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# Does Zip Code Matter?

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01 Jan 2010, 10:08
Does Zip Code Matter when applying to business school, provided all other attributes (GMAT, GPA, EC, Work Experience, etc) are equal? Will a preference be given to those living in impoverished areas? Or is affirmative action based on race alone?

Examples:

-Someone living in the Upper East Side vs. someone living in Harlem
-Someone living in Beverly Hills vs. someone living in East LA
-Someone living in Lincoln Park vs. someone living in the South Side of Chicago
etc
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01 Jan 2010, 12:03
NYCAnalyst wrote:
Does Zip Code Matter when applying to business school, provided all other attributes (GMAT, GPA, EC, Work Experience, etc) are equal? Will a preference be given to those living in impoverished areas? Or is affirmative action based on race alone?

Examples:

-Someone living in the Upper East Side vs. someone living in Harlem
-Someone living in Beverly Hills vs. someone living in East LA
-Someone living in Lincoln Park vs. someone living in the South Side of Chicago
etc

I have never heard of zip code playing any role whatsoever.

Ethnic background is one element in what the admissions committees prefer to call "enrollment management" AKA the creation of diverse classes. Your actions will tell them far more about how you can contribute to their the diversity of their classes than your address, which can easily be faked and manipulated. Furthermore, they don't have the time to check the socio-economic or ethnic implications of thousands of zip codes around the world.

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Re: Does Zip Code Matter?   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2010, 12:03
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