Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 12 Jul 2014, 11:35

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Posts: 35
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Finance
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 6

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 13:23
elbie wrote:
Congrats to the new admits!!

beehagit wrote:
Very excited to be able to post in this thread! :-D

For those of you who attended the first admit weekend, do you think it's doable for me to split time between the Kellogg and Booth events (i.e. one day in Evanston, one day in Hyde Park)? I wish the two schools could have coordinated a bit!


Just skip Kellogg ;) If 2nd round weekend is the same as 1st, try to skip the housing tour day (Saturday for us). I thought the friday was better because it was all on campus and a better chance to meet people and get a feel for everything. Either day will still give you a chance to interact with new admits and get a feel for the culture.



In the same boat here, will have to split between K and B for that weekend. IMO, the order in which you visit will make pretty big difference tho, I most likely will go to Kellogg first.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Posts: 15
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 6

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 16:03
whan311 wrote:
elbie wrote:
Congrats to the new admits!!

beehagit wrote:
Very excited to be able to post in this thread! :-D

For those of you who attended the first admit weekend, do you think it's doable for me to split time between the Kellogg and Booth events (i.e. one day in Evanston, one day in Hyde Park)? I wish the two schools could have coordinated a bit!



In the same boat here, will have to split between K and B for that weekend. IMO, the order in which you visit will make pretty big difference tho, I most likely will go to Kellogg first.


Any thoughts on where to stay? I'm thinking of booking a hotel north of the Loop but still pretty close, so I'll just commute for each of the days. Chicago in the evenings and that way I can more easily play on Sunday! :)
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2012
Posts: 158
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 59 [1] , given: 40

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 16:19
1
This post received
KUDOS
There will be shuttles to campus from the Gleacher Center, so you might want to stay near Gleacher.

I always highly recommend Priceline bidding for big discounts on 4 star hotels (I won the 4 star Hyatt for like $60 bucks a night for admit weekend 1). Use www.betterbidding.com and www.biddingtraveler.com to help your bidding.

Posted from my mobile device Image
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Posts: 35
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Finance
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 6

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 16:41
I may drive to Chicago Thursday that way I can move around quicker and easier between schools.

Will look into the bidding options. Thanks Top10MBACandidate.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2012
Posts: 24
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 6

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 04:10
Hello and congrats to all fellow admits. Looking forward to having some time to meet and celebrate at admit weekend.

Someone mentioned a google doc for roommates... should I assume that will be linked up through the admitted students website? Or did someone else start that on their own?
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2012
Posts: 158
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 59 [1] , given: 40

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 06:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
atthegate wrote:
Hello and congrats to all fellow admits. Looking forward to having some time to meet and celebrate at admit weekend.

Someone mentioned a google doc for roommates... should I assume that will be linked up through the admitted students website? Or did someone else start that on their own?


When you join the Facebook Group, look for a post on February 19th. That will give you the people's names you can message to obtain the roomate Google doc. To join the Facebook group, send a friend request to Emily Salans (of the ad com) and she will add you to the group. They keep the group totally secret for privacy (keeping in mind that many people have not told their employers that they are leaving yet).
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Booth-bound!
Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 127
Concentration: Strategy, Sustainability
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V51
GPA: 3.82
WE: Business Development (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 41

Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 06:31
Hello and congrats everyone!

On the Admissions Response Form, why do you think they ask what other schools we applied to, and our statuses at those schools? Do you think that information affects the scholarships they offer to applicants (e.g. applicants who are accepted to other top tier schools receive better scholarships)?

Thanks for your thoughts!
_________________

My GMAT debrief

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 10 Jan 2013
Posts: 40
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing
GMAT 1: 650 Q42 V38
GMAT 2: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.67
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 5

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 06:51
NonYankee wrote:
Hello and congrats everyone!

On the Admissions Response Form, why do you think they ask what other schools we applied to, and our statuses at those schools? Do you think that information affects the scholarships they offer to applicants (e.g. applicants who are accepted to other top tier schools receive better scholarships)?

Thanks for your thoughts!


I heard once- and don't quote me on this, my memory could be foggy- that they want to know to make a hard sell on why you should be going to Booth instead of those other schools. i'm sure it's also done for reporting puposes.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Posts: 35
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Finance
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 6

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 06:56
MBAtLast wrote:
NonYankee wrote:
Hello and congrats everyone!

On the Admissions Response Form, why do you think they ask what other schools we applied to, and our statuses at those schools? Do you think that information affects the scholarships they offer to applicants (e.g. applicants who are accepted to other top tier schools receive better scholarships)?

Thanks for your thoughts!


I heard once- and don't quote me on this, my memory could be foggy- that they want to know to make a hard sell on why you should be going to Booth instead of those other schools. i'm sure it's also done for reporting puposes.


My form is pretty basic with Yay/Nay at the end.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Feb 2012
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 1

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 06:58
Hi Everyone!

Congrats!

Is anyone worried about the social scene at Booth? I hear really mixed reviews. Interested to hear if fellow admitted students share my concern.

