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02 Jun 2010, 08:19
dodib0 wrote:

Assuming I get at 750+ when I retake my GMAT, and can write convincing essays, are there any strong schools I can apply to with a high likelihood of both acceptance and scholarship?

Bluntly put, I'd say no. The schools you list are competitive enough that only a small portion of applicants can even count on an acceptance let alone a scholarship. The admissions process is very random. When you add on predicting the likelihood of acceptance and $, you are pretty much just stabbing in the dark. That said, with a 750+ and good essays, I think you are in the running for admission. Depending on how important the money is, I'd apply to schools in the next few buckets but keep some of the schools you list. You may get in and get money or you may get in and realize that you are willing to stomach the dept. There is (very convoluted) trade off between school quality and$ offered so its a matter of finding where your goals and finances fit in that relationship.

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02 Jun 2010, 12:13
Thank you both for your help! I will be applying for Haas, Yale, Ross, Darden, Tuck, and Tepper. I think Stanford may be too competitive/snooty for me. Hopefully, now that I have diversified, I can justify to these schools at least admittance; I'll work on the scholarship once I get in.
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02 Jun 2010, 15:49
Unfortunately, I grew up in the Bay Area, about 15 minutes from Palo Alto, and have gone to a couple Stanford social events. I prefer a more down to earth attitude, in terms of student body - mostly because of the reputation that Stanford has; the students seem to think they are better than anything else on earth.

The suitcase of cash isn't necessary, just subsidized tuition. UC Davis, I heard gives it freely, but I'm looking for a change of location... and a better school.
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03 Jun 2010, 16:31
Thanks so much! I'll definitely look into Kellogg. In regard to Yale, I have heard great things about them, so I really hope that get a stronger GMAT score for most consideration there. I'm not quite sure what my "story" will be yet, but then, maybe I will get a better idea as I write my essays.

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