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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2010, 05:56
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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 13:01
Congrats to all who got admits!

Below message is for future International applicants only.

Reason: I am an international applicant and applied to LGO this yr. Even though I have a descent background I didn’t even get an interview call. I might be wrong about my profile but I know a few more internationals who didn’t get interview call even though they had a good profile. So I researched more abt the program and this is my advice to future applicants.

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LGO program prefers international applicants. Based upon page http://lgo.mit.edu/engineering-mba.html LGO gave admits to only 4% internationals last yr. 4% is a very small and it equates to around 3 admits (in class of 47). My guess is out of those 3 applicants, each applicant will be from different country. Due to diversity factor LGO wouldn’t give all 3 admits to students from a same country. Moreover if there is any female international applicant then she will get some advantage too. So in short International male applicants have almost 0 chance of getting an admit. Especially applicants from countries from which many students apply to LGO.

I also emailed Vicki Mach and asked her to give data of applications received and admits given by country. She forwarded that email to a senior LGO director and they told me that they cannot give such data. I am surprised….because I don’t think it will be any harm to the LGO program. I wanted that data so that future international applicants can be aware of their admission chances.

Anyways, so international applicants, pls reevaluate your decision to apply at MIT. I think that international shouldn’t rely on MIT and should apply to other schools too.

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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 13:26
For all the folks that got denied from the LGO program: Are you ready for the big chill moment next week? What are your plans; reapply, go somewhere else?

Also, I called Vicki about the waistlist that I was place on. I wanted to know how many other folks where on there to judge my chances a little more. If they start accepting folks off the waitlist if >= 6 people decline the offer does that mean > 10% of accepted applicants must turn down the offer?

Also, do you guys think getting waitlisted is a good sign for getting into Sloan? Or do you think the application gets reviewed by different Sloan admissions people?
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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2010, 18:39
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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2010, 04:58
Well, if I was waitlisted from LGO with a "you are a strong candidate." I think I stack up nicely with Sloan admits. The only red herring in my application was my GMAT score (which is still in the 80%) range. What is funny is I have taken a couple of "LGO/Sloan" classes at MIT (mathematically rigorous) and got A's in both. So I am not sure why gmat would be given such a huge weight. I would hate to have to study for that test again and postpone my matriculation another year.

My plan:
0) Will wait for decisions in april
- LGO waitlist decision ( < 10% chance probability )
- Sloan decision ( Unsure of my chances but better than most other dinged LGO's )
- Waitlist means there is a simple discrepancy that I need to fix in my application
1) I will take two more LGO/Sloan classes in the next year if I don't get in, on MIT's dime.
2) I will try and improve my GMAT score 40 - 100 points ( very do-able ) but insanely boring
3) I am working on starting a company with three other MIT students and will continue work on that
4) I will try not to think about the incessantly boring work I am doing now
5) Will try and get my application ready again for next year in terms of essays and letters of rec..
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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2010, 04:41
hi folks,
apologies for being a novice here but i got to know of LGO only today. while i am also interested in LGO, ld like to understand how does LGO compare to the Sloan MBA. i know its for manufacturing but does LGO limit/expand your options beyond manufacturing.?
are recruiters open to taking people from LGO for consulting as well.
thx.
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Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2011, 18:57
Hi everyone i am new to this forum ... i am very interested in LGO ..
If i have a good GMAT score [around 720] would i stand a chance
to get in with 2 years work experience ?
Re: MIT LGO fellow applicant for LGO program starting in 2010   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2011, 18:57
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