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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2008, 15:27
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Congratulations!
When/How were you notified?
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got 20k/yr.. too.. :))


Thanks!
email couple of hour ago..


Hrm... I wonder if you got my money? :wink: I sent in my rejection letter earlier this week, and they sent me another award notification... maybe it just got into the system...

Congrats either way!!! Even if Kellogg doesn't end up happening, the $20K at UCLA will be awesome!
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UCLA Visit Guide [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2008, 15:40
Reposted here for future applicants of UCLA

UCLA Campus Visit Guide (unofficial, and some parts taken from Anderson Days):

Alright, dress code is casual, but shirt and slacks or shirt and jeans is good enough. Most students will be wearing short sleeves if the weather is warm.

Expect the infosession to be terrible, that's just how it is and how all of us experienced it. Take out of it the content and the program offerings of Anderson (which are great). If the infosession turns out to be good, then that will be a pleasant surprise.

Class visit, Mondays sometimes Professor Cockrum teaches an "entrepreneurial Finance" class, try to get in on that. HE's a great professor. Professor Abe is also a very good professor to sit in on.

I forgot what you were looking to do as a career, but check out the Price Center for Entrepreneurship, see if you can get face time with Elaine Hagan and get insights from her.

Walk around and see all the club offerings on the bulletin boards between two buildings, eat or have coffee in the Cafe Roma, check out the wonderful library. Talk to Marta at the Financial Aid office, she's wonderful. Skip the admissions office, unless you can talk to the Jessicas (two of them) or Craig. Check out the Student Services office, the AMR office, and talk to the the lady in the Global Management and International Exchange office. She's great. Check with the Career Center and see what they have to offer.

Enjoy the sunshine and campus. Walk around Bruin Walk to where the undergrad dorms are. Check out their football fields, tennis courts, and basketball Pauley Pavillion. Go to the Ackerman Student Union, you'll be amazed that it's a student union. Have Cookie/Ice Cream Sandwiches for $1.50 at Diddy Riese (926 Broxton Ave). You'll love the campus.

What to do in LA Saturday Sunday? Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and Santa Monica. Go to the Santa Monica Pier to see the sunset, check out 3rd street Promenade. Shop the Beverly Hills Fashion Island Mall and all the malls around there. Take a walk around Hollywood, Walk of Fame, Mann Chinese Theater, etc... Venice Beach is also good. Getty Center has a beautiful view of LA (if it's not too smoggy).

alright, is that enough to keep you busy? :)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2008, 10:42
hey guys,

just got an invitation to interview yesterday :shock: After being dinged by Georgetown, didnt think I had a chance at Anderson

Anyways....I already scheduled an on-campus interview in about 3 weeks since i'm going to be on the West Coast by then anyway...but now I'm reconsidering scheduling for an earlier off-campus interview, and getting it done as soon as possible.

Already have an admit to Notre Dame since Feb, and I'm sure they would like an answer sooner than later.

Any advantages of an on-campus interview over a phone interview?? Should I just wait till my scheduled date on campus?

I'd appreciate any thoughts...thanks!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2008, 11:00
CHON, first of all congrats on getting the interview! Have you visited UCLA campus before? If not at all, I would do an on-campus interview to show them you're serious. If you have and want to get the interview over earlier (resulting in a potential earlier decision - not guaranteed), then off-campus would be fine. I always recommend in person interviews since you can really express your feelings and enthusiasm better than on the phone.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2008, 13:07
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CHON, first of all congrats on getting the interview! Have you visited UCLA campus before? If not at all, I would do an on-campus interview to show them you're serious. If you have and want to get the interview over earlier (resulting in a potential earlier decision - not guaranteed), then off-campus would be fine. I always recommend in person interviews since you can really express your feelings and enthusiasm better than on the phone.

Good luck!!!


Hey kryzak,

thanks for the advice....I did think about it and I know I'll be better off having an on-campus interview. I havent been to the campus before, so it'd be nice to explore during my time there.