Thanks!
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2012
Posts: 24
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 6

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:04
joe563 wrote:
Hi Everyone!

Congrats!

Is anyone worried about the social scene at Booth? I hear really mixed reviews. Interested to hear if fellow admitted students share my concern.

Thanks!


Worried? Not at all. I have a lot of friends who went to Booth and it really is what you make of it. You would have a hard time NOT having fun in downtown Chicago. A lot of the students are clustered in a few different buildings which end up being almost like dorms and I know that TNDC (thursday night drinking club) can get pretty rowdy.
4 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2012
Posts: 158
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 59 [4] , given: 40

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:08
4
This post received
KUDOS
dwinters wrote:
Hi All - could somebody shed some light on how housing works? When's the best time to visit apartments and secure a lease? Is it difficult to secure a lease? (I've heard of waiting lists for the most popular apartments...)

Also - how does one go about finding a roommate? I know there is a google doc going around...are we just supposed to browse and ask around?

Thanks!


These are going to be my personal experiences, so please take everything with a grain of salt.

Admit Weekend is a great time to start your housing search. You won't know availibility of specific units, but you will know a general price range for the building and get a feel for the community, finishes, and up-keep. On Saturday of admit weekend, Booth puts on housing tours and you can choose two neighborhoods. Personally, I was pretty certain I wanted to live in the Loop, so I used the housing tours as a time to explore other options - so I chose to visit the South Loop and River North. On Sunday, I set up private showings of the buildings in the Loop that I was most interested in.

1) South Loop - A lot of people say that the benefit of living in the South Loop was more bang for your buck. Personally, I did not find that to be true (do your own research!). The South Loop is full of shops and restuarants and is very lively. It's less touristy. The commute to campus is faster and there are more options than the commute from the Loop-so that is a benefit. The Boothies in the South Loop seem to have a community feel and they get together for dinner/happy hour. People with cars might prefer the South Loop, because parking tends to be cheaper and they don't force you to do valet like some places in the Loop (aka Millennium Park Plaza - MPP, and I think Columbus Plaza - CP). There is also good greenspace nearby so it is good for people with dogs.

2) River North - The area that we actually visited on the "River North" tour was Streeterville. Streeterville is very quiet with very little shops/restaurants/bars in the immediate surrounding. Of course the walk to River North shopping is not very far, but you are not living amongst it. There are not many Boothies that live in this area. I would personally not want to live in Streeterville.

Then on Sunday we visited several apartment buildings.

1) MPP - Right on Michigan Avenue but South of the Magnificent Mile touristy-area. Right across the street from Millennium Park and some units have great views of the park (no one bedroom units have those views). Forced valet is going to be annoying for people with cars (have to wait to get your car, potential for door dings/scrapes, etc). Parking is $240 a month. The fitness center and indoor pool are nice and well-kept. The finishes in the units vary. No W/D in unit. One bedrooms start at $1595 a month. Overall, pretty good value. It's $40 to join the waitlist. At night, there were some not-so-great characters hanging around - but you will find that in any big city. Just a half-block or so from the public transit that takes you to Hyde Park. Also, they force you to start your lease on the first of the month which is really annoying and clearly they're just trying to make a quick buck. I'm sure this method backfires when everyone tries to move in on the same day.

2) MDA City Apartments-online, this place looks really great. In person, I found the units and the ammenities to be pretty beat up. It's significantly more expensive than MPP. There was broken glass/beer bottles in the community room. I would not consider living there. I believe it was $75 to join the waitlist.

3) Shoreham/Tides - This was the nicest of those I visted in the Loop. It's more expensive than MPP. Tons of closet space, and the properties are extremely well-maintained. W/D in unit. This would be a good area for people with dogs, as it's set back from Michigan Ave and there's a big park that is shared by all the condo buildings in this area. I found the area to be very homey and cozy. However, since it's set back a little bit there's a little more walking involved to get to get to Public Transit - although she said there's a Pedway entrance nearby. I hear these buildings are popular among Boothies, but not as popular as MPP. Parking (for an un-reserved but guaranteed covered spot) is about the same price as MPP, but you can self-park. Free waitlist.

4) Astoria Tower in the South Loop - I visited because the finishes were nice. But ultimately it's not a great location and not worth the extra $$ to me.

5) Columbus Plaza - I didn't actually visit the interior. I stayed at the Hyatt right next door and boy is that area DEAD at night. It's not far from MPP at all, but since it's the same price as MPP and MPP is in a better location, I personally wouldn't consider it.

If you set up your own private tours when you visit, I planned one every hour on the hour. Some leasing agents might keep you walking around forever - so just make sure they know they only get 45 minutes of your time. Shoreham/Tides will take the longest because there are two buildings but we were still able to finish in 45 minutes and wrap up remaining questions via email.

After you have considered the buildings and inquired about their waitlist fees, you can make the decision to join one or multiple waitlists. The waitlists essentially give you notification of available units before they go out to the general public. I think how each building runs their WL is different, so be sure to ask about it if you are curious.

