this article makes it seem like apps are down this year, when it's really from last years stats obviously
I think at Wharton, R1 could be slightly down from last year judging by GMATclub activity: last year at this date there were 18 pages of discussions in the Wharton thread, and this year - 16 pages.
But then again, last year the school introduced a bunch of changes to their admissions process, and that may have contributed to more discussions.
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