Already registed for one of the class visits during my stay there....hopefully everything works out great!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2008, 07:19
Does anyone have any stats on how many people were waitlisted in round 2/how many people have been accepted off the waitlist so far? Just trying to get a feel for what my chances are....
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 08:26
I got an interview! Yay! This is a surprise. I have the option of doing it on campus, and since I've never been there, if it doesn't cost me a million dollars...I think I should go there. Thoughts, anyone? Also, how tough is it to get to the campus from the airport? Must I rent a car? Are taxis convenient? Is there any kind of public transportation I could use (don't laugh, I know it's LA, I'm just asking). Please reply ASAP, and many thanks for any and all help/suggestions/etc...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 08:29
A useful tip that I got from the local pimp Avi: Take the FlyAway bus(departing every 30 min) from the airport(LAX) to Westwood. Westwood is at the entrance of UCLA. From there, a 10 min walk will take you to Anderson. Also, this costs only $4 each way. Way less expensive than a $40 cab.

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I got an interview! Yay! This is a surprise. I have the option of doing it on campus, and since I've never been there, if it doesn't cost me a million dollars...I think I should go there. Thoughts, anyone? Also, how tough is it to get to the campus from the airport? Must I rent a car? Are taxis convenient? Is there any kind of public transportation I could use (don't laugh, I know it's LA, I'm just asking). Please reply ASAP, and many thanks for any and all help/suggestions/etc...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 08:42
Thanks NC! I will definitely take the bus.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 10:00
Is there an interview slot for every day during the week or is it only on certain days? I want to plan in advance before requesting a slot... anyone?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 10:35
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Does anyone have any stats on how many people were waitlisted in round 2/how many people have been accepted off the waitlist so far? Just trying to get a feel for what my chances are....


I think UCLA provides the best idea of any school on what your chances are. The FAQ document attached with the waitlist letter provides a pretty good idea. As someone waitlisted at 4 schools, it is the only program that provides such info on # waitlisted applicants, # accepted in recent past, etc. From my back of the envelope calculations, the worst case scenario is 1/5 (20%) and best case scenario is 2/5 (40%). I'm not sure if those are good numbers or bad numbers, but at least it's something to grab onto. Who knows if these are any near representative of other schools...Columbia-please call me :)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 10:37
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Is there an interview slot for every day during the week or is it only on certain days? I want to plan in advance before requesting a slot... anyone?

Well, I asked for the week of the 21st, on campus, and they had interview slots available every day except Thursday, which was completely booked.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 10:52
Would interviewing next week versus the week of the 21st change my chances of getting in?
I'd like some time to prepare but if putting off the interview will hurt me then I'd like to know.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 11:33
yes, if you interview next week you will get in for sure, but if you wait until the 21st, you will be rejected, for sure. I know because I know. :wink:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 12:15
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yes, if you interview next week you will get in for sure, but if you wait until the 21st, you will be rejected, for sure. I know because I know. :wink:

Kry. You guru, you. :lol:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 12:32
haha, but all kidding aside, gmatnoob, don't worry, the week you interview will NOT affect your chances of getting in. Visiting the campus (if you haven't yet) will make more of a difference helping you get in.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 12:33
good thing i didn't take your first response seriously. i would have had a heartache otherwise. :)
cool, i was planning on doing an on-campus interview too so that's good.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 06:45
Maybe I missed this...but did we start a Round 3 roll call?
If not, I will begin the list. Please add yourselves!

Uphillclimb - R3 - interview
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 07:02
Chon--interview

I'm antsy...any tip for this interview?....already have two admits but would really like to get into Anderson
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 09:13
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Chon--interview

I'm antsy...any tip for this interview?....already have two admits but would really like to get into Anderson

From all the chatter on this thread, Clear Admit Wiki, and BW, what I've gathered is that you REALLY need to know "Why Anderson", because UCLA, as good as it is, is often used as a backup school for people who are applying to other elites. Other than that, it seems like any other B-School interview. Know why you need an MBA at this point in your career, be clear about why Anderson fits your particular needs so well, and then be prepared to throw in how you personally will contribute to the Anderson community. At least, this is what I've gleaned, and what I will be doing in my interview.

And if you already have two admits, it sounds like you may already know what you're doing! :-D
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