Last edited by Top10MBACandidate on 28 Mar 2013, 07:45, edited 5 times in total.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2012
Posts: 158
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 40

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:09
joe563 wrote:
Hi Everyone!

Congrats!

Is anyone worried about the social scene at Booth? I hear really mixed reviews. Interested to hear if fellow admitted students share my concern.

Thanks!


Not worried at all. Go to admit weekend and your mind will be at ease. I promise.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Aug 2011
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:26
Hello all, I have a question on the Admissions Response Form: when you choose "I accept the offer", can you actually change your mind later in favor of another school, e.g. at the stage when you are required to place the deposits? The deadline for the Form is May 1st - are we supposed to sort out the other schools by then?
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2012
Posts: 158
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 40

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:37
rince wrote:
Hello all, I have a question on the Admissions Response Form: when you choose "I accept the offer", can you actually change your mind later in favor of another school, e.g. at the stage when you are required to place the deposits? The deadline for the Form is May 1st - are we supposed to sort out the other schools by then?

You should not accept the offer until you have decided to come to Booth. The R2 deposit deadline ($2k) is also due May 1. Some people pay the deposit but decide later to go to a different school (yes, you lose your $$). Unless you want to do that, I would advise figuring out where you want to go by may 1! Usually, people pay deposits but don't end up coming because they got somewhere in R3 they wanted to go to more, or got in off the WL of another school they wanted to go to more.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Aug 2011
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:41
Top10MBACandidate wrote:
rince wrote:
Hello all, I have a question on the Admissions Response Form: when you choose "I accept the offer", can you actually change your mind later in favor of another school, e.g. at the stage when you are required to place the deposits? The deadline for the Form is May 1st - are we supposed to sort out the other schools by then?

You should not accept the offer until you have decided to come to Booth. The R2 deposit deadline ($2k) is also due May 1. Some people pay the deposit but decide later to go to a different school (yes, you lose your $$). Unless you want to do that, I would advise figuring out where you want to go by may 1! Usually, people pay deposits but don't end up coming because they got somewhere in R3 they wanted to go to more, or got in off the WL of another school they wanted to go to more.

Thanks! I was missing the deposit information piece - I figured out from last year's thread that such information will be sent separately by AdCom, and only after addressing all additional info pieces I should start filling in the Response Form. This setup was not clear from the acceptance letter though.
3 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Poor but happy
Joined: 06 Mar 2012
Posts: 156
Concentration: Marketing, Healthcare
Schools: Chicago Booth - Class of 2015
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GMAT 2: Q V
WE: Engineering (Health Care)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 44 [3] , given: 27

GMAT Tests User
Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 07:42
3
This post received
KUDOS
Hi everyone! Setting up shop here.
I can't tell what I'm more excited about, the fact that I got into Booth or the fact I get to be a part of rhyme and cheetarah's network :lol:
_________________

My MBA application journey, one step at a time https://spoonfulofmba.wordpress.com

Current Student
User avatar
Status: Booth-bound!
Joined: 12 Jul 2011
Posts: 127
Concentration: Strategy, Sustainability
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V51
GPA: 3.82
WE: Business Development (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 41

Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 08:56
whan311 wrote:
My form is pretty basic with Yay/Nay at the end.


Try clicking the "Yea."
_________________

My GMAT debrief

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Feb 2013
Posts: 21
GMAT 1: 770 Q48 V51
GPA: 3.88
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 14

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 09:23
Just wanted to say hi, and that I'm looking forward to meeting all of you at admit weekend! :)

Top10MBACandidate, thanks for the apartment run-down... I live in Chicago now and am frankly pretty worried about living in the Loop--the Loop at night is the worst!--but I do feel like I'll get the best experience if I'm living around a lot of other Booth students. At least I'll have the opportunity to do plenty of building-scoping on my own time...
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2012
Posts: 158
Schools: Booth '15 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 40

Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 10:01
Cerasi wrote:
Just wanted to say hi, and that I'm looking forward to meeting all of you at admit weekend! :)

Top10MBACandidate, thanks for the apartment run-down... I live in Chicago now and am frankly pretty worried about living in the Loop--the Loop at night is the worst!--but I do feel like I'll get the best experience if I'm living around a lot of other Booth students. At least I'll have the opportunity to do plenty of building-scoping on my own time...


I would tend to agree - the Loop isn't particularly lively at night and I had an unpleasant experience with the after-dark loiterers (nothing major, just enough to dampen my perspective of the Loop area). I think my top choice of neighborhoods would be the true River North area - but it's quite spendy. Plus, I agree with you - I want to live near the rest of the Boothies - so the Loop it is. At least it's close to River North!
Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2013, 10:01
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
25 Experts publish their posts in the topic Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread Top10MBACandidate 160 21 Jan 2013, 13:57
13 Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread MDF 180 15 Dec 2011, 06:17
38 Experts publish their posts in the topic Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread terp26 489 08 Jan 2009, 11:27
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Chicago Booth Class of 2015 - Admitted Students Thread

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    Next  [ 161 posts ] 

Moderator: DefyingGravity



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.