Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 18 Sep 2014, 23:58

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

how hard is it to get into these schools

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

how hard is it to get into these schools [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 15:59
Of Cornell, Duke and NYU is it easier to get in at one, over another.

I am R2 applicant. I have an invite from Cornell (though i dont know how good my chances are as yet). I havent heard back from NYU and Duke interviews all applicants, so i dont know my chances there either.

Thanks,
idream
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4838
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 339 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: how hard is it to get into these schools [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 15:24
Expert's post
idream wrote:
Of Cornell, Duke and NYU is it easier to get in at one, over another.

I am R2 applicant. I have an invite from Cornell (though i dont know how good my chances are as yet). I havent heard back from NYU and Duke interviews all applicants, so i dont know my chances there either.

Thanks,
idream


Off the top of my head, cornell is the easiest to get into, but you can check out the acceptance stats at Businessweek and have exact numbers.

Good luck!
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2006, 11:34
I got in at Duke and am yet to hear from Cornell.

I understand that Duke is considered more Top-10 than Cornell... even though Business week ranking shows Cornell at 7.

I liked my Cornell visit a lot- the campus and the building and just the overall experience. I liked Duke as well, but not as much as Cornell. I can see the rankings, but is one of these programs generally considered better than the other? I am getting into General management w/ IT, or maybe investment Management.

Thanks for your response. Your comments are very helpful.

idream.
Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4838
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 339 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: how hard is it to get into these schools [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2006, 09:55
Expert's post
idream wrote:
Of Cornell, Duke and NYU is it easier to get in at one, over another.

I am R2 applicant. I have an invite from Cornell (though i dont know how good my chances are as yet). I havent heard back from NYU and Duke interviews all applicants, so i dont know my chances there either.

Thanks,
idream


idream,

NYU has consistently been the toughest of those three schools to break into. Last year its admission rate was 27%. In contrast, last year, Cornell admitted 36%. Duke didn't provide selectivity numbers last year, but the year before they were 37%, up from 19% in 2001, so you could assume they "delisted" their selectivity number because it's kept going up and they'd rather not advertise the fact.

At the same time, Cornell's average GMAT was 660 versus Duke's 700, so depending on where your GMAT falls, Cornell is probably the easiest of the three to get admitted to. Ironically, of the three schools it is also the one that Business Week ranks the highest (#7).

Good luck,
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Expert Post
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 4838
Location: Los Angeles CA
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 339 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2006, 10:17
Expert's post
idream wrote:
I got in at Duke and am yet to hear from Cornell.

I understand that Duke is considered more Top-10 than Cornell... even though Business week ranking shows Cornell at 7.

I liked my Cornell visit a lot- the campus and the building and just the overall experience. I liked Duke as well, but not as much as Cornell. I can see the rankings, but is one of these programs generally considered better than the other? I am getting into General management w/ IT, or maybe investment Management.

Thanks for your response. Your comments are very helpful.

idream.


idream,

Whoops, I read your first post to Linda rather than your last. Congratulations on your admission to Duke. Though Duke is basically a general management program, Cornell seems to place a slightly higher percentage of graduates in general management roles than does Duke. For investment management, I would give Cornell the nod because of the Parker Center for Investment Research. My advice is to go with the school that you liked the best. If Cornell doesn't admit you then it sounds like you won't be heartbroken going to Duke. Either way you win.

Good luck,
_________________

Linda Abraham
Accepted
310-815-9553

Co-Author of: MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools

Follow Accepted on Twitter
Friend Accepted on Facebook
Subscribe to Accepted's Blog

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2006, 16:36
Paul,

Thank you for your response. I agree with you that i should go with the school I like the best if i have that option. I will be happy at Duke, but if I get in at Cornell then I might go there because I really liked that visit.

It is ironic that Cornell has a higher BW ranking but is considered to be easier to get into...

Thanks,
idream
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
How Hard is it to get Kudos? sa2222 1 05 Sep 2014, 16:33
How hard is it to get into Investment Banking from top 20 MBA eggplantpower 3 03 Sep 2014, 14:40
Hard to get recommenders to submit on time for 1 school? Brian461 1 29 Dec 2013, 15:34
How hard is it to get into these schools relatively? gmatclb 21 24 May 2007, 11:43
How hard to get 400+ on GMAT? dakboy007 3 01 Aug 2005, 09:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by

how hard is it to get into these schools

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.