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Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2013, 03:24
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I thought I'd write a retrospective post - in the spring, I was lucky enough to be deciding between three great school -- Columbia, Booth, and Wharton -- and ended up choosing Columbia. I wanted to follow up and give people some thoughts on my choice now that I'm about to start my second semester.
Some details: I'm interested in the investment management space - so HFs / Mutual Funds. For other career options, your decision making process and considerations may look very different..................................................................................................................................................................
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 11:18
FYI essays are out! http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Good luck all, I can't believe it's all starting again.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 11:49
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FYI essays are out! http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Good luck all, I can't believe it's all starting again.


I am submitting my application this month :). I wonder if they automatically give admission to the first submission.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 11:56
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FYI essays are out! http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Good luck all, I can't believe it's all starting again.


Wow, we are officially not the current applicants anymore, we're just has-beens! Reading those essays just gave me major heart burn. Good luck everyone who is applying! Let me know if I can be of any help! Might want to wait until I'm actually at school and know about Columbia though...
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 11:57
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FYI essays are out! http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Good luck all, I can't believe it's all starting again.


I am submitting my application this month :). I wonder if they automatically give admission to the first submission.


This month hailmary! You probs won't have even heard from your waitlists by that point! They've gotta respect the first applicant I would think! Dedication! Good luck!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 12:01
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FYI essays are out! http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Good luck all, I can't believe it's all starting again.


I am submitting my application this month :). I wonder if they automatically give admission to the first submission.


This month hailmary! You probs won't have even heard from your waitlists by that point! They've gotta respect the first applicant I would think! Dedication! Good luck!


Yes, but if I get my CBS admit (BIG "IF") by start of Aug, I will matriculate. Plus, I am applying for the J-term, so we both will be classmates.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 13:05
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FYI essays are out! http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Good luck all, I can't believe it's all starting again.


I am submitting my application this month :). I wonder if they automatically give admission to the first submission.


This month hailmary! You probs won't have even heard from your waitlists by that point! They've gotta respect the first applicant I would think! Dedication! Good luck!


Yes, but if I get my CBS admit (BIG "IF") by start of Aug, I will matriculate. Plus, I am applying for the J-term, so we both will be classmates.[/quote]

Ah very cool. Well best of luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 13:32
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I am submitting my application this month :). I wonder if they automatically give admission to the first submission.


I'm throwing my hat in as well; good luck man.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 22:26
Can't believe people are ready to apply already! *shudders*

Good luck to everyone..
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2013, 01:17
I'm in for ED! I really like these essays... they seem much easier than last year's! very practical questions, less of all that BS fluff.


Also I have a 710 gmat and am thinking about retaking. How much do you think scoring a 750 would increase one's chances?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2013, 04:17
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I'm in for ED! I really like these essays... they seem much easier than last year's! very practical questions, less of all that BS fluff.


Also I have a 710 gmat and am thinking about retaking. How much do you think scoring a 750 would increase one's chances?


Are you going to apply even if you get into Duke?

Honestly, 710 is good enough for any school - now, if you are from an overrepresented background (indian IT, white finance male etc), then a 750 might help more. With my super low score (<640), I was waitlisted at 3 top schools and invited for an interview at other 2. I think after you hit 680+, it comes down how you execute your application.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2013, 05:05
I agree with you, except I am from a very over represented background: white male finance. I also want to go into a competitive field, investment managment. I'm also coming from a very frowned upon Bschool career, proprietary trading.

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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2013, 11:51
I will be reapplying to Columbia this year. I am still praying I get off the WL at NYU before but need to be realistic. This was my first application last year and I have improved greatly on what needs to be included. Hoping they are favorable to reapplicants but we shall see...
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2013, 11:53
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I will be reapplying to Columbia this year. I am still praying I get off the WL at NYU before but need to be realistic. This was my first application last year and I have improved greatly on what needs to be included. Hoping they are favorable to reapplicants but we shall see...


I have heard that CBS loves reapplicants. Not sure if I have the stats to back this.
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2013, 12:05
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I will be reapplying to Columbia this year. I am still praying I get off the WL at NYU before but need to be realistic. This was my first application last year and I have improved greatly on what needs to be included. Hoping they are favorable to reapplicants but we shall see...


I have heard that CBS loves reapplicants. Not sure if I have the stats to back this.


Mappleby's success is all the stats you need ;) Good luck!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 21 May 2013, 14:30
Re-taking GRE next Tuesday and hoping to do MUCH better...like others, I'm on too many wait lists, and I gotta start looking at possibly reapplying next year. I've also heard that Columbia loves reapplicants. Can't believe their application is already available! Sucks I gotta do the reapplicant essay but oh well, it's worth it!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 15:09
Random question...

As a reapplicant, I can't review my prior application. I had it saved on my work computer but had a switch of computers a few months back and apparently it didn't copy over. I don't think it's a big deal when re-doing the extracurriculars and what not if they aren't word for word the same as the last year but do other people have insight/thoughts?
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 17:37
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Random question...

As a reapplicant, I can't review my prior application. I had it saved on my work computer but had a switch of computers a few months back and apparently it didn't copy over. I don't think it's a big deal when re-doing the extracurriculars and what not if they aren't word for word the same as the last year but do other people have insight/thoughts?


As long as your dates are consistent, I think you're fine!
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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2013, 15:21
Most likely in for RD, probably submit around November. I'm planning on going out to NYC to visit in October.

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Re: Columbia: Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2013, 15:28
Does anyone know if there is any advantage at all to applying earlier in the RD cycle? Will you hear back earlier if you submit in say September for RD vs October or November?

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Most likely in for RD, probably submit around November. I'm planning on going out to NYC to visit in October.
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