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.
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).
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