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Chances at some top programs? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 04:50
Hi, I am applying to MACC programs for entry Fall 2010. Can someone give me an idea of my chances at acceptance?

Undergrad: Top 100 private school (per USNews)
GPA: 3.65 (over a 3.8 in my major)
GMAT: 680 (44q, 40v)
Major: Accounting
Gender/Race: Female/Caucasian
Graduating in May, 2010.

Work experience: I had two 6-month co-op internships (full-time work). One was in finance and the other in investment accounting, both at a top finance firm. I've also had about 3 months of full-time summer work with a small insurance company doing accounting work (mostly ledger balancing, journal entries, etc).

I am looking at: Texas, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington U (Olin), and Boston College.

Also, the programs at WashU and Vanderbilt look great on paper but are not ranked. Anyone have an idea of how well these programs are received by firms?

Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!
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Re: Chances at some top programs? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 09:24
macc2010 wrote:
Hi, I am applying to MACC programs for entry Fall 2010. Can someone give me an idea of my chances at acceptance?

Undergrad: Top 100 private school (per USNews)
GPA: 3.65 (over a 3.8 in my major)
GMAT: 680 (44q, 40v)
Major: Accounting
Gender/Race: Female/Caucasian
Graduating in May, 2010.

Work experience: I had two 6-month co-op internships (full-time work). One was in finance and the other in investment accounting, both at a top finance firm. I've also had about 3 months of full-time summer work with a small insurance company doing accounting work (mostly ledger balancing, journal entries, etc).

I am looking at: Texas, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington U (Olin), and Boston College.

Also, the programs at WashU and Vanderbilt look great on paper but are not ranked. Anyone have an idea of how well these programs are received by firms?

Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!


On paper, you are a very competitive applicant. From your list of schools, Texas and USC are the most competitive programs to get into.

The best way to research whether a school is well received by accounting firms, is to research school's career management office. If many accounting firms have OCR in the Fall for internship and staff positions, that is a good sign.

Another indicator is that (unless the school is highly ranked), if the school's admission standard is above average and its enrollment size in accounting program is huge, that usually is a good sign since accounting firms like to recruit at schools with huge qualified applicant pool.
Re: Chances at some top programs?   [#permalink] 06 Oct 2009, 09:24
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