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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2007, 19:02
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Thanks guys, unfortunately, Columbia is really tough, especially so during the RD round. My interviewer suggested a number of times that it would be particularly tough for someone of my demographic (Chinese, male), and I imagine that it is even though for Indians at this point. He seemed to have the clear belief that Columbia does in fact like high GMAT scores, but that they tend to admit these types during ED; and that they used the RD round to fill out the class.

Anyhow, WL is a small consolation I guess, though it probably just means waiting several more months before final rejection. Nothing more than luck at this point, if a spot happens to open and they need someone with exactly my profile. Columbia and NYC would have been great, but I'm going to start making other plans going forward.

Good luck to those still waiting.


This is a shocker!
Competition has been particularly fierce this year.
Did we pick a wrong year to apply?

Who knows? Standford might send you an love call.
Good Luck!
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2007, 20:17
Sorry to hear that P.

We all were so sure about this one. WTF

Anyways.... I am sure better things await you so keep your chin up.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 05:30
pelihu wrote:
Thanks guys, unfortunately, Columbia is really tough, especially so during the RD round. My interviewer suggested a number of times that it would be particularly tough for someone of my demographic (Chinese, male), and I imagine that it is even though for Indians at this point. He seemed to have the clear belief that Columbia does in fact like high GMAT scores, but that they tend to admit these types during ED; and that they used the RD round to fill out the class.

Anyhow, WL is a small consolation I guess, though it probably just means waiting several more months before final rejection. Nothing more than luck at this point, if a spot happens to open and they need someone with exactly my profile. Columbia and NYC would have been great, but I'm going to start making other plans going forward.

Good luck to those still waiting.


a total shock..well, i am also WL @ Col and we are in the exact same age group.....may be it has something to do with age....I still cannot believe that you did not get in after such a super interview, 780 GMAT etc....Good Luck with WL.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 07:55
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D@mn, this thread is deader than a doorknob as well. No good news for me, I've been put on the WL. D@MN IT, I knew that this was going to happen. In fact, during my interview, my interviewer actually said "I'm going to write you a great recommendation and I definitely think that you'll be a great fit at Columbia, but they tend to admit people from more diverse backgrounds during this round." He went on to suggest that if they didn't admit me I should look into the January option starting next year, or applying in the ED round; he though I'd be a prime candidate for those rounds.

I actually don't think the chances for getting off the WL are good this year, so I'm not holding my breath. I wish I could have been ready to apply ED this year; RD at Columbia is pretty tough. Oh well, doesn't hurt to dream a little I guess.


I am really socked to hear that P...

Still I am not able to understand what schools are looking for ... an exception GMAT... solid work ex.... what they need..... :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 09:19
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D@mn, this thread is deader than a doorknob as well. No good news for me, I've been put on the WL. D@MN IT, I knew that this was going to happen. In fact, during my interview, my interviewer actually said "I'm going to write you a great recommendation and I definitely think that you'll be a great fit at Columbia, but they tend to admit people from more diverse backgrounds during this round." He went on to suggest that if they didn't admit me I should look into the January option starting next year, or applying in the ED round; he though I'd be a prime candidate for those rounds.

I actually don't think the chances for getting off the WL are good this year, so I'm not holding my breath. I wish I could have been ready to apply ED this year; RD at Columbia is pretty tough. Oh well, doesn't hurt to dream a little I guess.


I am really socked to hear that P...

Still I am not able to understand what schools are looking for ... an exception GMAT... solid work ex.... what they need..... :?:


good question and no one has an answer....if you follow Kellogg R2 thread on BW, you will realize that at least 3 people have been accepted at K with GPA less than 2.7 and there are so many who have been rejected with stellar records.....
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 09:44
I have had the feeling that R1 is more about numbers, while R2 is often used to fill out diversity in a class. For those in overrepresented demographics, especially Asian & Indian males, R2 is extremely tough because numbers don't seem to do the trick. This seems particularly true with Columbia.

My suggestion (unfortunately it is too late for all of us this year) is for people from overrepresented groups to apply in the earliest rounds. I believe that many schools tend to go more by the numbers in the early rounds, so that they have the "numbers juice" that can allow them to admit people with weaker numbers buy more diversity factors in the later rounds.

That's just my observation based on personal observations, and specifically the conversation I had with my Columbia interviewer.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 09:57
I always thought it was the other way around: ED - yield mgt. game so easier to get in because probability that an applicant will matriculate is much greater. R2 - about numbers.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 10:39
Sorry to hear that Pelihu but I am sure better places are waiting for you....
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2007, 15:48
Pelihu,

same here...asian male.....I agree with you over there that it's more to round up a class. Judging from my correspondance with my WL manager and the WL letter, it appears that they are just waiting to see who will matriculate b4 they turn to the WL. I tried to flesh out on how to beef up my application but I got nothing concrete from the WL manager.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 13:03
Just got dinged... was always going to be a long shot
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 13:32
yb wrote:
Just got dinged... was always going to be a long shot


Sorry to hear that yb, sucks. How was your interview?

You have a good profile, do you have any admissions yet?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 17:43
Pelihu,

Sorry about the WL. Want to come with me to Bujumbura so we can become citizens of Burundi? we can fly through to whatever school we want ;)

Anyway, I agree about latter rounds being hard on overrepresented demographics because of the diversity factors. I noticed this in INSEAD R2, lots of Indians getting WLd and dinged (Apparently INSEAD too tries to work on diversity numbers and WLs overrepresented demographics so they can play with the numbers later on). Guess I was lucky being in R1.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 17:53
That's too bad yb. The RD round has really felt tough this year.

Yogil80, I agree that the only thing that will get us off the WL is pure luck - if a spot opens and they happen to need someone exactly like us. I believe in years like this one, where application volume is apparently up significantly, it's tough to get off the WL.

Necromonger, if we can get our citizenship in a few hours as we pass through then let's do it!
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 18:53
Pelihu,

It suxs thinking that I am WL cos of my ethnicity....not that I can help it. I guess thats how the game is played. I sincerely wish you the best of luck. :) Cheers!
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2007, 09:15
Well I got my DING. :-(

I feel a little disapointed, especially after being accepted at Wharton and INSEAD. My interview went very well and lasted almost 2 hours. I guess competition was very tough.

Well, good luck for the other waiting to hear from Columbia.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2007, 08:28
just got an interview invite for round 2

i applied on the 9th of January, so I am quite suprised they were waiting for so long to decide either way

anyone knows what it means if a person gets an interview so late in the process? how many people who interview with CBS get in, any ideas??

well, I think this means that we should never give up on interview invites until the end:)
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2007, 08:44
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Pelihu,

It suxs thinking that I am WL cos of my ethnicity....not that I can help it.


I don't think you mean quite what you wrote.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2007, 09:50
I believe CBS admits about 1/3 of the people that they interview. Unfortunately, there have been lots of reports from people who had great interviews that were still WL or dinged.

Good luck with your interview, you will probably receive a decision a few days after completing it. They probably won't make you wait.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2007, 09:45
I'm in.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2007, 09:46
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In like flynn.


Way to go!
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