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I was hoping my fellow Columbia Business School Applicants could help me figure out some of the admissions requirements:
1) According to the website, applicants don't have to have an interview for admission - Does anyone know if this is true, or have any friends who were accepted without an interview?
2) It says a decision will be released 12 weeks after the application goes complete. It seems a lot of people had their applications go complete end of Jan (including my own application) - Does this mean we won't have a decision until end of April? Doesn't this sound very late, considering all the other top 10 schools release decisions end of March? Does anyone know if Columbia will just give decisions end of March?
Columbia admits 10-15% without interview. I have read speculation that people admitted without interview tend to be (not surprisingly) those with extremely strong qualifications. 3.8+ GPA from a top school, 750+ GMAT, brand name work & extracurriculars, etc. are probably all part of the package.
According to the official thread on BW, the 12 weeks is a top end estimate. They tend to have everything done a lot sooner. My people who's applications came complete in late January have been asked to interview, and decisions seem to come out within a few weeks after interviewing. There have also been reports on BW of people being denied already.
So I guess the majority of people still are interviewed - I was hoping the reason I haven't been invited to an interview was because a lot more students were accepted without one, but since I don't fit that profile that you outlined, I guess that isn't a good enough reason-
Yes you are correct - it does sound like many people whose application went complete in end of Jan have now been invited to interviews.
My name is from Caddyshack. I named my dogs after two of the characters in the movie, and Pelihu is a combination of the two names.
Um, no, haha. I'll turn it into a research project for you. I named one of my dogs after the Judge because they have (kind of) the same hair color. It's his first name. I named my other dog after one the Judge's many antagonists - and because my dog has the same hair color as this person.
Regarding Columbia admissions, they have been announcing decisions for some weeks now. They have rolling admissions, and have been admitting people anywhere from 2 days - 3 weeks after interview. They have also dinged some RD applications without interview so far. I think the consensus is that things begin to look bleak if you don't have an interview request 3-4 weeks after your app comes complete.