that makes it tougher is the way they changed the leadership question. Outside of work, I led a 15 person team that put on this big event for over 200 people. I planned to use it for all my leadership essays. If the question was the same as last year I'd be able to use this experience for Yale and Tuck. Now, Yale has made the question about work only and blown this option out of the water. Essay 1 is also tougher because last year it was just short-term, long-term, why Yale, which I have clear answers for. Now they have added in a unique element about the impact I want to have on the world which is not something I've put any thought into.

What was the big event...can you use it to tie into the impact on the world? Just trying to think of a way to put it all together.
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24 Jul 2008, 02:25
FYI Yale dates announced

Round 1 Oct. 22, 2008 Jan. 16, 2009
Round 2 Jan. 7, 2009 Apr. 10, 2009
Round 3 Mar. 18, 2009 May 8, 2009

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24 Jul 2008, 11:57
FYI...R1 carries a lot of clout from what I have heard.
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24 Jul 2008, 14:29
lanter1 wrote:
FYI...R1 carries a lot of clout from what I have heard.

Hypothetically speaking, if I apply in R1 and I get accepted by January, would I have to pay a deposit? And if so, how much? What happens if I pay and don't go?
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24 Jul 2008, 16:20
sarzan wrote:
lanter1 wrote:
FYI...R1 carries a lot of clout from what I have heard.

Hypothetically speaking, if I apply in R1 and I get accepted by January, would I have to pay a deposit? And if so, how much? What happens if I pay and don't go?

I don't know how much it will be, but you will lose your deposit money if you don't go (the point of a deposit is to hold your seat in class). Otherwise it will be applied to your tuition when you matriculate.
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24 Jul 2008, 16:38
We had to pay our fee in april after being accepted in R1 and yes, you are out of luck if you don't attend.
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24 Jul 2008, 19:16
lanter1 wrote:
We had to pay our fee in april after being accepted in R1 and yes, you are out of luck if you don't attend.

It is $1,000...I think the 5k is only for early decision. I could be wrong. Columbia has a deposit of 6k due within two weeks if you are admitted in the Early Decision round. Manager Joined: 30 Jul 2007 Posts: 129 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Yale SOM 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Jul 2008, 06:56 lanter1 wrote: sarzan wrote: But do you know how much the deposit is? I think Columbia's$5000

It is $1,000...I think the 5k is only for early decision. I could be wrong. So is it$1000 for Yale too?
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28 Jul 2008, 15:46
1000 for yale...below are some stats for the class of 2010:

Class of 2010*

Average GMAT Score 718
Middle 80% range 670-760
Average Quantitative 47 (81st percentile)
Mid 80% GMAT Quantitative 42-50
Average Verbal 42 (95th percentile)
Mid 80% GMAT Verbal 35-47
Average College GPA 3.5
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06 Aug 2008, 07:45
lanter1 wrote:
1000 for yale...below are some stats for the class of 2010:

Class of 2010*

Average GMAT Score 718
Middle 80% range 670-760
Average Quantitative 47 (81st percentile)
Mid 80% GMAT Quantitative 42-50
Average Verbal 42 (95th percentile)
Mid 80% GMAT Verbal 35-47
Average College GPA 3.5

Not sure how many schools actually break down the GMAT sections. Are there any other schools that have such a high verbal average compared with the quant average?
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06 Aug 2008, 08:06
IHateTheGMAT,

Just wondering, where did you get the essay questions? I see that the app is not yet up.
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06 Aug 2008, 08:36
From Clear Admit. Keep an eye on that blog, somehow they get all the essay questions immediately. I guess Yale adcom posted them on some blog or something and that's where Clear Admit got them.
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