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Chances for Admission at Stanford/Haas/Kellogg/Columbia? [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2005, 21:58
Hello,

I'm planning on applying to b-school this fall for admission in Fall 2006. What are my chances for being accepted at Stanford, Haas, Kellogg, or Columbia? What should I do to improve my chances, especially at my top choices (Stanford and Haas)?

For Stanford and Haas, is there any benefit to being a California resident?

Any insight would be appreciated -- thank you!

My stats:
- 25 y/o Asian female
- GMAT: 710 (48Q, 40V)

- Undergrad:
Econ major at top 5 liberal arts college
GPA: 3.5
Some leadership experience and extracurricular involvement, but not much

- Work experience:
2 years in boutique consulting
1.5 years (at time of application) in account management role at profitable internet startup

- Volunteer experience:
2 years mentoring a college student through community organization
1 year various volunteer work with non-profit for high school students
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Re: Chances for Admission at Stanford/Haas/Kellogg/Columbia? [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2005, 11:54
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emerveille wrote:
Hello,

I'm planning on applying to b-school this fall for admission in Fall 2006. What are my chances for being accepted at Stanford, Haas, Kellogg, or Columbia? What should I do to improve my chances, especially at my top choices (Stanford and Haas)?

For Stanford and Haas, is there any benefit to being a California resident?

Any insight would be appreciated -- thank you!

My stats:
- 25 y/o Asian female
- GMAT: 710 (48Q, 40V)

- Undergrad:
Econ major at top 5 liberal arts college
GPA: 3.5
Some leadership experience and extracurricular involvement, but not much

- Work experience:
2 years in boutique consulting
1.5 years (at time of application) in account management role at profitable internet startup

- Volunteer experience:
2 years mentoring a college student through community organization
1 year various volunteer work with non-profit for high school students
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The only benefit to being a CA resident in apply to Stanford and Haas is that if accepted at Haas you pay less tuition. From an admission perspective, it may be a little more difficult because there are so many Californians applying to these schools.

You have a competitive profile for the schools on your list. To improve your chances, I have the following suggestions:

1) If your volunteer experience is old, start volunteering at something.
2) Visit the schools you are most interested in while they are in session.
3) Try to add an international element to your profile.

For more information on improving your profile, assessing your chances, and choosing schools, please see Best Practices for 2005 MBA Admissions..

Good luck!
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Thank you! [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2005, 22:35
Thank you -- I wasn't sure if I was way off base in terms of the schools I was targeting. I will follow your suggestions.

One additional question -- do you think there would be a substantial benefit to trying to score higher on the GMAT? Or would my time be better spent improving on other areas of my profile? I don't want my chances to decrease substantially because of a 710 rather than a 740-750, but I want to use my time wisely.
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Re: Thank you! [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2005, 17:04
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emerveille wrote:
Thank you -- I wasn't sure if I was way off base in terms of the schools I was targeting. I will follow your suggestions.

One additional question -- do you think there would be a substantial benefit to trying to score higher on the GMAT? Or would my time be better spent improving on other areas of my profile? I don't want my chances to decrease substantially because of a 710 rather than a 740-750, but I want to use my time wisely.


I think your time could be better spent working on the other areas of your application. Your GMAT is competitive. Your GPA is competitive. They won't worry about your academic ability. They might wonder or prefer someone who has the other elements.

Good luck!
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