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# Calling Stern/NYU Applicants

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12 Mar 2008, 17:42
Hey Everybody,

I didn't want post in here after my Cornell Ding and Yale WL (sorry, after many years of baseball I occasionally have weird superstitions!) but was just accepted today.

Here is a bit of my profile:

Age: 24
GMAT: 690
Undergard: 3.66, first year was 2.7, transferred and last three years was 3.91. Not a well-known school...
WE: 1 year of IT (Sys Admin, also worked in Business Development), 1 year of Management Consulting

Tip for NYU: Show enthusiasm! I connected with as many alumni and current students as I could without being annoying. Even though I don't have the most stellar profile, I feel I was able to get in because I was able to show why NYU was the best fit. For example, I visited twice before hearing about acceptance, and kept in touch with every person I met there.

Good luck to everyone, and I hope to see some of you this Fall!
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12 Mar 2008, 17:54
Many congratulations jsnooky, did you apply R2 or R1 ?
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12 Mar 2008, 18:03
jsnooky33 wrote:
Hey Everybody,

I didn't want post in here after my Cornell Ding and Yale WL (sorry, after many years of baseball I occasionally have weird superstitions!) but was just accepted today.

Here is a bit of my profile:

Age: 24
GMAT: 690
Undergard: 3.66, first year was 2.7, transferred and last three years was 3.91. Not a well-known school...
WE: 1 year of IT (Sys Admin, also worked in Business Development), 1 year of Management Consulting

Tip for NYU: Show enthusiasm! I connected with as many alumni and current students as I could without being annoying. Even though I don't have the most stellar profile, I feel I was able to get in because I was able to show why NYU was the best fit. For example, I visited twice before hearing about acceptance, and kept in touch with every person I met there.

Good luck to everyone, and I hope to see some of you this Fall!

WELL DONE!!!

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12 Mar 2008, 18:33
bsd_lover wrote:
Many congratulations jsnooky, did you apply R2 or R1 ?

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12 Mar 2008, 18:52
Welcome to the list jsnooky22. When did you interview ? How long did it take Stern to make their decision ?

R1
max125 720/(7.81/10)/3.25 yrs - WL without Interview
uvs_mba - WL without Interview
aceman626 WL without Interview
vchhaochharia 720/(9.4/10)/5 yrs - DWI
gz2nyc 710/2.x/5yr (09/2008) - DWI
pats 660/3.4 GPA/4.5 yrs exp
playoptions 690/3.7/2.5 yrs w/e
Texas_Dawg 730/3.0/6 yrs
wondee
caffine
caffine's hubby
jay02

R2
bsd_lover - submitted 1/15 Interviewed on campus
ryguy904 - 680/3.8/5yrs@matr/White Boy - submitted 1/6 - WL without Interview
nyrberg - 740/3.84/3yrs/white - submitted 1/15 - WL without Interview
nupurgupt - 700/3.67/2.5yrs/indian - submitted 01/15 - DWI
gmat_march - 720/3.66/3.5yrs@matr/Indian - submitted 1/15 - DWI
Ozmba - submitted 01/13
rajpdsouza - submitting 1/14 or 1/15
prospective mba - submitted 1/07
Audio - submitted 1/15 2 hours before deadline...
Iwannabe - submitted 1/15
skoogle - 700/5 WE/Indian/Submitted Jan 14
DeK - 680/submitted 15/1 / 6WE / Indian abroad
hotdog - submitted 1/14

R3
navy01 - submitted 12/03
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12 Mar 2008, 19:01
Submitted: 1/10/08
Invite to Interview: 2/11/08
Interview: 2/25/08
ACCEPTED: 3/12/08

I hope this helps you. Please contact me if you have any questions about Stern. Throughout the process, they just blew me away with how much they actually cared about the applicant. For example, when you interview, they give you a customized packet of clubs and programs you might be interested in. Also, the interview dives into more detail than most other schools. I was actually a bit miffed with Cornell and Yale for the interview because they did it blind. While one can debate on the merits of doing it that way, I felt with how much time I put into each application that the school should have at least had a person interview you who is familiar with your application.
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12 Mar 2008, 19:17
I had a similar experience nooky. They knew my application inside out, especially my creative app. They have all these nice little touches (e.g. thank you postcard for applying, t-shirt when you visit to interview), which make you feel good about applying there.

I interviewed 5th March, so there is plenty of time yet.
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13 Mar 2008, 04:42
jsnooky33 wrote:
Hey Everybody,

I didn't want post in here after my Cornell Ding and Yale WL (sorry, after many years of baseball I occasionally have weird superstitions!) but was just accepted today.

Here is a bit of my profile:

Age: 24
GMAT: 690
Undergard: 3.66, first year was 2.7, transferred and last three years was 3.91. Not a well-known school...
WE: 1 year of IT (Sys Admin, also worked in Business Development), 1 year of Management Consulting

Tip for NYU: Show enthusiasm! I connected with as many alumni and current students as I could without being annoying. Even though I don't have the most stellar profile, I feel I was able to get in because I was able to show why NYU was the best fit. For example, I visited twice before hearing about acceptance, and kept in touch with every person I met there.

Good luck to everyone, and I hope to see some of you this Fall!

congrats snooky!!!

Glad to finally see some love from Stern!!!!!!!!
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13 Mar 2008, 04:54
congratulations snooky!!!
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13 Mar 2008, 06:13
I see some R2 admits being reported on BW...
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13 Mar 2008, 12:00
Yup just checked my status. Apparently it takes "upto 3 weeks" before they get back to me. Oh well...
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14 Mar 2008, 08:22
It was running at about a fortnight when I last heard (ie - someone I took to lunch emailing me about getting in)
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17 Mar 2008, 10:41
finally got my ding.
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17 Mar 2008, 10:45
Bummer! Sorry to hear that. Did you get it this morning?

I'm thinking that I'm not far behind....
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17 Mar 2008, 10:48
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Bummer! Sorry to hear that. Did you get it this morning?

I'm thinking that I'm not far behind....

Got it 10 minutes or so before my post.

I'm 3/4 with dings so far and the 1 that wasn't a ding was a WL. It seems I didn't do enough to qualm adcomm's fears about my age and amount of work experience.
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17 Mar 2008, 10:53
That's what I'm worried about as well. I'm fearing that with the increase in applications they will especially lean towards chosing older applicants.

are you waiting on any more than just gtown?
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17 Mar 2008, 11:02
hotdog wrote:
are you waiting on any more than just gtown?

Columbia. I actually just got an e-mail this morning that said my status had changed and it made me nervous as hell. But all it said was that my app was under review. I'm pretty much considering Columbia as a ding already anyways considering my success (of lack thereof) at the other schools.

So yeah, more or less, just Gtown. How 'bout you?
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17 Mar 2008, 11:13
hotdog wrote:
How 'bout you?

I only applied to Stern, Gtown, and UW (foster)--and I haven't heard anything from any of them. I probably should have done more, but it took me so much time to put those together, I'm amazed by the folks who were able to do 5 or 6 aps.

So, I'm thinking it looks pretty bleak at this point, but trying to stay objective about my chances.

Fingers crossed that we'll both get invites to gtown!!
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18 Mar 2008, 06:43
It feels like its been ages since I submitted my Stern application. This is unbeleiveable! Has anyone out of the remaining 6 heard anything from Stern?

Stern has definitely exceeded it's reputation of a hard nut to crack. Did any of the dinged applicants care to schedule a feedback session?
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18 Mar 2008, 09:08
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